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pomegranate and almond butter deep dark chocolate brownie

by Heather

Pomegranate and almond

butter deep dark

chocolate brownie

These brownies do not fall into the fueling category like my no-bake cookies and molasses cookies.  They are however filled with whole grain flour and healthy fats!  I always find that chocolate hides whole wheat flour in recipes so well.  You really can’t tell that it’s made with this healthier flour.  At least I can’t.  You tell me!

Once again I used what I had in the house as part of my budget friendly meals and came out with something tasty.  That’s why there’s a mix of different cocoa powders – I used up the last of both!  I’ll have an update on the food budget tomorrow.

Pomegranate and Almond Butter Deep Dark Chocolate Brownie
Makes 9 brownies


  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup natural cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (half dutched cocoa and half dark chocolate)
  • 2/3 cup whole wheat pasty flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees.  Coat an 8 x 8 glass dish with olive oil spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl, or bowl with a hand mixer combine the egg, sugar, almond butter, oil and extracts.  Mix for 3-4 minutes until well combined.
  3. In another bowl combine the cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.  Pour into the wet ingredients and mix until combined.  Stir in the pomegranate seeds.
  4. Press the brownie mixture into the dish.  The mixture will be very, very thick.  Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Allow to cool before slicing.

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Michelle December 16, 2010 - 7:40 am

1. These looks absolutely amazing!
2. I love the new layout! Did you pay someone to create it for you? I’m thinking about taking my site to it’s own domain soon… I need advice on where to start!

Get Healthy with Heather December 16, 2010 - 12:48 pm

Nope I did the layout myself, but it came from a template and it far from being dnoe. Thanks for the kind words Michelle!

Feel free to email me if you have more questions about switching over. I’m no expert but I can share how mine went.

Erica December 16, 2010 - 8:31 am

Girl- those brownies look ridiculous good. I have only read one of those books- In defense of food. It was pretty good. The Kind Diet is definitely on my to read list!

Pure2raw Twins December 16, 2010 - 8:34 am

Brownies look so yummy! I love dark rich brownies 😉


marla@familyfreshcooking.com December 16, 2010 - 8:44 am

Heather – WOW you have been hard at work updating your blog. It looks awesome, as do these dark chocolate brownies. I am so excited to poke around your new blog. XO

Nichole December 16, 2010 - 11:54 am

How rich and delicious do those brownie look.

For the books, so tough to decide….I’ve only heard about Alicia’s book:( Which means I need to get our more, haa.

Juliana December 16, 2010 - 2:04 pm

Wow, great flavor, almond, pomegranate and dark chocolate…great combination. The brownies look delicious!

salah@myhealthiestlifesyle December 16, 2010 - 6:47 pm

OMG I am salivating everywhere while I’m studying here at Panera!!! hahahaha looks so delish!

theTreadmilldiaries December 16, 2010 - 7:18 pm

I vote for In Defense of Food all the way. I have ‘Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.’ on my fridge to remind me of what I should be doing.
And wow – your brownies look super moist. Yum.

Kate (What Kate is Cooking) December 16, 2010 - 9:48 pm

In Defense of Food! It was awesome.

brandi December 17, 2010 - 5:33 am

I loved In Defense of Food.

These brownies look so good and rich!

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Lazaro December 20, 2010 - 10:39 am

These brownies look fantastic. Love the recipe very creative. Great job!

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These look sooooo good. Wow, dense, dark, rich…perfect 🙂

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