Sunday, April 5, 2009

Whole Wheat Brownies

Whenever my dad was looking for a "healthy" alternative for dessert, he asked for these brownies. They're made completely with whole wheat flour, and, being more cake-like, have a slightly different taste and texture from regular brownies. The frosting makes them rich (and might make them just a little unhealthier), so you may want to opt for a very thin layer, leaving you with extra frosting to use later.

Whole Wheat Brownies
recipe by Kathy Hill
picture by Caroline

1 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
6 tablespoons cocoa
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs and sugar. Mix until light and fluffy.
  2. Add milk, oil, salt and vanilla.
  3. Add flour and cocoa, stir until combined.
  4. Pour batter into a greased 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake 30 minutes, or until brownies are set in the middle.
2 squares of unsweetened baking chocolate, roughly chopped*
3 tablespoons butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-4 tablespoons milk
  1. In a small mixing bowl, melt the chocolate and butter together.
  2. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla, and 2 tablespoons of milk. Stir until smooth.
  3. If thinner frosting is desired, add more milk, one tablespoon at a time.
  4. Spread frosting evenly over slightly cooled brownies.
*This will allow the chocolate to melt faster and more evenly.


Kelly said...

Yum! These look really delicious!

Brad said...

If you want to have a whole wheat treat, that you can pretend is healthy, and yet still love, this is it.

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