These double-chocolate super fudgy brownies are made with no oil, no butter, and no flour! But the great news is - no weird veggies or beans either!

{Skinny} Double-Fudge Brownies (No beans!)

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 8 x 8 pan
Author Chelsea


  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter*
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2-4 + tablespoons brown sugar lightly packed**
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup oat flour regular old fashioned oats that have been blended
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 + 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips separated (can sub milk chocolate chips)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line an 8 x 8 baking pan with parchment paper. (Do not use a different size pan and don't forget to line it or these brownies won't come out)
  3. Grind your oats and measure the 1/4 cup AFTER grinding the oats.
  4. In a large bowl, beat together (using hand mixers) the peanut butter, honey, brown sugar, and vanilla.
  5. Beat in the applesauce until combined and then beat in the egg until just combined.
  6. In a separate bowl, combine the oat flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir together.
  7. Using a wooden spoon, combine the wet and dry ingredients until combined.
  8. Fold in 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips. Transfer the mixture into the lined 8 x 8 baking pan.
  9. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips over the mixture.
  10. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until lightly puffy. I like to slightly under-bake the brownies because they will be softer, more chewy, and overall I like the taste better.

Recipe Notes

*I have not experimented with a no-stir or natural peanut butter. **If you aren't used to healthier desserts, add more sugar starting at 4+ tablespoons. I would not recommend leaving out the chocolate chips.