Healthy Date Brownies

So big surprise, the holidays were pretty darn decadent. My brother-in-law and sister whipped up a whole feast of delicious foods and we also went out for yummy things while we were there. I loved every bite but I needed a detox when I got home. However, I still had my chocolate cravings. I don’t think there will ever be a time when I don’t crave chocolate. So I decided to come up with a much healthier version of my usual brownies with a batch of healthy date brownies. The dates and honey were a great replacement for refined sugar and the almond flour made them gluten free!

The batter for these healthy date brownies came together really easily in my food processor. I just pulsed it all together until it was smooth and shiny. It only took a minute or two!
Since I used coconut oil in the batter, I also used coconut cooking spray to grease my 8 x 8 pan. Paired with the almond flour and almond extract, there was this lovely coconut almond thing going on that I loved. It enhanced the dates and chocolate.
After about 25 minutes in the oven, the healthy date brownies were perfectly baked through but still moist. I let them cool completely before I cut them into 9 good sized squares.

That was all there was to this decadent but still healthy treat! I loved that I felt like it was such an indulgence but did not have to really feel guilty about it at all. It was still in line with my healthier resolutions. Hope you all love them too! xoxo

Healthy Date Brownies
Healthy Date Brownies
5 from 2 votes
Healthy Date Brownies
Healthy Date Brownies
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

These healthy date brownies have such fantastic and decadent flavor and texture. They are so perfect for indulging without guilt!

Course: Dessert
Keyword: Brownies, Healthy Date Brownies
Servings: 9 brownies
Calories: 147 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu’s Kitchen
Ingredients
  • coconut cooking spray for the baking pan
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 whole eggs
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 and spray an 8 x 8 dish with cooking spray. Get out a food processor and combine all of the ingredients except the eggs in its bowl. Run the processor until it is smooth. Then add in the eggs and pulse it a few more times to incorporate them in. Scoop the batter into the pan and smooth it out to be even. Bake the tray for about 25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out of the center cleanly. Let the brownies cool completely, then cut into the desired sized squares. Serve immediately, or store sealed in the refrigerator to enjoy as you need them!! 

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Date Brownies
Amount Per Serving (1 brownie)
Calories 147 Calories from Fat 89
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.9g 15%
Saturated Fat 6.9g 35%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 93mg 4%
Potassium 175mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 14.6g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2.3g 9%
Sugars 10.4g
Protein 3.5g 7%
Calcium 2%
Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
These are such flavorful and decadent tasting healthy date brownies that make a perfect treat to kill the chocolate craving without all of the guilt. #brownies #dessert #chocolate #dates #healthydatebrownies #jeanieandluluskitchen
Healthy Date Brownies

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