Healthy Brownies

"This recipe is adapted from "The Omega Diet," which is an excellent book on nutrition. These brownies don't taste "lowfat" or "healthy," yet they have essential fatty acids from the canola oil and walnuts. I have made these in an 8x8 pan, by simply cooking the brownies for a slightly shorter time. I usually use a little less than 1/2 c. of flour to make the brownies fudgier. Brownies without the guilt!"
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Ready In:
12 brownies




  • In a microwave-safe bowl, put butter, chocolate and oil.
  • Melt in microwave (approx. 2 minutes on High); set aside.
  • In medium bowl, beat eggs as you gradually add sugar.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients, including chocolate mixture.
  • Spoon batter into 6x8-inch pan that has been lightly greased; bake at 325°F for 25 minutes or until done (center should be slightly soft).
  • Let cool and cut into squares to serve.

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  1. donscott1214
    Not a bad alternative to a less healthy option. Very brownie-like and a good way to satisfy a sweet tooth. Just lacks the substance of a "real" brownie.
  2. ladypit
    While I wouldn't necessarily call these healthy, they certainly have less fat than many other brownie recipes. I omitted the nuts but otherwise left the recipe as written. These are fudgy and very nice. Good basic brownies without a pound of butter.
  3. ganerd
    Disapointed anyone would call this healthy! 10.9g fat and 40 mg of Cholesterol is NOT healthy. Recommend substituting Eggbeaters, Promise, Splenda and half whole wheat flour to be more healthy
  4. Wild Squirrel
    These brownies are very good. A friend of mine makes the best I've ever had, but these are also in my recipe box now. I made some minor adjustments because I did not have any unsweetened baking squares. To substitute, use 3 TBS cocoa and 1 TB butter for each ounce. Also, I decreased the sugar by two tablespoons to further reduce the calories per serving. I REALLY like cocoa and I believe this helped bring out even more of the cocoa flavor. Thanks for a great alternative brownie recipe, dahlia!
  5. Chef Fun
    This recipie was fantastic. It tasted like a unhealthy brownie. It was a treat that i wish i was eating right now... maybe i'll make a batch now.



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