I have a serious sweet tooth, but if I indulge whenever the craving strikes, my jeans wouldn't fit. I also don't like feeling deprived, so I "healthified" one of my favorite baked goods (brownies!) by replacing some of the sugar with a naturally sweet prune puree. The end results was a delicious and nutritious chocolaty treat!

By Tina Haupert
Updated: January 30, 2017

I have a serious sweet tooth, but if I indulge whenever the craving strikes, my jeans wouldn't fit. I also don't like feeling deprived, so I "healthified" one of my favorite baked goods (brownies!) by replacing some of the sugar with a naturally sweet prune puree. The end results was a delicious and nutritious chocolaty treat!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup prune puree (recipe below)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 5 tbsp butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup prune puree (recipe below)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 5 tbsp butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. Use a food processor to make the prune puree and then combine it with the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well.
    3. Pour batter in a prepared 8 X 8 baking dish.
    4. Bake for 25 minutes until brownies are cooked all the way through.
    5. Remove from oven and allow to cool before serving.

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. Use a food processor to make the prune puree and then combine it with the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well.
    3. Pour batter in a prepared 8 X 8 baking dish.
    4. Bake for 25 minutes until brownies are cooked all the way through.
    5. Remove from oven and allow to cool before serving.

  • Use a food processor to make the prune puree and then combine it with the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well.
  • Pour batter in a prepared 8 X 8 baking dish.
  • Bake for 25 minutes until brownies are cooked all the way through.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool before serving.
  • Prune puree: In a saucepan, heat 15 pitted prunes with 4 tablespoons of water for 5-7 minutes, until prunes are soft. Remove pan from heat and pour prunes and water into a food processor. Blend until a paste forms.

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