I am so excited to share this recipe with you today. My husband and I agree that these Secretly Healthy Fudgy Brownies are the best recipe I have created this year!

David said that this is his favorite baked dessert recipe I have ever made period. I, myself, was shocked at how delicious these brownies turned out. These truly are the Best Secretly Healthy Fudgy Brownies online.

These vegan brownies are fudgy, rich, chewy with a perfect crust.

Not only are these brownies absolutely divine, their ingredients are kind of shocking. These brownies are dairy free, peanut free, grain free, bean free, no added sugar (refined sugar free), flourless and packed with fiber and nutrients.

The base of these brownies is ground flaxseed and bananas – unbelievable.

I used my raw whole-seed flaxseed from Bob’s Redmill for this recipe. I ground the flaxseed in my coffee grinder to form a fresh, fine flour. I then placed the freshly ground flaxseed into warm water and let it soak for 10-15 minutes. This creates a fabulous binding agent while keeping the brownies chewy and fudgy.

For the chocolate chips I used my favorite nut-free, dairy-free, gluten-free vegan chocolate chips from Enjoy Life.

For the bananas in this recipe it is always wise to use super ripe bananas. Below you will see that I used dates instead of a sugar or syrup. The fresher, chewier and softer the dates the better.

I made this recipe in an 8×8 glass baking dish lined with parchment paper and the batter didn’t fill the entire pan. It does expand some but these brownies will not be super thick if you use the same size pan as I did.

A couple of tips – everyone’s oven varies so when making this recipe ensure that you let the brownies bake fully. You can test them by touching the top to see if they are stable and also by using a tooth pick to see if it comes out fairly clean (with this recipe it won’t be 100% clean no matter what).

Two more musts for this recipe – you must line your glass baking dish with parchment paper. The recipe will stick if you don’t use parchment paper. It makes removing the brownies super simple. This recipe has to completely cool in the pan before removing and cutting. I let mine set for at least twenty minutes (longer if necessary).

This recipe is an absolute must-make and one that you will make over and over!

This recipe is gluten free, vegan, raw, dairy free, high fiber and packed with secret healthy ingredients.

If you make this recipe or any other from the DAMY Health Blog or The Healthy Rebel App please make sure to use the hashtags #DAMYHealth & #HealthyRebel when sharing your pictures on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram so I can enjoy your versions of my treats!
The Best Brownies

The Best Secretly Healthy Fudgy Brownies


Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: Makes 8-12 Small Brownies

The Best Secretly Healthy Fudgy Brownies


  • 2 Very Ripe Large Bananas
  • 1/4 Cup Freshly Ground Flaxseed (soaked in 1/4 cup of warm water)
  • 1 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • Dash of Sea Salt
  • 6 Large Very Soft Pitted Medjool Dates
  • 1 tsp Instant Coffee (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Vegan Mini Dark Chocolate Chips


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350F.
  2. Line your 8x8 baking dish overflowing with parchment paper.
  3. Place all ingredients into your food processor excluding mini chocolate chips.
  4. Blend until completely smooth stopping to scrape down the sides.
  5. Stir in dark chocolate chips.
  6. Place dough evenly into your parchment lined baking dish.
  7. Top brownies with a few more chocolate chips if desired.
  8. Place in the oven and bake for 30-40 minutes (at the 25 minute mark I begin checking the recipe every 5 minutes until it is completely stable - mine took around 37 minutes).
  9. Remove from oven and let completely cool (approximately 20-30 minutes).
  10. Remove brownies using parchment paper. Cut gently into squares.
  11. Serve and enjoy.
  12. Brownies should be kept in a sealed-tight container in the refrigerator.

DAMY Members - 2-3 Brownies is a great treat option.

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