Deliciously Healthy Brownies: A Mum-To-Be Treat!

Deliciously Healthy Brownies: A Mum-To-Be Treat!

Pregnancy comes with a unique set of cravings and, if your expecting wife has been yearning for something sweet, you’re in for a delightful surprise! Dive into the world of healthy brownies – a treat that’s not just mouthwateringly luscious but also packs a nourishing punch. Perfect for mums-in-the-making and little ones buzzing around your feet!

First things first, why healthy brownies for the expectant mum? Traditional brownies can sometimes be laden with sugar and unwanted additives. But, for an expecting mother, nutrition is paramount. Enter the healthy brownie version; a sweet compromise that doesn’t skimp on taste or maternal health!


1. 200g of unsweetened apple sauce (a fabulous sugar alternative)

2. 3 tbsp coconut oil (melts seamlessly into any batter)

3. 150g of whole wheat flour (an added fibre boost!)

4. 2 tsp vanilla extract (for that irresistible aromatic flair)

5. 50g of cocoa powder (because, chocolate!)

6. 2 tbsp chia seeds (a protein-packed punch)

7. 100g of dates (nature’s caramel sweetness)

8. A pinch of salt (balances out the sweetness)

9. 2 tsp baking powder

10. 100ml almond milk (or any other plant-based milk)

11. Optional: handful of walnuts or dark chocolate chips for some crunch!


1. Preheat your oven to 180°C and line a baking tin with parchment paper. 

2. Using a blender, combine dates, apple sauce, and coconut oil until smooth. This creates a natural, sweet base for your healthy brownies.

3. In a mixing bowl, sift together the whole wheat flour and cocoa powder. Add chia seeds, salt, and baking powder. Mix well.

4. Gently fold in the date mixture from the blender into the dry ingredients. Add vanilla extract and almond milk, stirring until you get a creamy batter.

5. If you’re feeling cheeky, throw in those optional walnuts or chocolate chips! Perfect for some added texture and fun.

6. Pour the batter into your prepared tin and spread it evenly.

7. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with just a few crumbs. Remember, a gooey center is the hallmark of a perfect brownie!

8. Let them cool, then slice into desired squares.

Now, here’s the fun bit: sharing these healthy brownies with your pregnant wife and maybe even sneaking a few bites with the kids! Imagine the joy of savoring a slice of this chocolate delight, knowing it’s a healthier alternative. Perfect for afternoon tea, post-nursery snacks, or even a cheeky breakfast (shh, we won’t tell!).