Tom Daley Daily Plan recipe: not-so-naughty chocolate brownies

February 4th 2017 / Ayesha Muttucumaru Google+ Ayesha Muttucumaru


Craving something sweet but which is also cheap to make? With all of the recipes in his new book designed to be cooked on a budget, Tom Daley shares his go-to brownie recipe with us

Makes 25 squares


50g each of dried prunes and dates
1 tsp vanilla extract
40g cocoa
35g rolled oats, whizzed in a blender until fine
30g ground almonds
2 medium eggs
1 tsp baking powder
75g unrefined light soft brown sugar
100g Greek yoghurt
20g dark chocolate chips (70% cocoa solids)
50g blueberries


1. Soak the prunes and dates in 100ml of just-boiled water for half an hour. Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C Fan/Gas 6. Line a 20cm square baking tin with baking paper.

2. Whizz the prunes, dates and soaking liquor in a food processor to make a purée. Transfer this to a bowl and add the vanilla extract.

3. Add the cocoa, oats, ground almonds, eggs, baking powder, sugar and Greek yoghurt. Whisk everything together with a balloon whisk to make a smooth batter, then scrape the mixture into the prepared baking tin, levelling it out to the corners with a spatula.

4. Sprinkle over the dark chocolate chips and blueberries and bake in the oven for 18 minutes (15 if you like your brownies squidgy). Leave the brownie in the tin to cool for 10 minutes, then transfer it to a board to cool until warm. Slice into 25 squares and serve.

56 calories per square

Tom’s Daily Plan, £16.99, buy online here.

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