Fudgy and dense oat flour brownies that are seriously delicious and the perfect healthier dessert. They’re gluten free, super chocolatey, and made with simple ingredients!
Best dense brownies with oat flour
I must say, brownies are my favorite sweet treat. Nothing beats a warm, dense brownie straight out of the oven with a warm glass of milk (or almond, haha). I love my flourless brownie skillet, but I make these when I am in the mood for a classic brownie!
These oat flour brownies are sure to be your new favorite recipe! They are rich, chocolaty, and dense. You’ll never be able to tell they are made with healthier ingredients like applesauce and oat flour.
Needless to say, I am obsessed with this recipe. Bake them on a cold winter day as a cozy treat or for a summer cookout. You kids will love them!
Are they healthy?
Yes, I consider these oat flour brownies to be healthy. First, we use applesauce rather than extra butter and milk, which makes them lighter. Second, they are made with oat flour which is healthier and better for you than refined flour. Third, they are gluten free.
You only need a handful of simple ingredients to make these rich and dense brownies! From real chocolate to oat flour, these brownies are healthy, tasty, and gluten-free. Here is a list, so you are prepared:
- Eggs: First up, we need 2 large eggs to bind these brownies together.
- Applesauce: Promise, you can’t taste the applesauce! We use it in this recipe to help the brownies rise and get the perfect texture.
- Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips: I love using both cocoa powder and real chocolate. We melt chocolate chips and add them to the batter for extra fudginess and richness.
- Butter: Honestly, butter makes everything taste better! It makes these brownies soft and chocolatey.
- Sugar: For some sweetness.
- Vanilla Extract: A dash of vanilla goes a long way flavor-wise.
- Oat Flour: We use oat flour instead of refined flour for these brownies! It makes them healthier and gluten free.
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder: This adds the best chocolate flavor you look for in a good brownie.
- Baking Powder: Just 1/2 a teaspoon to help them rise.
- Salt: Just a tiny amount for that sweet and salty flavor.
Oat flour brownie variations
Want to step up your brownie game and add some fun mix-ins? Here are some ideas:
- Walnuts, Pecans, or Peanuts: Add 1/3 cup of your favorite nut into the brownie batter and sprinkle some extra on top.
- M&M’s: Add 1/3 cup of M&M’s to the brownie batter and sprinkle some extra on top.
- Chocolate Candy Bar: Add a 1/3 cup of chunks of your favorite candy bar – from twix to snickers, the sky is the limit!
- Pretzels: Sprinkle 1/3 cup of crushed pretzels or press ~10 mini prezles on top of the batter before baking.
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chips or M&M’s: Add 1/3 cup of peanut butter chocoalte chips or M&M’s to the brownie batter and sprinkle some extra on top.
How to make oat flour brownies
These oat flour brownies are incredibly delicious and so easy to make! You can make your own oat flour from rolled oats, or you can buy a store-bought version. Here are step-by-step instructions:
Step 1: First, preheat your oven to 350°F and lightly grease an 8×8″ baking pan.
Step 2: Meanwhile, in a medium microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter and 1/3 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips in 15 – 20 second intervals, so it doesn’t burn. Stir in between each interval until chocolate is fully melted. Allow it to cool for 5 minutes.
Step 3: Then, in a medium bowl, whisk the eggs. Then fold in the apple sauce, sugar, and vanilla extract. Once the chocolate and butter are cooled, add to the bowl with the other wet ingredients. Gently whisk to combine.
Step 4: Next, fold in the oat flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Then, fold in the remaining 1/3 cup of chocolate chips.
Step 5: Transfer batter to greased baking pan and top with a handful of additional chocolate chips. Bake for 24 – 28 minutes, depending on how fudgy you want them. I usually do 25 minutes. If you want more cakey brownies, bake them on the longer side.
Let cool and enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make my own oat flour?
Absolutely! To make homemade oat flour, add 2 cups of rolled oats to a high-speed blender and blend until they are a flour-like consistency. Make sure there are no grains left! Then, measure out 1/2 cup of flour and save the rest for later.
Are they gluten free?
Yes, oat flour brownies are gluten-free. Just make sure to buy gluten free certified oat flour or use gluten free certified rolled oats if you are making homemade oat flour.
Can I make them dairy free?
Yes, you can make these brownies dairy free by using vegan chocolate and coconut oil instead of the butter.
How to store leftovers?
for best results, store leftover oat flour brownies in an air-tight container at room temperature or in the fridge for 3 – 4 days.
Try these dessert recipes next!
- Eggless Brownie Skillet Recipe
- Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars
- Double Chocolate Zucchini Banana Bread
- Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies
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Oat Flour Brownies
- Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly grease an 8x8” baking pan.
- In a medium microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter and 1/3 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips in 15 – 20 second intervals so it doesn’t burn. Stir in between each interval until chocolate is fully melted. Allow it to cool for 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk the eggs. Then fold in the apple sauce, sugar, and vanilla extract.
- Once the chocolate and butter are cooled, add to the bowl with the other wet ingredients. Gently whisk to combine.
- Fold in the oat flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
- Fold in the remaining 1/3 cup of chocolate chips.
- Transfer batter to greased baking pan and top with a handful of additional chocolate chips.
- Bake for 24 - 28 minutes, depending on how fudgy you want them. I usually do 24-25 minutes for a denser/gooier. If you want more cakey brownies, bake them on the longer side.
- Let cool and enjoy!
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