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Frances's Low-Iodine Brownies

Updated: Dec 17, 2020

An easy-to-make sweet treat for those who are keeping to a low-iodine diet. (Contributed by Frances P. of Maryland.)

An all-time favorite, Frances's brownie recipe was featured as ThyCa's first "Low-Iodine Recipe of the Month" in January 2008.


  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon non-iodized salt

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)

  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Pour in water, vegetable oil, and vanilla; mix until well blended

  3. Spread evenly in a 9 x 13-inch baking pan

  4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until the top is no longer shiny. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting into squares


We hope you enjoy! Please "like" this recipe below and let us know how yours turned out. Share photos and videos of your culinary creations with the thyroid cancer community by including the hashtag #TruthAboutTC on your social media posts!

Talk to your doctor before making any dietary or lifestyle changes and if these recipes are healthy choices for you.

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