Healthy Chocolate Brownies - great for kids lunchboxes
November 27, 2020

Healthy Chocolate Brownies – great for kids lunchboxes

Healthy Chocolate Brownie Recipe

Healthy Chocolate Brownies – great for kids lunchboxes

When I came across this recipe via Miss 3’s Playgroup – one of the Mum’s made it & I had two pieces feeling guilty, I hunted down the ‘chef’ and was happily surprised when I found out it was Gluten Free, Grain Free, very low in Sugar & packed with Fruit….whaaaaaat!. Of course, this recipe was inspired by the amazingly talented and (my favourite chef) Jamie Oliver – there is NO going wrong with this! Behold the ‘Healthy Chocolate Brownie’ .


200 grams of dark baking chocolate (unsweetened)

1/2 teaspoon of baking soda

200 grams of pitted dates 

200 grams of walnuts – chopped loosley

3 eggs

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

1 tbs of vanilla extract


My lovely kiddies sat on the bench & LOVED to make this, there were lots of buttons to push, lots of loud noises….and a taste test or two along the way!

Step 1

Get your food processor (I don’t mean to gloat, but I entered a Jamie Oliver giveaway a few years back & WON a food processor – I was well chuffed)…sorry I digress..

In a food processor, pulse together the chocolate and baking soda until they have the texture of coarse sand

Step 2

Add in the dates and pulse

Step 3

Add the eggs, coconut oil & vanilla essence

Step 4

Transfer this lovely jubbliness into a lined cake tin/baking dish (approximately 20 x 20 centimetres)

Step 5

Bake at 180 degrees celcius for 15 minutes

Step 6

Open the oven then quickly dot the chopped walnuts to the top of the brownie  and push in a little

Step 7

Bake for a further 15 minutes

Step 8

Let it cool for one hour

Step 9

Slice into squares & serve!

I keep this in a cake tin all week & the kids devour it every day in their lunch box – I may or may not have a slice or two aswell ; )

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17 thoughts on “Healthy Chocolate Brownies – great for kids lunchboxes

  1. I’m a type 2 diabetic and always looking for something sweet and low sugar. Going to try this one. It sure sounds good.

  2. These were gorgeous. Made them today and my 4yr old loved them. Is it possible to use apricots instead of all dates? (Thinking of the extra iron!)

    1. Yay! We’re so glad you enjoyed them! My kids devour them too! I’m almost positive the apricots would work! Please let us know if they do as we’d like to try it too! Jenni x

  3. Really only 180 degrees Fahrenheit??? Does that get the brownies up to temperature enough to ensure the eggs are cooked thoroughly? Taking to an expectant mama- need to be food safe!

    1. Hi Kimberly, It’s 180 degrees Celsius which should be around 325 Fahrenheit. We are based in Australia so we generally use Celcius – I’ve amended the blog to include that info. Thank you. Louise x
      And congratulations on your pregnancy :).

  4. Do you use pitted dried dates or fresh medjool dates? I have been baking with the fresh dates a lot recently but I’m unsure if I should be used the dried ones instead?

  5. I’m sorry, we don’t do metric here in the states. Any chance you could do a conversion of the amounts. I am lost at trying to figure out how much 200 grams is. Thank you. Can’t wait to try this recipe.

  6. Hi I tried this recipe it’s good but my brownies were breaking from bottom I don’t know what went wrong can you help! What can be the reason thanks

  7. I am not much into baking but i liked this recipe as it is healthy for kids but i tried this recipe 2 times it tastes good n but just wana make sure is it supposed to be fragile because it breaks easily what can be the reason for that pls help?

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