From the kitchen | Healthy brownies

February 5, 2016

I have a real sweet tooth and often find myself wanting to go to the shop to grab a sweet treat. I like to substitute flour and sugar where I can with healthier alternatives. I’m not on any sort of diet, I just prefer healthy options if I can manage it. I looked at a few recipes last week and tried some before coming up with the below version which is ah-may-zing. I often find a lot of recipes where you substitute the bad with the good tend to come out tasting pretty average or too much like coconut flour etc. but this tastes like a really delicious chocolate brownie. It is super moist and tastes a lot better than brownies I’ve made in the past.

I’ve altered the recipe a bit, and here is my version:


  • 3/4 cup almond butter
  • Half a large banana – mashed
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  •  1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius (350 F)
  2. In a mixing bowl add almond butter, banana, maple syrup, butter, egg and vanilla and combine well.
  3. Add in cocoa powder and baking powder and mix.
  4. Line a baking tray – mine is about 9 inches.
  5. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a fork comes out clean.

I am fully aware that this recipe still contains natural sugar, so just because it is a healthier version, I still wouldn’t recommend eating it all in one sitting! Moderation is always key.

If you try the recipe, let me know!


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  • Reply Veronica @abetterv February 6, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    They look fantastic! Bookmarking this so I can give it a try.

    • Reply Rhiannon February 8, 2016 at 1:33 am

      Thanks, V. Let me know how you go!

  • Reply denise February 23, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Amaaaazing Rhiannon! Will be making more of these in the future except they will be double batches😋. I used raw cacao powder and it worked perfectly:) thank you! xd

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