Dietitian UK: Heathier Chocolate and Prune Brownies

Healthier Chocolate Brownies: gluten and wheat free.

This week California Prunes were kind enough to send me some samples of their delicious, juice prunes. They came individually wrapped which I thought was a bit quirky and great if you just wanted one at a time but a bit of a faff if you wanted more than one. 

The prunes themselves really are tasty, they are large, succulent and just not the same as the ones I normally get from the supermarket. Extra special prunes indeed!

I was sent a Chocolate Brownie recipe with the prunes, which really tickled my fancy as I have been fancying making chocolate brownies for a while. They aren’t something we make often as they are a bit of a treat, but being pregnant I am definitely feeling the need for a bit more chocolate in my life right now! So I set about adapting the recipe to make it gluten and wheat free and also reduced the chocolate and sugar in it. Making your own brownies means you can regulate the amount of sugar, butter and chocolate that goes in, so they are healthier than a bought version 😉 

Healthier Chocolate Brownies: gluten and wheat free.
Yields 15
A healthier take on brownies with less sugar, less butter and added prunes. Gluten and Wheat free. Because some days we all need a treat.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
118 calories
13 g
34 g
7 g
2 g
4 g
45 g
12 g
2 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
45g
Yields
15
Amount Per Serving
Calories 118
Calories from Fat 58
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
10%
Saturated Fat 4g
19%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 34mg
11%
Sodium 12mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 13g
4%
Dietary Fiber 1g
3%
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
5%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
3%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 60g butter
  2. 2 eggs
  3. 100g dark chocolate
  4. 100g rice flour
  5. 1 tsp baking powder
  6. 75g prune puree
  7. 75-100ml water
Instructions
  1. Melt the chocolate and butter. I did this in the microwave carefully, but you can do this over a pan of hot water.
  2. Sieve the flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl.
  3. Make the prune puree by blending 100g prunes in a food processor with 50ml water.
  4. Add the eggs and prune puree to the flour.
  5. Now add the melted chocolate mixture and water to loosen it.
  6. Spoon into a greased and lined tin and bake for 30-35 minutes at Gas Mark 4.
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calories
118
fat
7g
protein
2g
carbs
13g
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Dietitian UK: Heathier Chocolate and Prune Brownies

2 thoughts on “Healthier Chocolate Brownies: gluten and wheat free.”

  1. Hi Priya
    Do you know if it would be possible to substitute normal plain wheat flour or wholemeal flour for the rice flour?

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