Salt? …On brownies? …Whaaaaattt?
I know it’s a little different, but trust me.
It totally works!
These rich Skinny Salted Brownies topped with flaked sea salt are my new favorite flavor combination. I have been experimenting with this recipe for close to a year now.
The original recipe, Secretly Skinny Double Chocolate Brownies, was a favorite of mine years ago, but I don’t fancy stevia anymore. Don’t get me wrong, the original recipe is delicious and very health conscious. I just wanted to create a recipe that was still just as healthy, but used a “real sugar”.
Stevia was my preferred sweetener years ago, however, I have come to like coconut sugar, honey, and maple syrup best.
With only 1/2 cup of coconut sugar and 4 Tbsp mini chocolate chips, the brownies are certainly sweet enough without giving you a cavity! I adore the richness of these brownies and hint of savory thanks to the flaked sea salt.
Did you know most brownie recipes contain 2 cups of sugar and 1 1/2 cups of butter! Wowza!
I will admit, the bigger the flake of salt the prettier the brownies. You can sprinkle regular sea salt on top of the brownies before or after baking, but you will not be able to see it.
I like to sprinkle a little salt on the batter before baking and add a little more before serving for visual appeal.
This Skinny Salted Brownie recipe uses oat flour, plain Greek yogurt, and applesauce in place of white flour and oil. The brownies are simple to make and truly decadent even though they are lacking the typical oil and melted chocolate in the batter.
Though, there is plenty of chocolate to go around with 1/2 cup of cocoa powder and 2 Tbsp mini chocolate chips throughout the batter and 2 Tbsp sprinkled on top.
Chocolatey goodness at it’s best!