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Light brownies (clean eats)

June 24, 2014

I’ve never been much of a chocoholic or sweets person but every so often…my sweet tooth cravings gets to me and BEFORE I get myself a real brownie…I always try to satisfy myself in a cleaner way first. Well, not that I don’t let myself have treats but I always find that instead of having ONE brownie, I end up having a good half the batch so making a guilt free version makes me feel a little better…even if I DO end up having them all.


Anyways, these brownies are protein packed because they main ingredient in them are eggs! And because of that, they’re fluffy and souffle-like in texture instead of fudgey like your typical brownies. I don’t really mind though because I’ve always liked lighter desserts anyways. Plus, you can’t complain too much if they only weigh in at about 40 calories a piece instead of 300!


Simple. Clean. Ingredients.

4 eggs separated
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 tablespoons honey (or more if you like it sweeter)
dash of vanilla

Separate your eggs and whip up your egg whites until they reach stiff peaks. Whisk your cocoa, honey and egg yolks together in a small bowl. Fold your egg yolk mixture into the egg whites and then pour the mixture into a baking pan. Bake at 350F for 15 – 20 minutes until the edges start coming away from the sides


Yum nom nom! I can’t get enough of these and I can’t wait to get on my second batch! I think I”m going to try making them with matcha powder or peanut flour (PB2) instead of cocoa this time though and see how that turns out!


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  1. Hi, I’ve tried this recipe, but it came out awful! 🙁 It didn’t taste good at all, which dissapointed me the most. It tasted a bit like eggs and cocoa powder. Really disgusting!..
    But I wasn’t even able to cut it into those squares. It was almost like it wasn’t baked at all, even though I gave it more time in the oven! And yes, I do know a brownie is kind of “unbaked” like, but this was awful… 🙁

    1. I’m sorry it came out that way yasmin 🙁 There are a number of reasons they could have come out that way 1) Did you make sure that you whipped your egg whites until they were at stiff peaks? Usually if you don’t it won’t bake up properly. The batter should be fluffy. 2) I wanted to keep the brownies light/healthier so I didn’t add so much honey or sugar in them. If you add more they will taste better (of course). 3) You can always add flour to make the batter thicker as well. Mine came out the consistency of sponge cake.

      I hope this didn’t discourage you from making brownies. I recently made another healthy brownie recipe that has a denser texture so perhaps you’ll fancy that one better

  2. Mine turned out perfectly. As an added step, I whipped my yolks pretty hard until they were light in color. Then I added the honey and vanilla. When I combined the whites and the yolk mixture, gently folding the two together, I added 1 oz of organic cocoa nibs (instead of chocolate chips) for a little crunch. Delicious.

    I tried a 2nd batch, replacing the cocoa powder with peanut flour and they were even better!

  3. These light brownies turned really great, and sooo light that I eat almost half’s way too many calories but at least my husband arrived in time to save me 🙂 He confirmed that these brownies are awesome. I used stand mixer for the eggs, and it made the deal cause it turned fluffy, airy, divine. I also made a little change, instead of two tablespoons of cacao I used one and half cacao and half of carob. Next time I’ll use some orange zest to add some other flavor that goes well with cacao.
    Thanks for the recipe, this one certainly goes on my holiday to do list! Need to loose some kg without giving up on sweets 🙂

  4. I just made these. I think they’re great! They are a sponges texture so my kids wouldn’t even try them. I have been clean eating for a week so these were a nice treat! Thanks for the recipe!

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