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fruit sweetened brownies

Fruit Sweetened Brownies


A rich fudgy brownie sweetened completely with fruit!


  • 8 oz dates, pitted
  • 1 c applesauce
  • ½ c butter/ghee (coconut oil or avocado oil for dairy free)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 T vanilla
  • ½ c dutched cocoa
  • 1 c flour (Gluten Free see notes)
  • ½ t baking soda
  • ¾ t salt


  1. In a large bowl, combine flour (and xanthan gum if gluten free), baking soda and salt, set aside
  2. Check dates for pits
  3. In a food processor or blender, add dates, applesauce, butter/ghee, eggs, vanilla, and cocoa.  Blend until combined and dates are in small pieces
  4. Add mixture to dry ingredients in large bowl and gently mix until just combined
  5. Pour mixture into a greased oven safe baking dish, bake at 350° for 20-35 minutes or until desired doneness.


Gluten free: needs more flour and xanthan gum for structure, and I like using plain oat flour 
* 1½ c oat flour
* 1 t xanthan gum

Dairy Free: use your favorite butter substitute, coconut oil, or avocado oil

Whole30: use paleo flour and ghee

  • Prep Time: :15
  • Cook Time: :20-:35
  • Category: sweet
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: healthy brownies, gluten free brownies, fruit sweetened brownies