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October 3, 2014

A super moist and flavour full dark chocolate brownie with no grains

En super klæg, klistret og smagfuld mørk chocolade brownie uden kornprodukterSticky flour-less healthy-ish dark chocolate brownie. Recipe

In my biotechnology class we have a cake cup, which has been running since freshman year, and the intention is that we are going to find the winner when we graduate next summer. So as you can hear this is a big and important competition (;

My only “problem” is, that I have gained the title “health-freak” in my class. Everyone knows I’m very interested in healthy food so everyone subconsciously expected me to bring a healthy cake last time I was the one to bake for the competition. And eventually I am not able to bake something without adjusting it a little bit in order to make it just slightly healthier anymore. The problem is that there are so many people in my class who don’t think healthy cakes taste good. So I took it as my mission to make up a healthy brownie or chocolate cake, which no one would ever be able to tell, was healthy.


I biotek har vi den her skøre kage-cup, som vi har afholdt lige siden 1.G og som vi først finder en vinder på, når vi bliver studenter til sommer. Så som I kan høre, er det en ret så stor og vigtig konkurrence (;

Der er blot et enkelt lille bitte problem: Jeg har lidt fået titlen ”sundheds-freak” i klassen . Alle ved, at jeg går rigtig meget op i sund og lækker mad, så alle forventer på en måde, at jeg kommer med en sund kage. Og jeg kan efterhånden heller ikke bage noget mere uden liiiige at gøre det lidt sundere. Der er bare så mange i min klasse, der absolut ikke kan lige sunde kager. Så sidste gang, jeg skulle have kage med, så jeg det som min mission at lave en sund brownie, som ingen ville kunne smage var sund.


Sticky flour-less healthy-ish dark chocolate brownie. Recipe Sticky flour-less healthy-ish dark chocolate brownie. Recipe


Okay to be honest, this brownie wasn’t the one I brought to biotech. The recipe wasn’t perfect yet at that point. For biotechnology I baked this absolutely amazing zucchini chocolate cake. It was incredibly delicious and no one could tell it was healthier than usual chocolate cakes.

But I knew I HAD to make my own brownie recipe. There are so many delicious recipes out there, but I somehow always find that there is something about them I don’t really like. See, I don’t really mind oil, but I try to cut out as much refined sugar as possible. And most people tend to think the other way.

It has been so much fun developing this recipe. And I’m happy to say I finally have my own wonderful go-to brownie recipe to make in the future.

And it has been tested AND approved by my little brother himself and three of my great friends.


Okay, den her brownie, var ikke den, jeg havde med til biotek. Opskriften var ikke perfekt endnu på det tidspunkt. Så jeg bagte denne super lækre squash chokoladekage i stedet. Den var virkelig god!

Men jeg havde fået blod på tanden til at lave min egen sunde brownie. Der er SÅ mange lækre opskrifter rundt omkring, men jeg kan af en eller anden grund altid finde en lille bitte ting, jeg ikke kan lide ved det. Problemet er, at langt de fleste bloggere prøver at undgå smøt og olie, men ikke har noget imod sukker. Jeg har det lige omvendt.

Det har været rigtig sjovt at lave den her opskrift. Og jeg er glad for at kunne sige, at jeg endelig har min engen go-to opskrift på sund brownie, der ikke smager sundt.

Den er testet OG godkendt af både min kræsne lillebror og tre af mine søde veninder.


Sticky flour-less healthy-ish dark chocolate brownie. Recipe Sticky flour-less healthy-ish dark chocolate brownie. Recipe Sticky flour-less healthy-ish dark chocolate brownie. Recipe



Instead of applesauce, you can use mashed banana. This makes a sweeter and slightly more moist brownie, but it may add a slight hint of banana.

If you don’t have any buckwheat flour, feel free to sub for any other grain free flour. (Ordinary flour will work as well.)



Isedtet for æblemos kan mosed banan bruges. Dette vil give en brownie, der er en smule sødere og en andelse mere klæg (selvom den er super klæg i forvejen). Men det kan være brownien får en lile smag af banan.

Hvis du ikke har boghvedemel, kan al anden mel bruges. Mandel, kokos… (eller almindelig)

Healthy-ish flour less Brownie

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 12 squares


  • ¼ cup honey
  • 4 tbsp. coconut oil, butter or neutral oil
  • ¼ cup muscovado sugar or coconut sugar
  • 25 g. dark sugar free chocolate
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup buckwheat flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C / 360°F
  2. In a saucepan carefully melt together the honey, oil/butter, sugar and chocolate. Allow to cool a bit and mix in the applesauce. Then stir in the egg.
  3. In a small bowl mix together cocoa powder, buckwheat flour and baking powder. Carefully stir into the honey-oil-mix in the saucepan.
  4. Spread out into a greased dish (or a dish covered in non-stick paper). Bake for 10-15 minutes. No toothpick trick here. You’ll still want the brownie super gooey (;

14 responses to “Healthy-ish flour less Brownie”

  1. WOW!! This looks so good!! You are so adorable! :) And I’m with ya… I’d rather have some healthy oil than a bunch of refined sugar in my dessert!! Great job girl! :)

  2. Mary Frances says:

    This looks fantastic! That sounds like such a fun class – haha, I have that title too, and it cracks me up, because on the blog I’m pretty healthy, but get me at 3 pm and I’ve got BBQ potato chips and Oreos side by side ;) Ooh, that zucchini cake sounds amazing too! Thanks for sharing this recipe, I love that it’s healthy, but not with hard-to-find ingredients. Fudgy heaven!
    PS Your site wouldn’t come up for me for the longest time (always gave me a 403 error message) but it finally came up today! Maybe its because it knew I needed these brownies in my life :)

    • Thank you so much sweet Mary! Haha, well your blog is so healthy too. But yeah, oreos are wonderful too :D
      Yay! I’m so happy you appreciate that. I hate it when people use all these fancy and hard-to-get-your-hands-on stuff.
      Oh, that doesn’t sound very good. Well, I’ve been having some troubles with it lately :( I’ll try to change that

  3. These brownies look amazing! I much prefer flour-less brownies- so fudgy and good! Love the fact these are healthier, definitely means I can eat as many as I desire! ;)

  4. These look so gooey and yummy! I can’t wait to try these some day. I guess it’ll be very soon… :)

  5. I wish my class had a baking competition! I have a reputation for healthy eating too… I just don’t understand how people don’t think healthy tastes better, haha! I totally agree with you – I’d rather less sugar than oil! Oil has healthy fats… sugar is just sugar! These look great!

  6. Lol I may half to start calling you health freak(kidding)!!! I just love how gooey and thick they are! Oh how yummy! You may be a healthy freak, but I bet everyone loved these brownies!

  7. Daniela says:

    Just discovered your blog and I’m so glad I did.
    The brownies look and sound amazing and are healthy too- bet of two worlds.

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