Spiced Medjool Date and Walnut Brownies

Back to Recipes Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes Yields 16 brownies


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup sweet cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 16 Natural Delights Medjool Dates, pitted
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 egg whites (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly spray an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray. 
  2. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Stir in walnuts.
  3. Puree dates, eggs, egg whites, oil and vanilla In a food processor until smooth. Gradually mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients, until just combined; do not over mix. (Mixture will be very thick.)
  4. Spread batter into prepared pan and bake for about 16 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 30 minutes.
  5. Run a knife around the edges to loosen brownies from pan. Invert onto a cutting board or platter. Cut into 16 pieces, wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Store leftovers in a covered container for up to 2 days.
Nutritional analysis per serving - Calories: 170, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0g, MUFA:  2.85, PUFA:  2.33, Cholesterol: 25mg, Sodium: 95mg, Potassium: 228mg, Carbohydrates: 26g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 16g, Protein: 4g, Vitamin A:  2%, Vitamin C:  0%, Calcium:  4%, Iron:  6%