Healthier Best Brownies

Healthier Best Brownies

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"With so much chocolate flavor in the brownies and in the frosting, you'd never guess this version is actually healthier than the average brownie!"


1 h 20 m servings 115 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 115 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 6.1 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.1g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 89 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8-inch square pan.
  2. Melt 1/4 cup butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in white sugar, eggs, applesauce, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Beat in 1/3 cup cocoa powder, flour, salt, and baking powder. Spread into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until brownies are just set in the center, 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. Combine 3 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, honey, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and confectioner's sugar in a bowl; beat until smooth. Frost brownies while they are still warm.


  • Editor's Note:
  • This recipe is a healthier version of Best Brownies.
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  1. 27 Ratings


These were absolutely delicious! I will make these brownies again!

These turned out YUMMY! Due to allergies that my daughter has, we made a few substitutions. I used Crystalized Fructose instead of sugar, Shortening instead of Butter, Brown Rice Flour instead o...

These brownies are pretty good! I prefer chewy brownies, these are cake like brownies. I added 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, and did not use the frosting. Instead of using an 8 inch pan I used a muff...

This was the best and the healthiest brownies I've ever had. But my family didn't really want to use sugar. So I replaced the 1/2 cup of sugar with 5 tablespoons of honey and it turned out GREAT...

The brownies tasted ok but there are some issues. You need to double or triple the recipe. It came out about 1/4" thick. I would reduce the egg and add more sugar. If this is supposedly 'heal...

Turned out super, but I did use 4 tablespoons of butter in frosting instead of 3.

I made these yesterday to use with Williams Sonoma ice cream sandwich molds. I made 2 batches, one almost eactly as written and one with coconut oil instead of butter(I ran out of butter). Th...

I was a little iffy with the ingredients, not sure if they'd turn out to taste like regular brownies. But when I shared them with my brother and his friends, as well as classmates and co-workers...