Rants, Rules & Recipes

An Effort to End Nutritional Ignorance

RECIPE: Healthy Brownies

So I know we’ve all vowed to be healthier and eat healthier this new year.  And we’re all drinking green smoothies and detoxing each day.  But just in case you find yourself with an unrelenting chocolate craving, and need a dessert that won’t undo all the hard word, check these yummy gems out!

This recipe I’ve not yet tried, but was passed a long to me from a fabulous gal pal who knows her chocolate.  (Original recipe from delighted momma) Said gal pal says she adds Coco Powder and under-bakes.

brownie ingredients

What you will need:

  • 1 cup of almond butter. You can make your own if you want to save a few bucks.
  • 1 1/2 cup of grated and/or finely-chopped zucchini
  • 1/3 cup of raw honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp of nutmeg
  • 1 cup of dark chocolate chips.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine all the ingredients into a large bowl and mix everything together.
  3. Pour into a greased 9×9 baking pan.
  4. Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.


6 comments on “RECIPE: Healthy Brownies

  1. dogsarekids
    January 17, 2013

    I assure you, they are amazing!! And they freeze really well (and, sigh, taste good frozen). I use trader joe’s crunchy unsalted AB. Enjoy! Xx

  2. EmmaNutrition
    January 17, 2013

    You read my mind – I’ve been searching for my recipe with avocado but these look fab!

    • rantsrulesandrecipes
      March 20, 2013

      Let me know what you think about healthy brownies, but gal pal swears by them! (I confess I’ve still not tried them, hoping to this wkd!)

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  4. rupinder
    August 8, 2015

    It doesn’t look appetising when you are preparing, but when it come outs the oven, you are caught off guard how it all comes together. They taste great! The dark chocolate really gives the brownies a great melt in the mouth goodness. Given the above statement, I have frozen some to try later. Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

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