These Brownies Are So Tasty You’d Never Guess They’re Actually Healthy

These quick brownies are tasty, fudgy and have a rich chocolate flavour. But that's not even the best part. They're made of butternut.


Kelleigh Korevaar |

It’s long been known that chocolate can be good for you. Of course, there’s the rather unscientific “chocolate is made from cocoa which is made from cocoa beans. Beans are good for you so chocolate is good for you…” argument. And then there are various studies that have been conducted; we thank the scientific community for this.

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In fact, a small experimental study presented at a conference in April, found that dark chocolate can decrease stress and improve mood, memory and immunity (Spoiler alert; it’s the cocoa that’s so good). So what does that mean? Well, chocolate can move from your “NO” list to your “GO” list. The catch? Your chocolate bar needs to have a high percentage of cacao, usually over 70%. Your favourite off-the-shelf- milk chocolate or white chocolate just isn’t going to cut it.

So does this mean we can all enjoy brownies guilt-free? Well no. Adding some dark chocolate to your regular brownie pre-mix isn’t going to do you any good either. It’s packed with sugar. And even if you try to make your own brownies, most recipes call for a worrying amount of sugar anyway.

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Google ‘healthy brownie recipe’ and a whole lot of options will come up and trust us, we’ve tried a lot of different recipes. I’ve tried the banana and peanut butter combo, but it just tasted like a banana peanut butter block. And the sweet potato brownies? They’re not bad but they’re not good either and here at MH HQ we don’t do sub-par… especially not when it comes to brownies.

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After buying too many butternuts because they were on special at Pick ‘n Pay (we’ve all been there) and failing to eat them, I needed to find a way to use them.  This led me to these badass brownies. Roasting the butternut brings out a natural sweetness and the combination of the peanut butter, cocoa powder and coconut milk gives it a rich fudginess that even the best unhealthy brownies struggle to match. Best part? You can make it in a blender.

These Brownies Are So Tasty You’d Never Guess They’re Actually Healthy

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These Brownies Are So Tasty You’d Never Guess They’re Actually Healthy

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