Rich, decadent, and chocolatey, these refined sugar-free Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies are destined to delight you. Made with all HEALTHY ingredients, loaded with dark chocolate and sweet cherries, these brownies are truly a chocolate lover’s dream! #healthy #wholegrain #sugarfree #chocolate #cherry #lowcalorie #dairyfree#summer #whole30 #weightloss | natalieshealth.com

Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies

These rich and decadent, refined sugar-free Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies are destined to delight you. Made with all HEALTHY ingredients and loaded with nutrients, these low-calorie brownies are perfect guilt-free afternoon dessert! A chocolate lover’s dream come true!

I think I’m slightly hooked on a chocolate cherry combo! Which is not bad … cherries are super-healthy and low-calorie fruit. And chocolate is … well, CHOCOLATE! A superfood! Chocolate Cherry Smoothie is my favorite post-workout meal for some time now. And now that my mother-in-law supplies me with fresh cherries on a daily basis, there’s nothing else for me to do than to enjoy this wonderful fruit in every form possible… in cakes, smoothies, fresh… while the season lasts.

Soon raspberry and blackberry season will start. Oh, man… I can hardly wait to start making Raspberry Lemon Cakes and Blackberry Crisp. Yummy! My family loves it. 

Rich, decadent, and chocolatey, these refined sugar-free Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies are destined to delight you. Made with all HEALTHY ingredients, loaded with dark chocolate and sweet cherries, these brownies are truly a chocolate lover’s dream! #healthy #wholegrain #sugarfree #chocolate #cherry #lowcalorie #dairyfree#summer #whole30 #weightloss | natalieshealth.com

Rich, decadent, and chocolatey, these refined sugar-free Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies are destined to delight you. Made with all HEALTHY ingredients, loaded with dark chocolate and sweet cherries, these brownies are truly a chocolate lover’s dream! #healthy #wholegrain #sugarfree #chocolate #cherry #lowcalorie #dairyfree#summer #whole30 #weightloss | natalieshealth.com

Anyway, couple a days ago, my dear friend Lili from Traveling Oven published a recipe for Cherry Chocolate Blondies. As soon as I saw her beautiful pictures, I knew that I MUST try this recipe. Why? Because of the obvious… cherries AND (you guess) the chocolate! I immediately saved that recipe and decided to give it a go for a weekend.

And then the weekend came, and I started making the recipe, following all instructions that were given, when suddenly chocolate totally possessed me. I caught myself adding raw cacao to the mixture (which was not in the original recipe). At that point, I didn’t have a clue what I was doing nor how this cake will turn out… I was actually transforming Lili’s blondies into brownies. To be more precise – I was creating these rich and sinfully sweet, delicious Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies. It was the dessert I really needed that weekend.

Rich, decadent, and chocolatey, these refined sugar-free Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies are destined to delight you. Made with all HEALTHY ingredients, loaded with dark chocolate and sweet cherries, these brownies are truly a chocolate lover’s dream! #healthy #wholegrain #sugarfree #chocolate #cherry #lowcalorie #dairyfree#summer #whole30 #weightloss | natalieshealth.com

The texture of these Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies is absolutely amazing. Something between Fudgy Cocoa Pomegranate Brownies and Chocolate Banana Cake, but more like Double Chocolate Banana Muffins… only without the banana. The true queen in this brownie is CHERRY.

For making this Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies, I used all HEALTHY ingredients. The batter is made with whole grains, in which I added coconut oil, super-healthy raw cocoa rich in antioxidants and super-fragrant and amazing Ceylon cinnamon known for its many healthy benefits. I used natural honey as a sweetener, so these brownies are refined sugar-free. Lovely, right?!

To enrich these brownies with even more deliciousness, I also added chunks of dark chocolate (I’m using dark chocolate with 80% cocoa made with unrefined sugars) and of course, a handful of beautiful sweet cherries that gave the amazing freshness and balanced the whole dark chocolatey tale nicely.

Rich, decadent, and chocolatey, these refined sugar-free Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies are destined to delight you. Made with all HEALTHY ingredients, loaded with dark chocolate and sweet cherries, these brownies are truly a chocolate lover’s dream! #healthy #wholegrain #sugarfree #chocolate #cherry #lowcalorie #dairyfree#summer #whole30 #weightloss | natalieshealth.com

Rich, decadent, and chocolatey, these refined sugar-free Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies are destined to delight you. Made with all HEALTHY ingredients, loaded with dark chocolate and sweet cherries, these brownies are truly a chocolate lover’s dream! #healthy #wholegrain #sugarfree #chocolate #cherry #lowcalorie #dairyfree#summer #whole30 #weightloss | natalieshealth.com

Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies are…

  • made with all HEALTHY wholesome ingredients,
  • full of high-quality dietary fibers that promote good digestion and weight loss,
  • easy to prepare and can be made in just 20 minutes,
  • needs only a few simple ingredients,
  • refined sugar-free,
  • rich in nutrients and low in calories,
  • enriched with super spice – Ceylon cinnamon,
  • contain raw cocoa – powerful antioxidant that elevates good mood, reduces stress and depression.

Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies is the dessert you can enjoy completely guilt free. These are rich in nutrients and made without excess calories. PLUS so easy to prepare. These are perfect with afternoon coffee or tea, and your kids will love it too! Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies delighted me completely. Even my husband who isn’t such a fan of cherries (he usually picks cherries out, but this this time he ate it all).

Rich, decadent, and chocolatey, these refined sugar-free Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies are destined to delight you. Made with all HEALTHY ingredients, loaded with dark chocolate and sweet cherries, these brownies are truly a chocolate lover’s dream! #healthy #wholegrain #sugarfree #chocolate #cherry #lowcalorie #dairyfree#summer #whole30 #weightloss | natalieshealth.com

I think I blabbed enough. 😉 I’ll leave you now with the recipe. Grab some cherries and start baking.

Enjoy! 

Rich, decadent, and chocolatey, these refined sugar-free Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies are destined to delight you. Made with all HEALTHY ingredients, loaded with dark chocolate and sweet cherries, these brownies are truly a chocolate lover’s dream! #healthy #wholegrain #sugarfree #chocolate #cherry #lowcalorie #dairyfree#summer #whole30 #weightloss | natalieshealth.com
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Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies

Rich and chocolatey, refined sugar-free Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies made with all HEALTHY ingredients, loaded with dark chocolate and sweet cherries. A guilt-free dessert that goes perfectly with afternoon coffee or tea and kids love it too!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 9 slices
Calories 328 kcal
Author Natalie

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon
  • ½ cup raw cocoa
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup coconut oil , melted and cooled
  • ½ cup syrup or honey
  • 4 tablespoon milk , plant based or cows fat-free
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chunks or chips , 70% or more cocoa with unrefined sugar
  • 1 cup fresh cherries

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 356F (180C) degrees. Line the bottom of a 9x9 inch (22x22cm) square baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In one bowl, mix the dry ingredients - flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder, and cinnamon.
  3. In a separate bowl beat the eggs. Add honey or syrup, coconut oil, milk, and vanilla. Mix well.
  4. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until combined. Add more milk if you feel the batter is too dense.
  5. Mix in chocolate chunks and fresh cherries in the batter. 

  6. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the center of a brownie comes out clean.
  7. Remove pan from the oven. Allow the brownies to cool completely at room temperature.
  8. Slice and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Brownies will stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. As a measure, I used UScup (240ml).

Nutrition Facts
Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 328 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 68mg 3%
Potassium 167mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 17g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 3%
Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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 Rich, decadent, and chocolatey, these refined sugar-free Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies are destined to delight you. Made with all HEALTHY ingredients, loaded with dark chocolate and sweet cherries, these brownies are truly a chocolate lover’s dream! #healthy #wholegrain #sugarfree #chocolate #cherry #lowcalorie #dairyfree#summer #whole30 #weightloss | natalieshealth.com

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33 Comments

  1. Thank you so much dear Natalie, I’m very happy you liked the recipe and your ‘brownie’ version of ‘blondies’ looks absolutely amazing! Cherries & chocolate are definitely a match made in heaven! Yum! 🙂

  2. These do look decadent and I love that they are made with whole wheat flour!

  3. These brownies look amazing. A chocolate and cherry combo is irresistible!

  4. They sound sinfully delicious!! Chocolate and cherry are always a great combo in my books.

  5. These look so amazing! I love the combo of cherry and chocolate. I wish I was lucky enough to have cherries on the daily! v jealous.

    x

  6. There’s just something about cherries and chocolate – they were made for each other! Yum!

  7. YUM! Love the sound of chocolate cherry together and that these brownies are made with all healthy ingredients! My kind of treat!

  8. Chocolate cherry always seems so decadent and is always always delicious x1000!

  9. Holy wow! I just bought 4 pounds of cherries, and brownies.. well, brownies! Yum!

  10. Definitely going to try these out! Especially with a big scoop of ice cream on top!

  11. These brownies looks so delicious! Two of my favorite ingredients together! I can’t wait to try them.

  12. Chocolate + cherries is a winning combination! I’m always happy to see dessert recipes without refined sugar, too. Makes indulging a little easier to justify 😉

  13. Wow these brownies are looks delicious, I have to try them right now. Stay tune for a feedback 🙂
    SeekAndRead | Happy Family Lifestyle

  14. Looks delicious.

  15. This looks delicious! I love this combination!

  16. Could vegetable oil be substituted for coconut oil? I have nut allergies in my family. If not vegetable oil, what would you recommend? Thanks!

  17. You don’t mention in your recipe when to add cherries and chocolate chunks!! Also the milk is confusing is 1 cup and 4 tablespoons together?

    • Upsss… my mistake. Thank you SO MUCH for letting me know this. It’s 4 tablespoons of milk (+ more if you feel batter is too dense). Chocolate chunks and cherries goes in the batter after mixing wet and dry ingredients.

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