When a chocolate craving strikes, it can be a challenge to stay committed to your healthy eating plan. Most sweet tooth–satisfying options are packed with unhealthy ingredients and loaded with sugar. But when you whip up a batched of home-baked goodness, you can opt for health-minded recipes that still satisfy your chocolate cravings. So if you're looking for a dessert you can feel good about eating, check out these healthy brownie recipes. Boasting ingredients like avocado, maca, walnuts, and dates—plus two options that are vegan and gluten-free—these brownies help turn your sweet tooth habit into a healthy one.
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Tieghan of Half Baked Harvest promises these healthy brownies do not taste like avocado—or cardboard. Instead, they are honestly delicious. "These brownies are full of healthy avocados, have no butter, no flour, and are made with natural coconut sugar," she assures.
For a dessert option that packs in superfood, try these bite-size morsels. "They're fudge-y like the gooey middles of a proper brownie and totally silky all the way through," describes Laura of The First Mess. "The chocolate flavor is enhanced by maca, mesquite, and cinnamon, and I dip them in a cacao glaze to really take it all over the edge. I do some cute little natural sprinkles too, but you could stop at the pre-glaze step and still have yourself one deliciously lush snack/mini dessert."
Hello Glow's Kiersten assures these raw dark chocolate beauties will "taste like the richest, fudgiest brownies you've ever had."
To describe these date and walnut brownies, Claire of The Kitchy Kitchen says to "imagine if a sticky toffee pudding and a brownie had a baby—yep, delicious." She loves the simplicity of this healthy brownie recipe and how you can "eat the dough with reckless abandon." If you don't like walnuts or are looking to mix it up, Claire says feel free to add in other nuts you like.
Dana of Minimalist Baker offers up a simple recipe for these indulgent, fudgy, black bean brownies with a rich peanut butter swirl. All it takes is "just one bowl and easy-to-find ingredients," she says. "Just pure, healthy decadence at its finest."
Laura of The First Mess took one of her favorite healthy brownie recipes and switched things up a bit. "I added a central layer of coconut milk–based caramel, putting them into mega fudge-y territory, a quality I can never get enough of with brownies," she admits. "There's a good amount of (organic evaporated cane) sugar in these, but what is life if you can't enjoy a little sugar with those you love once in a while, right?"