Skinny Salted Brownies

Salt? …On brownies? …Whaaaaattt?

I know it’s a little different, but trust me. 

It totally works! 

Delicious dark chocolate brownies topped with mini chocolate chips and flaked sea salt.

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.

Up close view of chocolate brownies sprinkled with flaked sea salt.

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. 

The BEST Skinny Salted Fudge Brownies | This from scratch recipe is gluten-free and delicious. Homemade is always best and these chewy brownies are everything you want in a sweet clean eating treat! Fudgey goodness along with a slightly savory element from the flaked sea salt will tantalize your tastebuds. There is no refined sugar (coconut sugar) and Greek yogurt, applesauce, and oat flour comprise these beauties! #easy #healthy #lowcalorie

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!

The BEST Skinny Salted Fudge Brownies | This from scratch recipe is gluten-free and delicious. Homemade is always best and these chewy brownies are everything you want in a sweet clean eating treat! Fudgey goodness along with a slightly savory element from the flaked sea salt will tantalize your tastebuds. There is no refined sugar (coconut sugar) and Greek yogurt, applesauce, and oat flour comprise these beauties! #easy #healthy #lowcalorie

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. 

Salted brownies stacked high. Glossy and beautiful chocolate dessert!

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!

Skinny Salted Brownies stacked high and ready to eat.

 

 

Skinny Salted Brownies
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The BEST Skinny Salted Fudge Brownies | This from scratch recipe is gluten-free and delicious. Homemade is always best and these chewy brownies are everything you want in a sweet clean eating treat! Fudgey goodness along with a slightly savory element from the flaked sea salt will tantalize your tastebuds. There is no refined sugar (coconut sugar) and Greek yogurt, applesauce, and oat flour comprise these beauties! For more recipes like this check out groundedandsurrounded.com!
Servings
9 pieces
Servings
9 pieces
Skinny Salted Brownies
Print Recipe
The BEST Skinny Salted Fudge Brownies | This from scratch recipe is gluten-free and delicious. Homemade is always best and these chewy brownies are everything you want in a sweet clean eating treat! Fudgey goodness along with a slightly savory element from the flaked sea salt will tantalize your tastebuds. There is no refined sugar (coconut sugar) and Greek yogurt, applesauce, and oat flour comprise these beauties! For more recipes like this check out groundedandsurrounded.com!
Servings
9 pieces
Servings
9 pieces
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 4 Tbsp mini chocolate chips, divided
  • 1/2 tsp flaked sea salt, divided
Servings: pieces
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly spray an 8x8 glass pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set pan aside.
  2. Add all ingredients, saving 2 Tbsp chocolate chips and 1/4 tsp salt, to a medium-sized bowl and mix until combined.
  3. Pour batter into the greased glass pan. Smooth out the batter and top with the remaining 2 Tbsp of mini chocolate chips. Then sprinkle with 1/4 tsp sea salt.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes or until top is slightly crackled. The brownies should be set, but an inserted toothpick should NOT come out completely clean. If it does they are over-baked.
  5. Before serving, sprinkle brownies with remaining 1/4 tsp flaked sea salt. Store leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Recipe Notes

To make oat flour add oatmeal to food processor or Magic Bullet and blend until consistency of flour. 

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The BEST Skinny Salted Fudge Brownies | This from scratch recipe is gluten-free and delicious. Homemade is always best and these chewy brownies are everything you want in a sweet clean eating treat! Fudgey goodness along with a slightly savory element from the flaked sea salt will tantalize your tastebuds. There is no refined sugar (coconut sugar) and Greek yogurt, applesauce, and oat flour comprise these beauties! #easy #healthy #lowcalorie

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