Easy chocolate brownie recipe made with sea salt and Ensure® Regular

One-Cup Chocolate Sea Salt Brownies Recipe

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  • Try chocolate flavoured Ensure®! These rich one-cup brownies are ready in 5 minutes and sure to be a hit with the entire family. Make sure to use a mild flavoured vegetable oil (such as canola, sunflower, or peanut oil) as to not overpower the flavour of the recipe.

    Stephanie Jamain, RD, Dietitian at Abbott Nutrition

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    Respects a lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet

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    Ready in 30 minutes or less

  • This recipe takes this much time to prepare Ready in 5 minutes
  • This recipe makes several servings or portions Makes 1 cup


  • 45 mL (3 Tbsp) Chocolate Ensure® Regular
  • 60 mL (4 Tbsp) all-purpose flour
  • 30 mL (2 Tbsp) cocoa powder
  • 15 mL (1 Tbsp) brown sugar
  • 15 mL (1 Tbsp) granulated sugar
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • 15 mL (1 Tbsp) vegetable oil
  • A few drops of vanilla extract
  • 15 mL (1 Tbsp) chocolate chips

How to make

  • In a microwavable cup or mug, mix flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and sea salt together.
  • Add liquid ingredients — oil, Ensure® Regular and vanilla extract — to dry mixture. Using a fork, stir until mixture is smooth and there are no lumps. Add chocolate chips and stir again until evenly distributed in mixture.
  • Cook in microwave oven on high for approximately 1 minute and
    30 seconds. Note that cooking times may vary depending on the strength of your microwave.
  • The cup will be very hot, so let cool for a couple of minutes before savouring!

Nutrition facts

Serving size: 1 brownie
  • Calories
  • 474
  • Fat
  • 19 g
  • Sodium
  • 347 mg
  • Carbohydrate
  • 70 g
  • Dietary fibre
  • 5 g
  • Protein
  • 8 g
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  • Tips

  • Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

    The chocolate brownie should be moist, not dry. Adjust cooking time as needed.

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* From a survey of 1,038 independent-living adults aged 50+ who added 1 serving of Ensure® Protein Max 30 g per day for at least 5 days over a 2-week period, compared to control group (p<0.0001).

Canadian formulation is similar to the one used in the survey. Applies to Chocolate and Vanilla flavours.

† Compared to one serving (235 mL) of Ensure® Regular.
‡ Per 330-mL serving.

§ Brand of oral nutritional supplements.

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