Best Ever Fudge Brownies

4.25 from 4 votes

This gooey indulgence doesn't come with the usual side of guilt!

The entire family will love this chocolaty treat.

Sweet tooth knockin’ on your door? Don’t be too quick to turn it away! Just because you’re following a clean eating lifestyle doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in rich, tasty treats– especially when they’re made of nothing but 100% clean and wholesome ingredients! Our best ever fudge brownies are the perfect way to satisfy your cravings in a healthier way!

Tasty Brownies Made with Whole Ingredients

Our ooey-gooey brownies are melt in your mouth delicious!

Unlike traditional brownie recipes, this version contains real food ingredients. But that’s not the only reason they’re the best ever. These brownies are chocolatey, moist, and mouthwatering. 

They get their unbelievable flavor from whole ingredients like pure butter, coconut sugar, cocoa powder, and pure vanilla extract. We’ve used whole wheat flour instead of traditional white flour to give these brownies some extra nutrients, as well. When you cook with whole ingredients, food just tastes better!

Try These Plant-Based Swaps

Satisfy your chocolate craving in a healthier way with this sweet yet clean-eating dessert.

And while these brownies do contain some animal-based products, they can be made vegan-friendly with a couple easy baking swaps. First, you would need to use coconut oil instead of butter. Then, simply use two ripe mashed bananas in place of the two eggs. Finally, there are vegan-friendly chocolate chips available. Our favorite brand is Enjoy Life chocolate chips. 

How to Make the Best Ever Fudge Brownies

These best ever fudge brownies are made with healthy ingredients!

It only takes 20 minutes to get these babies into the oven! Begin by preheating it to 350 degrees. Then, lightly grease the sides and bottom of an 8×8 inch square baking pan. 

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter (or coconut oil) over low heat. Add your coconut sugar and stir until it’s completely dissolved. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the cocoa. Next, add the vanilla extract and eggs (or mashed bananas) one at a time and stir to combine.

Stir in your flour, salt, chocolate chips, and walnuts until all of the ingredients are combined, taking special care not to over mix. Once the flour is no longer visible, it’s ready to pour into the prepared baking dish. Spread the batter out evenly into the pan. You can sprinkle a few more walnut pieces on top before baking, if you wish! 

Bake the brownies for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when stuck into the center. Make sure you let the brownies cool for at least one hour before enjoying!

4.25 from 4 votes

Best Ever Fudge Brownies

With real food ingredients that are clean and healthy, you can indulge in this chocolatey treat guilt-free.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Yield 12 people
Serving Size 1 brownie
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 1/2 cup pure butter optional coconut oil
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs large, lightly whipped
  • 1/2 cup white whole-wheat flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips our favorite is Enjoy Life Mini Chips
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Lightly oil sides and bottom of an 8x8 inch square baking pan (glass pan if available).
  • In a medium saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add coconut sugar and stir until it's dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in cocoa, just until combined. Add vanilla and eggs, one at a time, and stir to combine.
  • Add flour, salt, chocolate chips, and walnuts and stir to combine, being careful not to over mix. Once the flour is no longer visible, it's ready to pour in the prepared pan. Spread evenly in pan. If desired, sprinkle a few more walnut pieces on top before baking. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove and cool at least one hour before serving.


For "no sweeteners added" chips try Viva Naturals 100% Raw Cacao Nibs.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1brownie | Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 54mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 13
Keywords Budget-Friendly, Kid-Friendly, Vegetarian

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Gale Compton

Gale co-founded SkinnyMs. with a goal to provide women with delicious recipes, fitness routines, and ways to reach their ideal weight. Gale has been featured on the Today Show in which she won a cook off for the best Lasagna. Be sure to search for her winning recipe, Skinny Lasagna Rolls.

Guided by her firm belief in healthy eating and the power of exercise, Gale has written two cookbooks and several fitness ebooks. She earned her Fitness Training Certification from, National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association. Gale loves to run with her dog Maggie and has completed numerous half-marathons.

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  1. Hi will I have to put it over heat if I replace butter with coconut oil? Also, do I use the same proportion of coconut oil as buyer?

    Thanks :). Tried your thumbprint cookies and we really love them, so am trying more recipes hehe

    1. Clara, I haven’t tried honey for this brownie recipe. If you give it a try please let us know what you think? 🙂

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