Whole wheat healthy strawberry brownies are soft on the inside, chewy on the outside and full of delicious chocolate and strawberry flavors, making them perfect for a homemade sweet treat!
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We just had the BEST camping weekend ever! 🏕
We took the kids for two nights up in the mountains here in N.C. and it was glorious.
We hiked, we waded in creeks, we explored, we found and decorated walking sticks, we flew a kite, we played cards, we cooked ALL the yummy food, we made s’mores and we unplugged for almost 48 hours. I didn’t want to leave!
As hard as it was to come back home though, it was Mother’s Day yesterday and I got a great hot shower, followed by a bath soaking in some bath salts my son made in preschool, and my parents came over with a Mediterranean feast from one of my favorite local spots. YUM!
All in all, definitely a weekend for the record books! ❤️
But now, let’s turn our attention to today’s scrumptious recipe!
I got the idea for these healthy strawberry brownies when I saw lemon brownies that people make with white chocolate.
I thought, why not strawberry brownies made with melted chocolate and strawberry jam? Cause strawberries + chocolate are such a delicious combination! 🍓🍫❤️
As you guys know by now, I do all my baking from scratch and I almost exclusively use white wheat flour in our house.
I love that I’m giving my family the benefit of whole grains and we love the milder flavor of white wheat flour (which is just made from a different strain of wheat).
And today I’m so happy to be partnering with Bob’s Red Mill and showcasing their Organic Ivory Wheat Flour that I used in these strawberry brownies.
(And that I like to keep stocked in my pantry!)
Bob’s Red Mill uses high-quality, minimally processed whole grains made from non-GMO seeds and they are certified kosher. They’ve got tons of great baking product choices for organic, gluten-free, vegan and paleo needs, too, so there’s really something for everyone. 🙌
Back to the brownies. Cause it’s hard to focus when there are brownies around, amIright?
These strawberry brownies are deliciously soft inside with a chewy crust around the outside that’s a bit addictive.
They have beautiful strawberry flavor from the strawberry jam that’s swirled into the brownie batter and I fold in fresh diced strawberries too when I have some on hand.
They are a little lightened up from a regular brownie and they are whole wheat of course thanks to the Ivory Wheat flour.
I think they’re perfect for a delicious and healthier sweet snack or dessert!
A few notes on these healthy strawberry brownies:
- I use the Bob’s Red Mill Ivory Wheat flour but you could substitute their stone-ground whole wheat flour, their all-purpose flour or their gluten-free flour if you prefer.
- I use my homemade strawberry freezer jam, but you could substitute a store-bought version.
- We like cutting these into 16 small squares so we can snack on them all week long. You can also make 9 larger brownies like I did for these photos.
- Want to double the recipe? Bake it in a 9×13 inch pan and have brownies galore!
- As I mentioned, I fold in diced fresh strawberries if I have some on hand, but that’s optional. I’ve made these without any strawberries in the batter before and they have plenty of yummy strawberry flavor from the jam.
- Want more chocolate flavor? You could add 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips into the batter as well.
- You could also switch out the type of jam or preserves you use and make any other type of fruit brownies your heart desires.
You maybe didn’t know it, but your brownies needed a strawberry twist. 🍓❤️
I hope you have a fabulous week!
Healthy strawberry brownies
Whole wheat healthy strawberry brownies are soft on the inside, chewy on the outside and full of delicious chocolate and strawberry flavor!
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter (or sub coconut oil)
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill Ivory Wheat Flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup diced strawberries (optional)
- 1/2 cup strawberry jam (or strawberry preserves)
Preheat oven to 350. Spray an 8x8 baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
Place butter and chocolate chips in a small microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir until melted. (You can return it to the microwave in 30-second increments as needed.)
In a medium bowl, combine the chocolate mixture with the sugar, applesauce, eggs and vanilla and stir until combined.
Add the flour, baking powder and salt and stir until just combined.
Fold in the diced strawberries, if using. (If you want to add 1/4 cup chocolate chips, those go in now too).
Transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan and smooth the top.
Dollop the strawberry jam on top of the batter. I usually do about 9 blobs. Use a toothpick or the tip of a knife to swirl the jam into the batter and get it evenly distributed over the entire pan.
Bake the brownies at 350 for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let cool slightly in the pan before cutting.
Store the brownies, covered, at room temperature for up to 3 days. After that, they are best stored in the refrigerator.
I use the Bob’s Red Mill Ivory Wheat flour but you could substitute their stone-ground whole wheat flours, their all-purpose flour or their gluten-free flour if you prefer.
I use my homemade strawberry freezer jam, but you could substitute a store-bought version.
We like cutting these into 16 small squares so we can snack on them all week long. You could also make 9 larger brownies.
Want to double the recipe? Bake it in a 9x13 inch pan and have brownies galore!
I fold in diced fresh strawberries if I have some on hand, but that’s optional. I’ve made these without strawberries in the batter before and they have plenty of yummy strawberry flavor from the jam.
Want more chocolate flavor? You could add 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips into the batter as well.
You could also switch out the type of jam or preserves you use and make any other type of fruit brownies your heart desires.
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 148kcal Calories from fat 46|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 5g||8%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||15%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|