Double Chocolate Dairy-Free Brownies

Recipes for classic brownies usually call for more than a cup of sugar—not what you want when you’re trying to eat clean! Rather than skipping dessert, try this healthy (and insanely delicious) variation. These extra-chocolaty squares are made with natural sweeteners such as honey, applesauce and vanilla, with rich cacao powder and nibs to satisfy the most intense chocolate cravings. They’re a dessert you can feel good about serving to your kids, and they’re easy enough to make that another batch can be whipped up quickly when the first one disappears (and, believe us, it will!).

Double Chocolate Dairy-Free Brownies

Double-Chocolate Dairy-Free Brownies

Makes 16 squares


1 cup gluten-free all-purpose baking flour
½ cup cacao powder
¼ cup cacao nibs
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. sea salt

2 eggs
½ cup applesauce
¼ cup coconut oil
½ tsp. vanilla extract
½ cup raw honey

Optional: ¼ cup dairy-free mini chocolate chips



1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Grease 8×8 glass baking pan with coconut oil, set aside.

3. In medium-sized bowl, combine all dry ingredients.

4. In separate small bowl, combine all wet ingredients; mix well.

5. Pour wet mixture into dry mixture; mix for 1-2 minutes until well blended (do not over stir).

6. If including mini chocolate chips, stir in.

7. Pour batter into baking pan and bake for 35 minutes or until done. Let cool before cutting.

Tip: Serve with coconut milk ice cream! Yum!

Nutritional information:  155 calories, 8 g fat, 21 carbs, 4 g fiber, 11 g sugar, 3 g protein, 53 mg sodium

About Pamela Higgins

Pam Higgins, Certified Health Coach, AADP received her credentials from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2010. Pam is the Founder of Total Health Counseling, LLC and She is a sensitive foodie and focuses on teaching clients about eating delicious food with pleasure. Pam will show you how to access your blueprint for healthy eating and lifestyle so you can be your best. Pam healed herself from years of chronic digestive and skin inflammation by accessing her own blueprint for healthy living and helps her clients find foods that nourish + balance their bodies. Pam lives in South Florida with her husband, Heman and dog, Cali. Contact Pam directly via email at

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