Omega Brownie


Why the funny name? The “Omega Brownies” are called this because the walnuts and flaxseed meal are high in Omega 3 fatty acids, which are great for a heart healthy diet. They’re also delicious!

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Here is a video of our Guest Chef Stephanie Harmon McGurk preparing the Omega Brownie. Watch how easy it is to make this delicious heart healthy dish!

Omega Brownie:


¼ cup canola oil 1/3 cup cocoa
3 egg whites ¼ tsp baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla ¼ tsp salt
1/3 cup flaxseed meal ½ cup walnuts, chopped
1 cup sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix canola oil, egg whites, and vanilla together thoroughly in a small bowl.  In a large bowl mix flaxseed meal, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, and salt.  Add wet ingredients to sugar mixture and stir well.  Add walnuts, stir to mix in.  Coat an 8×8 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.  Pour batter into pan and spread evenly.  Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Let brownies cool completely before cutting.  Yields 16 brownies.

Nutritional Content:

Calories 118
Fat 6 gm
Protein 2 gm
Carbohydrates 14 gm
Dietary Fiber 1 gm
Sodium 51 mg



This tasty, heart-healthy recipe is part of Memorial Hermann’s effort to support people in making better food choices which are nutritional balanced.  Developed by registered dietitians, it offers a quick, easy food solution to complement a healthy, active lifestyle.


As with any nutrition or exercise program, consult your physicians and registered dietitian before embarking upon a specific plan.  This plan is not meant to cure or prevent disease, rather it is intended for information and reference purposes only and is not for use as an alternative for appropriate medical care.  If you think you have a medical problem, you should seek professional medical help immediately.