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Chocolate Prune Brownies

  • 6reviews
  • 60saves
  • 40min

This recipe is an attempt to make low fat brownies using pureed prunes for moisture and colour. They are gooey and indulgent like regular brownies.

Roberta Tripp

Serves: 12 

  • 60g plain flour
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 cup (200g) caster sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 125g pitted prunes, puréed
  • 2 eggs

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a 20cm square cake tin.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, sugar and salt. Pour in oil, vanilla, prunes and eggs. Mix until everything is well blended. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes or until the top is shiny and a skewer inserted in to the centre comes out clean.

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Reviews (6)


No I do not agree, they are not gooey and indulgent. They are hard and stodgey. The kids didn't even like them! - 29 Sep 2010

Brandy Lee

Altered ingredient amounts. I used apple sauce in place of the prunes and doubled the recipe. The result was a moist, chewy and slightly cakey brownie! I absolutely loved it and will certainly make it again and again! - 21 Jul 2008


Used different ingredients. The first time I made this recipe I used 7 TB cocoa powder, egg whites and apple sauce instead of prunes (all very good suggestions made by previous reviewers) The resulting brownies were good. The texture was a little rubbery, and you could definitely tell they were low fat. The next time I made them I thought I may as well make them with wholemeal flour and that fixed the texture and improved the nutrition all in one shot. I will coninue to use this great recipe (with the above mentioned suggestions) many many times. - 21 Jul 2008

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