Healthy Fudge Brownies
Desserts,  Chocolate

Secretly Healthy Fudge Brownies (Paleo + One Bowl)

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Love chocolate, but hate the guilt? You need to try these healthy brownies! ALL the CHOCOLATE- NO GUILT!


Secretly Healthy Fudge Brownie Ingredient

Pumpkin: This secret ingredient might shock some of you. Pumpkin…in brownies?! I promise you can’t even taste it! This bright orange magic is what makes these healthy brownies SO FUDGEY! If you are a fan of ooey-gooey brownies, then you’ll definitely be a fan of these.

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How is Pumpkin Healthy?

According to Jaclyn London (MS, RD, CDN), “One cup of pumpkin contains more vitamin A than a cup of kale, more potassium than a banana, and more fiber than 1⁄2 cup of quinoa.”

Pumpkin contains antioxidants that boosts your immune system. Perfect for those fall sniffles! It also has minerals such as iron and magnesium that help regulate blood pressure. One cup of pumpkin also contains 20% of your daily fiber intake!  (Read more about pumpkin here)

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Knowing the health benefits from our secret ingredient (pumpkin) can give you peace of mind knowing that you are eating a healthy treat. Some other healthy ingredients in these brownies are coconut sugar and cacao powder. I wrote a post on these ingredients and their benefits you can check out here: Superfood Pantry post. You can feel confident, not guilty after eating these healthy fudge brownies.

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One Bowl Secretly Healthy Fudge Brownies!

What I love about this healthy fudge brownie recipe is that you only use one bowl. I normally whip em together in 10 minutes and bake for 25 minutes. Just clean up and wash the bowl while they are in the oven and voila! The kitchen is clean, the house smells like a chocolate factory and you have an amazing dessert for later.. or now! That’s my kind of baking. 

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Yield: 9 large brownies

Secretly Healthy Fudge Brownies (Paleo + One Bowl)

Secretly Healthy Fudge Brownies (Paleo + One Bowl)

PALEO + gluten-free, and contain a super-secret ingredient that makes them RICH in Vitamin A and fiber. You only need one bowl to make these HEALTHY FUDGE BROWNIES!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes



1. Preheat oven to 350 F. and line an 8x8 inch baking dish with parchment paper.

2. Combine eggs, coconut sugar, pumpkin puree, and coconut oil in a medium bowl. Add (or sift in) cacao powder, almond flour, cinnamon, and salt.

3. Fold in baking powder and ¼ cup chocolate chips.

4. Pour batter into baking dish and spread evenly (batter should be pretty thick).

5. Top with remaining ¼ cup chocolate chips or chopped chocolate bar.

6. Bake at 350 F. for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out a little gooey (*See Notes). Let cool completely before serving.

7. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months. Enjoy warmed up or cold out of the fridge!


*Make sure to use 100% pumpkin puree NOT Pumpkin pie mix

*Taking the brownies out of the oven when they are still a little gooey is what makes them extra fudgy and delicious!)

*Give them a try and be sure to tag us on Instagram! I love to see your creations! @secretlyhealthyhome

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Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 169Total Fat: 9gCarbohydrates: 20gNet Carbohydrates: 16.5gFiber: 3.5gSugar: 12.2gProtein: 4.9g

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  • Lynn

    These are the most decadent brownies I’ve ever had. Truly, all other recipes do not compare to this one. My husband always has to make sure he’s eating a “Claire brownie”!

    • Claire

      Such an amazing compliment! Thank you so much! I am SO happy he calls them “Claire brownies” haha! Love it.

    • Claire

      Hi Amy! Yes, absolutely. You can substitute 1 flax egg for the 2 eggs. 1 Tbs. ground flax + 2 Tbs. water. Mix and let thicken for 5 minutes. I just added it to the recipe as well 🙂 Hope you enjoy! Let me know how they turn out!


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