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Deliciously Good Brownies

What is the definition of 'good' food? Well before, back in the day, it meant tasty food. But now it means more than just that - it means food that is good for you. With health of prime importance and supermarkets offering consumers a wealth of choice that doesn't always have their customers best interests in mind, it's time to take health into our own hands, in our kitchens.

This recipe uses natural foods with ingredients you might just have stored in your kitchen cupboard. Chia seeds, flaked almonds, wheatgrass, dates... Foods we might have purchased on a distant health kick and don't know what to do with now. Brownies are surprisingly forgiving and as long as your key ingredient of chocolate is in there, you can slip in a few superfoods and your palate won't even notice. Trust me, your body will thank you later!


6 - 8 portions


  • 100g dark choc

  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder (if you like it really dark)

  • 2 eggs

  • 50g butter

  • 100g of self-raising flour

  • 50ml milk

  • 3 tablespoons of honey

  • 8 dates chopped

  • 1 tablespoon of hemp hearts

  • 2 teaspoons of wheatgrass

  • 1 tablespoon of chia

  • 4 tablespoons of tahini


  • Melt butter and chocolate on a low heat, stir until smooth and allow to cool.

  • Add 2 eggs to the chocolate & butter mixture and stir to combine.

  • In a bowl, all the the dry ingredients well. Add these ingredients to the chocolate and stir until a smooth paste.

  • Add the tahini and milk and mix. You should end up with a wetter paste.

  • Drop the mixture into a greased mould (square or rectangle - stone or metal is fine)

  • Bake for approx 15 mins at 175C until a knife comes out clean, the cake has risen & the top has formed an evenly cooked crust.

  • Leave to cool. Cut into pieces and eat!


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