Wholewheat Olive Oil Brownies

I may have a nasty sweet tooth but that doesn’t mean that I am blind while having my sweet stuff. Yes, at times I do close my eyes and indulge in but most of the time, the guilt pangs are so high that I cannot ignore it. See, please don’t think that I have a sweet tooth and I look like a stick, well, the Almighty has created me hale and hearty and I have successfully managed to keep myself that way! Ahem… well, having said that, whenever I crave for anything sweet, especially bakes, I always look at options to replace the all-purpose flour with wholewheat flour and Alhamdulillah, majority of my bakes have come out well.


I have already posted a wholewheat brownie before, so this is not my first attempt. However, while that used butter as the fat, this one uses olive oil which is considered to be much more healthier. I wouldn’t call it the best brownie, but guilt free, it is! It calms down your brownie madness and calms down the guilt pangs as well… πŸ™‚ Two reasons why I would make this again and again…Β Recipe adapted from here





Wholewheat Olive Oil Brownies

Course Cakes
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Author Rafeeda


  • 1/2 cup olive oil I used extra virgin
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup wholewheat flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp espresso powder optional but recommended!
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Line a brownie pan with parchment paper.
  • Whisk the olive oil and sugar till dissolved.
  • Add in the vanilla extract and egg and whisk till done.
  • Combine all the dry ingredients from flour to salt in another bowl and whisk till well combined.
  • Add this to the wet ingredients and mix till combined. Do not overmix.
  • Pour into the pan and bake for 20 minutes till top is set. Cool completely in pan before slicing and serving!

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    1. Thanks a lot Babitha…

  1. brownies looks fantastic dear

    1. Thanks a lot Ramya…

  2. This looks so good!!! So tempting!

    1. Thanks a lot Priya…

  3. total health in a brownie……..love it

    1. Thank you so much Nusrath…

  4. lovely tempting brownies..

    1. Thanks a lot Lisha…

  5. Indulgence without guilt!!
    Lovely Brownies…

    1. Thanks a lot Farheen…

  6. such healthy one. Dnt mind if one say sweet tooth it includes me to πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank you so much Aparna… πŸ™‚

  7. A guilt free indulgent with these brownies would make me happy. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Jyothi… πŸ™‚

  8. Brownies look Delicious, wonderful

    1. Thanks a lot Jeena…

  9. Best thing to satisfy sweet hunger ..Yummy

    1. Thank you so much Sathya…

  10. Love this guilt free brownie!!!

    1. Thanks a lot Ree…

    1. Thanks a lot Smitha…

  11. Awesome brownies with great value addition which is "health"……

    1. Thank you so much Remya…

  12. healthy version of brownies!! yumm…yummm

    1. Thank you so much Shaami…

    1. Thanks a lot Sangeetha…

    1. Thanks a lot Mayuri…

  13. love this healthy twist on this all time favorite dessert.

    1. Thank you so much Linsy…

  14. guilt free part makes it perfect,Rafee..looks chocolaty n yummy!

    1. Thank you so much Julie…

  15. looks too delicious and love the appearance!

    1. Thank you so much Amila…

  16. Healthier version of brownies, good one and looks yummy

    1. Thank you so much Razina…

  17. Love this yummy brownies…can have it guilt free.. Looks too delish dear

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  18. I also am always looking for ways to add whole wheat flour to baking and avoid butter. Then I can also give it to my kids for breakfast and they are excited because they feel like they are having dessert! Brownies look fabulous!

    1. I do the same thing too! Hehe.. thank you so much Asiya…

    1. Thanks a lot Humi…

  19. Healthy brownies i love this recipe to the core have to try this version.

    1. Thank you so much Eliza…

    1. Thanks a lot Jaleela…

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