Healthy Recipes

Chocolate Brownies

This recipe is about as healthy as a sweet treat can get while still tasting good.
Chocolate Brownies
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1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
½ cup soy flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup unrefined or demerara sugar
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
8 dried plums (prunes)
½ cup Greek-style nonfat yogurt
1 cup nonfat soy milk or nonfat milk
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Rind of one orange (about 1½ tablespoons)



  1. Preheat oven to 425°F and grease an 8 x 8" square pan or line with parchment paper.


  2. In a large bowl, combine flours, baking soda, sugar, and cocoa, and set aside.


  3. In a food processor or blender, puree dried plums, then add yogurt, soy milk, oil, vanilla, and orange rind and blend until smooth. (Note: It's very important that the plums be completely pureed to ensure a smooth batter consistency.) Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients, stirring until well-combined.


  4. Spoon the very thick batter into the greased pan, spread evenly, and bake for 25 minutes, or until the brownies spring back when touched.


  5. Cool the brownies to room temperature before cutting into 20 squares.

Nutritional facts: 

Per serving: 97 calories, 2 g fat (0.4 g saturated), 19 g carbohydrates, 3 g protein, 2 g fiber, 134 mg sodium (6% Daily Value).