Low Fat Chocolate Brownies

28 Jun

Back in May we were given a box full of tinned goods.

A lot of it was tinned fruit.

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Mum used to have plenty of tinned fruit in the cupboards and I remember lots of puddings from my childhood seemed to contain either tinned mandarins or tinned peaches.

Amongst these this box of jewel coloured like fruity treasure were two rather austere looking tins of prunes. They are like the Roundheads to the colourful Cavalier fruits in the box, joyless but well-meaning.

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Everytime I open the cupboard door, they stare at me flintily challenging me to eat them.

So I took up the gauntlet and I got onto pinterest. I found a recipe for chocolate brownies containing pureed prunes. Maybe the prunes will loosen up a bit, relax and realise that there is more to life than sitting on top of some equally dour rice pudding.

This little recipe actually uses pureed baby food prunes, I just swapped it for the tinned stuff. The other great thing about this recipe is that it contains no butter, just a little oil, and it is super quick to make.


70g Plain flour

6tbs cocoa powder

225g caster sugar

pinch if salt

2tsp vegetable oil (or oil or your choice)

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

120g tinned prunes

2 eggs

Pre heat your oven to 170 c.

Line a baking tray with grease proof paper.

Mix all your dry ingredients together.

Blend your prunes, removing the stones and then mix all your we ingredients with the dry until they are well blended together.

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Put the batter into the tin and bake for 30 mins.

And the result?


Chocolatey, gooey, rich loveliness. Your wouldn’t even know there were prunes in it.


9 Responses to “Low Fat Chocolate Brownies”

  1. Clare Philpott June 28, 2013 at 11:26 am #

    Must try these. They sound tasty – even with pureed prunes!!!
    I still have nightmares of school dinners. Prunes and rice pudding. I’m shivering thinking about it.

    • hannahblythin June 28, 2013 at 11:51 am #

      Liv as the acid test and she very much approves.

  2. Mummy Kindness July 6, 2013 at 6:43 pm #

    Oooh. I think I’ll give these a try! Just found you via the new mumsnet linky and glad I did!

  3. Jenny @ The Brick Castle February 4, 2014 at 4:36 pm #

    That sounds fantastic – I love a good hidden veg/fruit – I’ve had beetroot chocolate cake before, but never prunes!

    • hannahblythin February 4, 2014 at 8:56 pm #

      The children loved them. That’s all the approval you need 🙂

  4. Kate @craftsonsea February 4, 2014 at 7:45 pm #

    They look gorgeous! Never would have thought of using prunes either!!! Thanks for linking up to Tuesday Tutorials Pin It Party 🙂

  5. there and back again... a mother's tale February 5, 2014 at 9:58 pm #

    #pintorials wow, I love this idea, I adore prunes, so sweet and sticky, sounds slimming world friendly for me too!

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