Clean Eating Slow Cooker Brownies Recipe
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Love her or hate her, you have to admire Martha Stewart. She’s had her ups and her downs, but the woman can do anything with a pair of tweezers, floral wire and some duct tape. She’s pretty amazing.
While her recipes have not always been my favorite, I’ve enjoyed tinkering around with some of them to see if I could “clean them up”. This recipe is a case in point.
While I was working on my slow cooker cookbook, I played around with some brownie recipes using her slow cooker brownie recipe as a guide for my test batches. (Don’t worry, all the recipes in my cookbook are originals. This was just part of my creative process).
While my final brownie recipe didn’t make it in to the cookbook for a multitude of reasons, I didn’t want to forget about this test recipe because frankly, it was just plain yummy.
So here is the clean eating version of Martha Stewart’s Slow Cooker Brownies.
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Clean Eating Slow Cooker Brownies Recipe:
Clean Eating Slow Cooker Brownies
- 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (affiliate link)
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 ½ tsp. baking powder
- ¾ cup apple sauce, unsweetened
- 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 cup honey
- 2 large eggs
- 6 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate (6 squares)
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
- ½ cup walnuts (optional but yummy)
- olive oil in an oil sprayer
- Line the bottom of your slow cooker with parchment by placing the slow cooker liner on a piece of parchment, drawing a line around the base and cutting out. After inserting the liner, spray the entire inside with an oil sprayer.
- In a large mixing bowl, blend the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder with a whisk.
- In the microwave (microwave safe bowl), melt the Baker's chocolate for 2 minutes, and then in 30 second intervals, stirring between each one until the chocolate is melted. Stir the oil into the chocolate.
- In a separate large mixing bowl, blend the apple sauce, mashed bananas, honey, egg whites, and melted chocolate.
- Combine well with the whisk. Pour into slow cooker liner and cook for 4 hours. A knife inserted into the middle should pull out clean. If not, continue to cook without the lid for an additional 1/2 hour. To remove, run a knife around the edge of the liner and flip upside down onto a clean surface. The brownie should slide right out. Allow to cool. Slice and serve.
Can you make these brownies in a pan in the oven?
Takealetter – Not sure, I haven’t tried it. I do have another brownie recipe though that is made for the oven if that helps
what is a slow cooking liner?
E2moma – They are plastic bags that you put the food inside of. Then you put the whole bag in the slow cooker and cook. I don’t use them. I just cannot wrap my head around cooking my food in plastic for any amount of time, mush less for hours at a time.
Am I understanding this correctly? You don’t use a slow cooker liner, you just trace the bottom of the slow cooker onto parchment paper, put the paper in the slow cooker, then spray? Thanks!
Mfarrell – That is correct. 🙂
Heather – Hope you enjoy them!
Traclyn – I didn’t measure the dimensions. The 4 quart “cake” is cut in to 32 pieces. That’s all I can tell you. Sorry!
Barbarah – I would not make them in a bigger pot. Smaller, maybe. But not bigger. Perhaps if you doubled the recipe, but I haven’t tried so I can’t advise. Sorry!
Suetopia – Low.
Deannamarie – In all my recipes, you can use 1 whole egg for 2 egg whites. Hope that helps.
Is there any sub for bananas? I love so many CE recipes(i.e. strawberry ice cream and other smoothies) but loathe bananas.
Redchic8 – Not really. But if you are truly desperate, you could try prune puree or apple sauce.
Princess – Pumpkin could work. So would prune puree.
Carolyin – Yes, sorry. All fixed.
HF – I hope you enjoy them!
These look soo good! I can’t wait to try them next week 🙂
Meme – I hope you enjoy them!
Renee – Yes. I trace mine off and cut it out. Just be sure to cut on the inside of the line so you don’t get any lead or ink in your brownies.
Erin – I’ve tried brownies with black beans and all I tasted was the beans. Not sure if it was the recipe, but I never tried again. You could give it a shot, but I have no idea how it would turn out. Keep in mind that the bananas help to replace some of the fat/moisture. Beans would soak that moisture up. So you would have to add something additional.
Hello, is there a sub for coconut oil? Thank you.
Karlin – Any light flavored oil will work. Enjoy!
Sorry about that. Stick with the powder. I’ll update the recipe.
Jaime – I’m sure it would work just fine. Enjoy!
Kelly – Sorry to hear that! How did you store them?
Kelly – Depends on what you mean by cover. Were they in an airtight container? That may have made the difference.
My fave slow-cooker recipe is Baked Potatoes! Here in Texas, we’ll do just about anything to avoid turning the oven on during the summer, but a slow cooker makes great baked potatoes!
Denise – How do you do it? I’ve tried and I just end up with rocks. How long does it take? Temp? Any special instructions?
Can you taste the bananas in this recipe? My hubby can’t stand cooked bananas.
Denise – I couldn’t. But if somebody hates them, they may be able to. But on the bright side, it’s more for you if he doesn’t like them!
Christineeve – I don’t know of any white cocoa powder, so I doubt this can be done in a white version. Sorry about that.
If I wanted to use liquid egg whites how much would I measure out?
Chelseyleone – I would guess about 1/4 cup.
Julie – No, because of the gluten content. It will change things.
I think so, yes.