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Whole Wheat Brownies | Healthy Chocolate Brownies

Kanwaldeep Kaur
Chocolate Brownies get a healthy makeover with the use of whole wheat flour and jaggery powder. These are definitely going to be a regular bake in your house. The whole wheat brownies are one of the best healthy kid friendly dessert recipes!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 brownies


  • 1/2 cup Butter unsalted, melted
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable oil I used Avocado Oil here, you can use any neutral oil
  • 3/4 cup Jaggery powder
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa powder Unsweetened
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips I used 1/4th cup for mixing, and 1/4th cup for sprinkling on top of brownie batter


  • Take the melted butter in a bowl. Add in the vegetable oil and jaggery powder.
  • Whisk everything together till everything is blended evenly, this will take around a minute.
  • Add eggs and vanilla extract and mix again. Wet ingredients mixture is ready.
  • Using a sieve, sift together the whole wheat flour, cocoa powder and salt. This is required to remove any clumps from the dry ingredients.
  • Once sifted, with a light hand, gently fold in the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients. Do not over-mix the batter at this stage. I have used hand whisk, but I would highly recommend doing it with a spatula or a spoon.
  • Add 1/4th cup of chocolate chips at this stage and again fold the chips gently in the batter.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degree F (or 175 degree C).
  • Grease an 8*8 inch baking pan with butter/oil and lightly dust with whole wheat flour. Or you can even line the pan with parchment paper. I have used 9*9 inch pan here, but if you want thicker brownies, I would highly recommend 8*8 inch pan.
  • Pour the batter into the greased/lined baking pan, and smoothen the top. Sprinkle rest of 1/4th cup of chocolate chips on top of the batter.
  • Bake the brownie batter in the preheated oven for around 20-25 minutes. If you like fudgier brownies, remove the brownie at around 20 minutes. I removed the pan at 24 minutes, so the brownies were less fudgy.
  • Remove the baking pan from oven and set aside to cool for around 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove the brownie from pan, and slice it into 16 squares.
  • Healthy whole wheat chocolate brownies are ready to be served warm, or you can even serve them hot topped with cold vanilla ice cream and/or melted chocolate. Store the brownies in the refrigerator for around a week, or freeze them for upto 3 months. Reheat in microwave before serving for the perfect taste and texture.



  • Sweetener – You can even use unrefined cane sugar in place of jaggery powder. These alternatives provide healthier form of sweetener to the baked goods. But, if none of these is available, you can even go ahead and use regular white sugar.
  • Please do not over mix the brownie batter after adding the dry ingredients.
  • For fudgier textured brownies, bake them for lesser time. You can remove the pan from the oven at around 20 minutes.
  • I have baked the brownies in a 9*9 inch baking pan. But if you want thicker brownies, I would highly recommend 8*8 inch baking pan.
Keyword brownies, healthy brownies, jaggery powder, refined flour free, whole wheat
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