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Ooey-Gooey Healthy Breakfast Brownie

Yes, that's right. An ooey-gooey chocolate brownie that's so low in fat and sugar that you can eat it for breakfast. Did I mention that it cooks in the microwave in 40 seconds? I know - I'm awesome.

Following on from the popularity of my Healthy Deep Dish Breakfast Cookie, I decided to develop a similar breakfast recipe that was just as healthy, just as quick and just as delicious. And you know what? I managed to do even better. I created a recipe that has fewer calories, is even quicker to make and tastes more amazing than I could ever expect from a healthy breakfast recipe.

Ooey-Gooey Healthy Breakfast Brownie |

And today I'm going to share it with you guys because you're even more awesome than me and I want you to be able to enjoy a breakfast that truly encapsulates how awesome you all are. I think an ooey-gooey brownie pretty much sums that up, don't you?

The majority of the calories in this recipe come from a healthy source - the oats. As well as being proven to lower cholesterol, oats are known for slowly releasing energy throughout the day, keeping you full up until lunchtime. As I was keen to point out in this recipe for Skinny Mug Brownie for One, I haven't cut down on fat, sugar and calories by cutting down on portions - oh no. This recipe is at least as large as a regular brownie and with ¼ cup of oats per recipe, is guaranteed to fill you up in the morning.

Ooey-Gooey Healthy Breakfast Brownie |

Whilst I love my Healthy Breakfast Brownie to have an ooey-gooey centre, you don't have to cook it like that. Cooking it for around 40 seconds will give you an indulgent molten chocolate brownie overall. If you want something more sponge-like you can cook it for an additional 10 seconds which will give you a slightly gooey centre, but not an overall goo factor like the one in the photo.

If you don't really want a brownie for breakfast (uhh...not quite sure why you're here, but I'm happy for you to stick around anyway) then cook this for 60 seconds (don't cook it for longer than 60 seconds or the brownie will totally dry out) and you'll end up with a single-serving breakfast dish more similar to a chocolate sponge.

📖 Recipe

Ooey-Gooey Healthy Breakfast Brownie |

Ooey-Gooey Healthy Breakfast Brownie

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Servings: 1 portion


  • ¼ cup oats
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 tablespoons fat-free sugar-free yoghurt


  • Mix the oats, cocoa powder, whole wheat flour, brown sugar and baking soda together in a small bowl.
  • Pour in the vanilla extract and yoghurt and mix until all the liquid has been absorbed.
  • Scoop into a small ramekin and cook in the microwave on full power for 40 seconds for a gooey-all-over brownie, 50 seconds for a gooey-centred brownie or 60 seconds for a spongy brownie.

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  1. Kim of Mo'Betta

    Brownies for breakfast?! I'm so in!

  2. Hallie @ The Wordy Baker

    Ooh, this looks so good! And I have all the ingredients...

  3. Evelyn @ My Turn for us

    You clever girlie!! Brownie and healthy together!! Can't wait to try this!

    Hugs from Freedom Fridays

    Ps Pinning and sharing

  4. Kristen B

    Yum, never thought I would see a healthy breakfast brownie! Pinned.

  5. Lydia @ The Thrifty Frugal Mom

    These look and sound amazing! Can't wait to try them!

    (found you via Practically Functional)

  6. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes

    I love the idea of brownies for breakfast 🙂 Thanks for linking up to Freedom Fridays! Pinned!

  7. Cindy Harris

    Wow--this is my kind of breakfast! I'll make it as soon as I finish eating my grapefruit! Great combo--as long as I eat the grapefruit first!

  8. jelli

    Mmm! Now this is my kind of breakfast! I've been eating overnight soaked oats for months on end with pancakes every now and then. This, THIS is what the Dr. ordered. Looks fab, Nicky!

  9. Kelsey Ferguson

    This is kind of awesome! And I have everything on hand... *runs to kitchen to make 'breakfast'*! Thanks for sharing this with us! Definitely pinning for future reference!

  10. Corso Mama

    OMG Whaaaaat?! A brownie for breakfast? I must try this!!!