Orange Brownies with Honey Glaze

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Who doesn’t love brownies? No one, that’s who! I admit I get a hankering for a nice creamy piece of brownie every once in a while. But to keep things interesting, I like to experiment a bit with my classic brownie recipe.

I love most citruses but oranges take the crown. They are a wonderful fruit, so refreshing and delicious! And I love the color they give to my orange desserts.

I first saw this recipe for orange brownies on Pinterest and I immediately decided I need to try something like this. I based my recipe on the one I found here, I just changed it up a little bit to be a bit more whole food.

I call these brownies “orangies”. They are perfect as a light refreshing dessert that won’t weigh you down like regular heavy chocolate brownies do. I might be getting biased but I found that ever since I began my journey to better eating habits, I don’t crave chocolate as much as before. I now prefer my desserts to be more fruity rather than chocolate-y. I feel like fruit, especially organic fruit, has all the sweetness I need to satisfy my cravings.

The orange brownies taste great when still warm but interestingly, they seem to get better the longer they sit. I think it’s because by then, the honey syrup has completely absorbed into the cake. So don’t eat it all at once on the first day! Save a few pieces for later and tell me which tasted better.

Necessary equipment:

  • a large mixing bowl
  • a hand mixer
  • a rubber scraper
  • a large baking dish
  • a medium mixing bowl
  • a wooden spoon
  • a cooling rack
  • a skewer OR a fork
  • a cooling rack


the batter:

  • ¼ cup of freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 T. of orange zest
  • 2 cups of sprouted flour OR freshly ground flour (how to make sprouted flour)
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) of softened butter (how to make butter) OR 1 cup of coconut oil OR 1 cup of palm oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup of raw honey
  • 1 t. of sea salt

the glaze:

  • 3/4 cup of raw honey
  • 2 T. of freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 T. of orange zest


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare your baking dish by buttering it and set aside for now.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the flour and sea salt together.
  3. Add in the butter, eggs, honey, orange juice, and orange zest.
  4. Use a hand mixer to combine all the ingredients until you get a smooth batter.
  5. Pour the batter into your buttered baking dish.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until the middle is set but still slightly wet.
  7. In the meantime, prepare the honey glaze. Combine the honey with orange juice and orange zest in a medium mixing bowl using a wooden spoon.
  8. Once ready, remove the brownies from the oven and place on a cooling rack.
  9. Poke holes in the top of the cake using a skewer or a fork.
  10. Immediately pour the glaze on top of the cake. It will fill the holes you just created and give the brownie surface a nice glossy finish.
  11. Leave to cool for at least 30 minutes.
  12. Cut into squares and enjoy!

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