Breakfast Brownies

Breakfast Brownies

Sayyyyy what? Brownies. For breakfast. And if it’s not a thing now, I hereby declare that they are a thing. Starting now.

These brownies are all kinds of amazing, yet they are totally healthy which means that you can eat them pretty much whenever you want, including breakfast! You’re welcome.

Breakfast Brownies

Seriously, look how chocolatey they are! And you don’t need any butter, eggs, or sugar to make them. These are brownies you can feel good about eating!

If you have been to my blog before, you know I love making breakfast cookies. They are easy to bake up and portable so you eat them anywhere! And if you give a girl a cookie, she’s going to want…a brownie.

These brownies are made with everything I love about my breakfast cookies: oats, banana, applesauce, coconut oil, flax, and sweetened with agave nectar. But then, there is the chocolate! All kinds of good stuff. They are under 150 calories each which means you can eat two (maybe 3!). I actually have also been stealing them for a dessert or snack too. I like eating them straight from the fridge and they almost have a fudge-like texture which makes them seem like they should be so wrong!

Breakfast Brownies

Breakfast Brownies

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (can add up to 2/3 if you want a cake-ier brownie)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoon ground flax
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 small to medium-sized ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (any milk will do)
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper with extra hanging off edge for easy removal later. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the oats, flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder, and the flax. Make a well in the center and add the coconut oil, mashed banana, applesauce, milk, and the agave nectar. Stir everything together so it is just combined. Do not overmix. Then gently stir in the chocolate chips. Pour the batter into the baking dish.
  3. Bake for 17-20 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean. Allow for the brownies to cool. Use the extra parchment paper to lift the brownies out of the dish and cut into squares. Store leftovers in the fridge.

Serving size: 1 brownie; Calories: 142; Fat: 7.1g; Carbs: 20g; Sugars: 5g; Protein: 2.1g; WW Points Plus: 4

If you want more protein, try adding a scoop of your favorite protein powder!

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Breakfast Brownies

   

24 comments

  1. Do you think replacing the flour with oat flour would ruin the brownie? Looks amazing & can’t wait till I make these!

    • Hi Joanna, I think you can definitely use oat flour, but since it doesn’t hold things together quite as well as other flours, you may want to add a little extra. Let me know how they turn out for you!

  2. Ive been seeing so much chocolatey goodness lately for breakfast.. great minds must think alike! Looks delicious…but any suggestions about a substitute for agave?
    Cheers!

  3. Brownies for breakfast?! Yes, please!

  4. Well, Carrie and I are seriously going to make these.

  5. Feed me dessert for breakfast and there’s no way it cannot make for a good day.

  6. Ok, I MUST try these, if you’re telling me I can eat brownies for breakfast Ima gonna listen!

  7. Seriously? These look fantastic! The texture looks so good, you couldn’t guess they’re actually healthy!

  8. Let’s definitely make brownies for breakfast a thing. Breakfast cookies are okay, so why not brownies! Can’t wait to try these!

  9. When do you add the milk?

  10. Heck yes… Brownies for Breakfast. Love this. :)

  11. I’m allergic to coconut-is there a different oil that would be okay?

  12. I love this recipe and can’t wait to try it. If I substitute honey for the agave should I use the same amount?? Thanks! These look sooo good!

    • Hi Kate, yes, I would use the same. You might want to do a little taste though after and see if more is needed. Sometimes agave is stronger than honey so you might want to add a little more depending on your tastes :)

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  14. These look amazing. I was wondering if there is any substitute for flax. I can seem to find it anywhere where I live and it keeps popping up in a lot of healthy recipes.

  15. I love the idea of breakfast brownies. Genius!

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  17. Feed me dessert for breakfast and there’s no way it cannot make for a good day:)

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