A piece of healthy chocolate brownie topped with ricotta.

Healthy Chocolate Brownies

Looking for a chocolate brownie recipe for Valentine’s Day that tastes decadent but is actually healthy? What if I told you that there is no butter, no added sugar & no wheat flour in this recipe for Healthy Chocolate Brownies. The taste combination of dates & pomegranates in these chocolate brownies will leave you speechless
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy brownie recipe, healthy brownies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 113kcal
Author Maria Vannelli RD


  • 2/3 cup Pomegranate Juice
  • 8 ounces Medjool dates about 12 dates
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne or chili powder optional
  • 2/3 cup oat flour


  • Position rack in the center of the oven.
  • Preheat oven to 375℉ (190°C) .
  • Line an 8 x 8 cake pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Combine the dates and pomegranate juice in a saucepan and bring to a rapid boil.
  • Boil for one minute.
  • While still hot, transfer to food processor and  pureé together, along with avocado oil.
  • Add cocoa powder and pureé.
  • Add the eggs, vanilla extract, salt, and cayenne pepper (if using). Continue to pureé together.
  • Add the oat flour and combine thoroughly.
  • Spread batter in the prepared pan.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 15- 17 minutes until firm to the touch.
  • Transfer pan on a wire rack where it can cool down before cutting into squares.


Special equipment: A food processor is required for this recipe.
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used. 
*adapted from chef Martin Patenaude and POM Wonderful


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.8mg