Brownies are a blessing for all chocolate lovers. But they may not be the healthiest option for you. So how about making these healthy brownies with oat flour as the base ingredient? These brownies are not only delicious but also packed with minerals. A guilt-free pleasure that combines the rich flavor of brownies with the nutritional benefits of oats.
And for those who are strictly vegetarian, I have made this brownie completely eggless. These healthy oat brownies are an excellent in-between snack, as well as a good snack option for your little ones. Thick, fudgy that tastes just like an OG brownie and is perfect for an excuse to have it anytime you crave a chocolate dessert.
Why You Will Love This Recipe?
- Nutritional: the key ingredient that is oat flour is packed with nutritional values. They are rich in Fiber which helps digestion, promotes satiety, and helps to regulate blood sugar levels. Oats also contain vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, contributing to overall health and well-being.
- Guilt-free: unlike traditional brownies that are loaded with refined all-purpose flour, these brownies offer a guilt-free option. By using oat flour, these brownies offer lower calories and high Fiber, making them a more nutritious choice.
- Texture: these brownies are fudgy, rich, and irresistibly decadent that just melts in your mouth. And when you have this kind of texture in a healthy brownie, who can resist them? Well, I wouldn’t.
- Chocolaty goodness: the chocolatey goodness is the crucial element that adds richness to the brownie. I have used semi-sweet couverture chocolate to make these brownies, giving them a decadent flavor.
- Easy to make: these brownies are extremely simple and easy to make. Even people who are beginners in baking can whip this up in a few minutes.
Important Ingredients Used In The Recipe:
- Oat Flour: oat flour is the key ingredient that acts as a base for the recipe. You can either use store-bought or homemade oat flour for the recipe. To make it at home in a grinder, grind oats until you get a fine texture. Do not forget to sieve before using it in the recipe.
- Cocoa Powder: I have used natural cocoa powder for this recipe, as this gives the brownies a rich flavor.
- Condensed milk: as this recipe is egg-free, I have used condensed milk. It provides a rich creamy, and sweet texture.
- Chocolate: chocolate adds a rich and indulgent flavor to oat brownies, making them more enjoyable to eat. The natural sweetness and depth of cocoa flavor enhance the overall taste of the brownies. I have used semi-sweet dark couverture chocolate.
- Warm Water: as oat flour tends to soak moisture a lot, I have added warm water to loosen up the batter a bit. Without water, the brownie would be dry and brittle.
How To Make Healthy Oat Brownies?
For the complete ingredient list and instructions, see the recipe box.
Preparation: Preheat oven to 180°C or 350°F (OTG mode: upper lower + lower rod + fan) and prepare a square tin by brushing a little oil and placing butter paper at the bottom.
Roast Granola: First, dry roast some granola to garnish the brownie. In a pan, add chopped almonds, oats, desiccated coconut, chia seeds, chopped cashews, salt, and cranberries and roast them until golden brown. This really elevates the brownie to another level.
Melt Chocolate and Butter: in a bowl, melt chocolate and butter together. Melting them together saves a lot of time and ensures a fudgy and moist texture.
Add Wet Ingredients: add in condensed milk and vanilla essence, then give them a mix.
Sift Dry Ingredients: in a different bowl, sift the dry ingredients that are oat flour, brown sugar, natural cocoa powder, and baking powder.
Make Batter: add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture and mix to form a smooth batter. You can add the dry mixture to the liquid mixture as well. I prefer to make my batter this way.
Add Water: After that, add warm water and mix until we get a smooth batter.
Bake: Transfer the batter to the prepared tin and sprinkle the roasted granola on top. Place some chocolate tablets as well. Bake it at 180°C or 350°F (OTG mode: lower rod only) for about 25-30 minutes,
Chef’s Tip For The Recipe
Tip For Oat Flour
If you are using homemade oat flour, make sure to blend it to a fine texture; otherwise, your brownie will end up being baked oats.
Do not overbake the brownie, as it will result in a crumbly and dry texture.
Cool the Brownie
To get clean edges, allow the brownie to cool down completely before cutting, and keep it in the freezer for a few minutes.
How To Store Healthy Oat Brownies
You can store the brownies at room temperature for up to 4-5 days. And in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
You can freeze the brownies by wrapping them in food-grade plastic wrap for up to 1 month. Just make sure you thaw it in the refrigerator before warming and serving it.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Oat brownies are a healthier alternative to the traditional brownies, as they are made with oats rather than refined all-purpose flour.
Oat flour can be gluten-free if you use certified gluten-free oat flour. However, oat is often processed in facilities where wheat products are also made, which can result in cross-contamination.
Yes, you can make these healthy oat brownies vegan. To make this recipe is vegan; you can substitute the dairy ingredients with vegan friendly ingredients.
Yes, you can reduce the sugar content in this recipe. You can also use Stevia or Splenda if preferred. Remember that the sweetness level may affect the texture and moistness of brownies.
Absolutely! Adding nuts or other dry fruits to make healthy oat brownies can enhance flavor and texture.
Yes, you can freeze healthy oat brownies. Allow them to cool down completely. Then wrap them individually if it’s already been cut or freeze them whole after wrapping them in food-grade plastic wrap. It can be stored in the freezer for up to 1 month.
For Brownie Batter:
- 80g Oats Flour
- 30g Brown Sugar
- 10g Natural Cocoa Powder
- 1/8 Tsp Baking Powder
- 95g Butter
- 130g Dark Couverture Chocolate
- 60g Condensed Milk
- 65ml Warm Water
- 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Essence
- Chocolate Tablets As Required
For Roasted Granola
- 15g Chopped Almonds
- 25g Oats
- 5g Desiccated Coconut
- 7g Chopped Cashews
- 10g Dried Cranberries
- 8g Chia Seeds
- Pinch Of Salt
For Roasted Granola:
- In a heavy bottom pan, add chopped almonds, oats, desiccated coconut, chopped cashews, cranberries, chia seeds, and salt.
- Roast them until golden brown, and keep them aside to cool down.
- Prepare an 8-inch square baking tin by brushing oil and place butter paper at the bottom.
- Preheat your oven to 180°C or 350° (OTG mode: lower rod + upper rod + fan).
- In a bowl, melt chocolate and butter together.
- After melting, mix them to get a homogenous mixture. Add condensed milk and vanilla essence and give it a nice mix.
- In a different bowl, sift all the dry ingredient that are oat flour, natural cocoa powder, baking powder, and brown sugar.
- Gradually add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until all the ingredients are properly incorporated.
- Next, add warm water and give it a final mix.
- Transfer the batter to the prepared tin. Sprinkle the granola mix on top. Place chocolate tablets randomly as well.
- Bake it at 180°C or 350° (OTG mode: lower rod) for 20-25 minutes.
- After baking, let it cool down completely. Unmould the brownie with the help of a bent palette knife and cut into 9 square pieces with a sharp knife.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 to 35 minutes