Macro Friendly! High-Fiber Brownies

I make most of my food from scratch and I love brownies.  I like the fudginess, softness and sweetness!  I feel like if I make them myself, I can control the ingredients I use.

One thing I do not like, when things come out – and the texture and taste greatly varies from the real thing.  If I want a brownie, I want a brownie.  I don’t want a soggy heap of mess, you know what I’m saying?  If you have ever made anything flourless, you know what I am talking about.  There is no squinting enough.

It’s disappointing.

The reason I wanted to perfect this recipe, is because there  isn’t a lot of options.  You can’t go to the store and get a high-fiber macro friendly brownie.  At least I can’t.  Fiber One is an option, but it’s incredibly expensive.  With just a few ingredients (that I already have in the house), I created a lovely brownie – with great macros, that I could enjoy daily.  I get 16 brownies for just a few dollars, as opposed to processed, who knows what ingredients were used, for $4-$5.

These brownies are a decent size (cut into 16 from an 8×8 pan) so they are not a micro-bite, and it’s gone.

I have also paired them with my delicious homemade skyr yogurt, and my delectable homemade almond butter (recipe coming soon), for the perfect dessert!

 

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High Fiber Macro Friendly Brownies

This is a recipe for my favorite high fiber, macro friendly brownies.  These brownies use all whole food ingredients and are wonderful!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Brownies, healthy, high-fiber, macro-friendly
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16 bars
Calories 57 kcal
Author Lisa

Ingredients

Homemade Applesauce

  • 130 grams Macintosh apples skinless
  • 1/8 tsp Cinnamon Spice Island
  • 1/2 cup water

Dry Ingredients

  • 30 g White Whole Wheat Flour
  • 28 g Oat Fiber
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan Salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder homemade
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 15 g mini-dark chocolate chips or 30g normal dark chocolate chips

Wet Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 4 Tbsp Honey Raw
  • 2 Tbsp Butter Grass-Fed
  • 1 Egg Free-range

Instructions

Homemade Applesauce

  1. Cut skinless Macintosh apples into wedges.  Place in a covered pot with cinnamon and water.  Boil for 10 minutes until the apples are soft (they are practically mashed).

    Mash with a fork or potato masher.  Set aside and allow to cool.

    homemade-applesauce

Wet ingredients

  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F.

    Combine butter and raw honey.  Heat in the microwave on low until melted (not more than a minute).  Set aside and allow to cool.

    When cool, mix in cocoa powder until smooth. 

    Add cooled applesauce and the remaining wet ingredients and set aside.

Dry ingredients

  1. Coat an 8X8 baking pan with non-stick spray.

Mix

  1. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.

    Place into the prepared 8x8 pan (coated with spray) and cook for 15 minutes - or until a toothpick comes out clean.

  2. When cool, cut into 16 bars.

    You can store them covered for a few days, or in the freezer indefinitely.  I take one out of the freezer and allow it to sit out or microwave.

Recipe Notes

Macros (1 bar)

Protein 1g

Carbs 10g

Fat 2g

 

I eat them plain, and enjoy them with 3-4 oz of homemade skyr yogurt, apples and almonds

 

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Or, even better, 1-heaping Tbsp. homemade almond butter and bananas!

 

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What is your favorite way to enjoy brownies?

Lisa
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About Lisa

Hey! Thank you so much for stopping by. I'm Lisa - a homeschool mom of 3 (2 boys and 1 girl). I care about the strength of the family in America, and often blog about babies/kids, natural parenting, homeschool, and marriage. Before you leave, please sign up for my monthly newsletter (on the top right). If you do, you will be well rewarded with notification of all giveaways and sales - which will not be announced on the blog. Google+ Profile

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