Healthy Dark Chocolate Brownie



When in doubt, always bake a brownie. There is nothing better than indulging in this chocolaty goodness.

What makes this particular one special, you may ask?

This one has no all purpose flour or white sugar or eggs. It is a gorgeous blend of Ragi and Jowar flours along with dark chocolate and sweetened with cane sugar. These brownies are super fudgy and chocolaty. I bet you can’t stop at one.

These are also perfect for people looking for gluten free options. Trust me on this one- ragi, jowar and dark chocolate together make a killer combination.

The only thing that could make this even better is a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side.

Happy baking.


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Healthy Dark Chocolate Brownie
Gluten free dark chocolate brownies made with ragi flour, jowar flour and cane sugar.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
  1. Pre heat the oven at 180 degrees for 10 minutes.
  2. Grease and line a brownie tray with parchment paper. Let the parchment hang over the edges slightly. [This makes transferring the baked brownie easy]
  3. Sift the flours, banana powder, salt, baking powder, cocoa powder and cane sugar together. Set aside. [You may sieve it all together 2-3 times to combine the ingredients uniformly]
  4. Melt the butter and chocolate over a double boiler.
  5. Add the vanilla extract and milk. Mix well.
  6. Pour into the sifted flour and fold in the mixture gently until no lumps remain.
  7. Transfer into the prepared baking tray.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven at 170 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until the skewer inserted comes out clean.
  9. Allow the 'cake' to cool for 10-15 minutes in the tray itself.
  10. Put the tray in the refrigerator for another 15 minutes.
  11. Carefully pick up the brownie cake by lifting up the parchment.
  12. Slice and taste a bite of heaven.
Recipe Notes
  • Oven temperature and time may vary.
  • I wanted my brownies to be slightly on the thinner side and so used a large tray [filling only up to about 1/4 of the tray]. You can either do the same or use a smaller square tin to make larger brownies.
  • You can choose to add any healthy flours of your choice keeping the same proportion. Ragi of course works best when combined with either wholewheat / jowar. Alone it tends to get too dry and would give a crumbly result.
  • You can substitute the banana powder with whole wheat flour/ almond flour or any other flour of your choice.
  • If you choose to use a single kind of flour [ like wholewheat] use 1 cup and 2 tbsps of the same. [This is the total quantity of flour used in the above recipe]
  • A really good dark chocolate and pure vanilla extract would make this brownie super yum.
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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Deepthi Janakiram says:

    Drooling over the brownies, would love to try them, is it possible to replace cane sugar with brown sugar

  2. Akila Subramanian says:

    yes ofcourse you can Deepthi. Do give it a shot and let me know.

  3. Deepthi Janakiram says:

    Tried your recipe today with few changes (used 3 flours, jowar, ragi and wheat, increased chocolate and decreased sugar) and it turned out amazing, most delicious Brownie

  4. Akila Subramanian says:

    that sounds superb. Glad you liked it

  5. Jothi says:

    Akila..can I substitute butter with oil? Eager to try out this recipe today 🙂

  6. Akila Subramanian says:

    Jothi yes you can

  7. Sunitha Nair says:

    Hi Akila…I followed your recipe exactly..the only change being I used ragi and whole wheat in equal quantities…the end product tasted good…I was even able to cut them into squares but they crumbled as soon as they were held…any idea why?

    1. Akila Subramanian says:

      Hi Sunitha
      Yes ragi based cakes can be a bit tricky since ragi doesn’t bind too well resulting in a dry crumbly cake. You could add a tbsp of curd / a mix of 1 tbsp cornflour+1 and 1/2 tsps water + pinch of bp and bs to help this proportion to work well.
      Also avoid ‘over baking’ a ragi based cake.

  8. uma says:

    Ma’ me with banana can I make it at home, since I don’t get it here ?

    1. Akila Subramanian says:

      Uma you may skip it add any other flour in its place

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