One of the challenges of trying to cook healthier has been making desserts. Yes, you can make desserts from scratch thus avoiding the packaged and processed part, but most desserts are still very unhealthy.
I am slowly trying to adapt some of my recipes to make them healthier. The main way I am doing this is to add whole wheat flour to things. I will be honest here, whole wheat does not always work. Certain things just don’t turn out right with all or part whole wheat. But I am having success with some things.
One of the recipes that I have adapted is one of my favorite brownie recipes. I was not sure how these would turn out, but I thought it was worth a try. These turned out really well. I was actually surprised at how good these are. You can hardly tell that they have whole wheat in them.
In fact my husband did not notice at all. He usually will comment when I put whole wheat in things. This time I told him after he had two brownies and had said how good they were. He was very surprised to find out that they had whole wheat in them.
These were one of the best recipes that I have adapted for whole wheat. Next time I am going to try all whole wheat. I will let you know how that goes, but for now try these.
Now, these are not healthy brownies, but they are healthier brownies.
Whole Wheat Brownies
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 cups white sugar
Mix ingredients together and add
- 1 cup melted butter
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix until well combined. Grease a 9×13 pan. Spread batter evenly and bake at 350 for 22-25 minutes or until done.