Healthier Brownies from Jillian Michaels

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These moist brownies are pretty simple to whip up and there’s a good chance you already have all of the ingredients on hand. They will definitely satisfy your chocolate cravings!

jillian michaels brownie

For those of us that are trying to eat healthier, but still love a chocolately treat every now and then…


Recipe from The Master Your Metabolism Cookbook by Jillian Michaels.

Healthier Brownies from Jillian Michaels

5 / 5 (1 review)
Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes


  • 2/3 cup mild honey (such as clover or orange blossom)
  • 1/3 natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder (aluminum-free is recommended)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray an 8-inch square baking dish or pan with olive oil.
  2. Measure the honey into a large glass measuring cup (at least 2-cup-size). Microwave on high until the honey is runny and just bubbling, about 1 minute. Add the cocoa and stir with a fork until well combined. Let cool to room temperature.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. In large bowl, whisk together the applesauce, oil, egg, and vanilla. Add the honey-cocoa mixture and whisk until smooth. Add the flour mixture and stir until no traces of flour remain. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan.
  5. Bake for about 25 minutes, until the surface looks dry around the edges of the pan and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with moist crumbs. Do not over bake. Place the pan on a cooling rack and let cool before slicing in squares. Store the brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
Ingredients: Chocolate
Meal Type: Desserts
Categories: Brownies and Bars

Comments & Reviews

    This sounds like an awesome recipe to try! My family loves making brownies and finding a healthier recipe to make for them sounds perfect to me. Plus, they sound quite easy to make. Thanks for sharing!

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