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Jun 7, 2013

Eggless Oats Brownies using Whole Wheat Flour

Oats, such a healthy grain which makes everything made from that healthy too. You could probably add that to anything you make starting from the regular breakfast dosa or idli to the goodies like cakes and bars. I have a wide range of oats recipes in my blog. you should take a look at it.

Making a cake using oats was always in my mind for quite a long time. Its because i want to bake something so healthy. You can check out my healthy dates cake which i baked long time ago. So i came up with this recipe which calls for wheat flour and no butter. And as a added bonus it is eggless, so everyone can dig in.

The cool thing about this recipe is, the chocolate chips which you add on top of the brownies sink a little inside the brownies creating a beautiful presentation. And not to mention, it makes the brownies taste heavenly. You should try this out and let me know what you think.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Baking Time : 45 mins
Makes one 15 x 15 cm square pan


Wheat Flour / Atta - 1 cup / 120 grams
Sugar - 3/4 cup / 150 grams
Oats - 1/2 cup powdered
Cocoa - 5 tblspn
Baking soda -  1 tsp

Salt - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 3 tblspn
Vanilla Essence -  1 tsp
Yogurt - 1 cup / 240 ml / 8 fluid ounces
Chocolate chips - 1/2 cup / 80 grams


Preheat the oven to 170 Degree C / 340 Degree F. Grease a 15x15 cm square pan with oil and dust it with flour, tap off the excess flour. Now the pan is ready.

Take wheat flour, sugar, oats, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a bowl and mix well.

Make a small well in the center. Pour yogurt, vanilla, oil and mix well.

Pour this batter into the pan, sprinkle the top with some chocolate chips.

Bake the brownies in the oven for 45 mins till a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Allow this to cool down for 15 mins. Invert the brownies to a plate and cut into squares.

Serve with a glass of milk.

Take all your ingredients

Take flour in a bowl

Add in powdered oats

Add some cocoa in it

Add in baking soda and salt

Mix this well

Make small well in the center

Add in yogurt




Mix well

Prepare a pan

Pour the batter in this

Sprinkle chocolate chips over this

Bake it

Invert the brownies



  1. Nice. It's delicious and very healthy. My wife's been making this since long. Yummy

  2. Wow Superb, looks so yummy .....Aarthi you are truly amazing....A healthy oat cake is always welcome

  3. Goodness in yumminess!!! Bookmarked!

  4. Yum! Love the use of oat combined with wheat flour. Yogurt did a fine job in keeping these brownies moist.

  5. Cake looks yummy and tempting :)
    New to your blog ...Glad to follow you :)

  6. Delicious and healthy oats brownies..loved them!

  7. I hav done this 4 times....nd everytime it was a great hit with my family...thx aarthi.

  8. Hi,
    It's my first time here!
    Had a quick question - what if I wanted I make these without oats?

  9. @SoNi Then check these recipes


  10. Thanks for your prompt reply though I wanted to try this one specifically since its made with whole wheat. So please suggest a substitute for oats if possible :) thanks again!

  11. @UnknownLeave oats and add same amount of wheat flour. I think it will work, but i have never tried it so far

  12. Hi Aarthi,

    I tried this just now and it came out very well. The only problem I found was the top of my cake (crust) was little bit hard. Any suggestions on how can I avoid that? Thanks

  13. @SeemaBrownies usually meant to have a little crust on top of it. If it is too hard and the cake itself is hard, then you must have baked it longer

  14. @SeemaBrownies usually meant to have a little crust on top of it. If it is too hard and the cake itself is hard, then you must have baked it longer. You must have placed the oven tray on the top rack close to the heating element. Always place the rack in the middle.

  15. Measurements acc to cup nd gms totally different
    It seems to b wrong

  16. @Punitha AmalarajIf you have microwave convection mode, you can, or else you cannot.

  17. Can it be bake in OTG?

  18. hi Aarthi
    i tried browni and indeed it came out really very nice .. everyone loved it in my home. thanks for the wonderful recipe.
    can we use walnut insted of chocolate chips?

  19. Can I reduce sugar quantity?

  20. @AnonymousYes ofcourse you can reduce the sugar level

  21. How much time should i bake in microwave at convection mode? Please also tell the temperature as well.

  22. We don't need to powder the sugar?

  23. Can i add coffee powder instead of cocoa powder..?? & in how much quantity..???

  24. @AnonymousU need cocoa in this, but coffee can be added with cocoa.Just a tsp of it

  25. Whether 2 min preheating is needed in microwave with convection mode?u used sour curd/normal?

  26. Can I use egg instead of curd? If so Hw much should I use??

  27. @Anonymouspreheating is alway needed for baking. you have to preheat it atleast for 5 mins/

  28. Hai aarthi,am not getting baking soda in nearby supermarkets,can I use baking powder instead?

  29. @AnonymousNo baking soda should be used. It will be available. ask for cooking soda or soda uppu / soda salt

  30. Can drinking chocolate be used instead of coco powder? Thanks.

  31. @Usha Parasuramanno it affect the texture, since drinking chocolate powder has so many other ingredients

  32. In case I want to skip cocoa powder, do i need to adjust any other ingredients ?

  33. @Anonymousyes u can skip. just increase flour amount as much as cocoa

  34. hi ..hv u used normal curd .. or low fat yogurt .. shud i add water to curd to mek it watery.. tia..payal

  35. I made using only wheat flour,brownie tasted so good but getting the raw smell of wheat even after adding vanilla,how to avoid....

  36. @Priya.Groast the wheat flour for a few mins, then use that

  37. Followed your recipe and the brownies were mind blowing.. Thanks for the great recipe

  38. Also can we add jaggery or dates instead of sugar? Thanks for the lovely recipe

  39. Can i use unsweetened applesauce instead of yogurt and how much?

  40. These looks totally yummy ! And healthy..am always looking for a healthy way to indulge my sweet tooth and this seems perfect.Only problem is i dont get chocolate chips here.Can i grate the chocolate bars or cut them in nuts cruncher ? then use it?

  41. Hey! The brownies look really good. I just wanted to ask if I could replace sugar with honey? If yes, how much.

  42. @Anonymousnot sure about honey, it may change the texture

  43. hi ..tried this brownie ..its tasting awesome..kids loved it..just a small doubt..after adding curd and oil ..dough is very thick ..i could not mix it so i added around 1|4 cup water ..is it fine to add water ..and i used brown sugar ..so sweetness is less in brownie ..can i add more sugar to increase sweetness

  44. Do we have to grind oats. Coz u have mentioned powereded oats so bit confused abt it..

  45. @anuu can add little more sugar, but dont add too much of sugar.,

  46. @Anonymousyes grind the oats in mixie till it is powdered and use it

  47. Can it be done in pressure Cooker

  48. Love ur brownies recipe. Tastes yum 😋
    Since u hv mentioned that we can replace 1 cup curd with 1 egg, can i replace 1 cup curd with 1 tablespoon of flax seed mixed with 3 tablespoons of water?

  49. Hello mam....can u tell me how many grams of oats u have added....? Waiting for or reply mam....


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