Friday, May 30, 2008

Snack Time!

It's that time of day, and I am sitting here at my desk craving a snack! While trying to divert my attention away from craving chocolate, I came across this recipe for "green" Whole Wheat Brownies posted on I have to say, they sound GOOD! So, I thought I'd share with you. I plan on baking them this weekend -I'll let you know how they turn out!

Whole Wheat Brownies
Excerpted from Bob's Red Mill Baking Book by John Ettinger and Bob's Red Mill Family, ©2007, Published by Running Press. All rights reserved.

Makes approximately 24 brownies

2/3 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup unbleached white pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 pound (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened, plus 1 tablespoon, melted
2/3 cup honey
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup carob powder, toasted, or cocoa powder
3 tablespoons milk
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup carob or chocolate chips
1/2 cup golden raisins (I'm not sure I'll be using raisins though-it's my opinion that raisins do not belong in brownies!)

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9 x 9-inch baking pan.
2. In a medium bowl, sift or whisk together the flours and baking powder.
3. In a large bowl, cream together the 1/4 pound of butter with the honey until smooth, then add the eggs one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition. Beat in the vanilla and blend well.
4. In a small bowl, combine the carob powder with the melted butter and the milk. Pour into the honey mixture, blending well. Whisk in the flour mixture until smooth. Stir in the walnuts, carob chips and raisins.
5. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 25 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Let cool for at least 20 minutes before cutting into bars.


Kristen said...

So, How were they? A success?

Jaclyn said...

Actually, they were not bad! For "healthy" brownies, they were pretty good. It was a different taste, but overall I'd give them a 4 out of 5.

Kristen said...

I'll have to try them out. I have tried the "no pudge" brownies. You just add yogurt and it had the same effect, just wasn't quite right.