This all-natural easy brownie recipe…
…is also nutritious for you! (And they make great gourmet chocolate gifts!) As you may know, dark chocolate is high in anti-oxidants, so why not take advantage and use chocolate in a healthy dessert? Learn to bake our special brownie recipe here.
Since elderly nutrition is always an ongoing concern, it's a great idea to include as much good stuff in treats too.
This is an all-natural chocolate recipe. Besides the antioxidants in chocolate, this easy brownie recipe is sweetened with honey too - and raw honey, especially, is loaded with minerals and very good for you. We also use oil instead of butter. You can even get natural chocolate chips. The nuts add some protein and vitamins as well. Using whole wheat pastry flour will complete the health part of this recipe.
(Be sure to also see our "recipe central" page at Easy Healthy Recipes).
You can also try this recipe with carob rather than chocolate. See the link at the end of the recipe.
But you can, of course, use whatever ingredients you have on hand to substitute in this recipe.
All-Natural Chocolate Brownies
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Add in order:
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup coco powder
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 Tablespoon baking powderI cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts
Mix together. Put in a greased and floured square baking pan. You can sprinkle a few chocolate chips over the top of the batter - they will melt in. Bake at 350 F degrees, for 25 minutes. Frosting not even needed (unless you really want it)!
Also try using carob instead! Carob is a healthy alternative to chocolate and is great for really healthy dessert recipes. Carob is loaded with vitamins and minerals. Traditional to the Middle East, it was referred to as “locust” or the locust bean, in ancient and biblical times (as in eating locust and honey). You can get it in many forms now in health food stores or natural food aisles – carob chips, powder, syrup, etc.
Be sure to see our delicious carob recipes! Carob can often be used in just about any recipe that chocolate can. (My kids loved it when they were growing up).
Get more delicious ideas:
Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries -- Learn how to make these fun dessert snacks the easy way! We've got some fun decorating projects too! For all ages.
Fresh Strawberry Desserts -- Our fresh strawberry desserts are festive enough for special holidays and parties, and can be made any time of the year. From pie, to a hollowed apple bowl with berries, to a towering kabob, they’re delicious!
Excellent Easy Apple Recipes -- Includes many of our family recipes that you can dress up or down for any occasion. The apple is available all year too, so these can be used any time.