Desserts - Phase 2 - Amazingly Delicious Whole-Grain Brownies

02-17-2009, 12:58 PM
I adapted a recipe from AllRecipes ( for SBD. They were delicious...almost too much so! :o If I make them again, I'm going to cook them in a mini muffin pan and freeze the majority as soon as they cool so I'm not tempted to snack! :nono:

My comments are in brackets and red.

Amazingly Delicious Whole-Grain Brownies
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 45 Minutes
Servings: 12

"These brownies are a result of my tampering with a regular brownie recipe and obtaining an amazing result. They are so moist and fudgy that you'll never know they're good for you!"

1/4 cup applesauce [No Sugar Added, please]
3/4 cup white sugar [I used 1/4 cup of More Fiber ( Stevia, 1/4 cup Splenda, and 1/4 cup of Xylitol]
2 egg whites
1/4 cup butter, melted [I used melted Smart Balance]
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon coffee flavored extract
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder [I used Hershey's Special Dark cocoa for more intense flavor]
1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup all-purpose flour [I just used another 1/4 cup of WW pastry flour]
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional) [I used]
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional) [I used dark ones from Ghirardelli]

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8x8 inch square pan.
2. In a medium bowl, stir together the applesauce, white sugar, egg whites and butter until smooth. Mix in the buttermilk, vanilla extract and coffee extract. Combine the cocoa, all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder and salt; stir into the sugar mixture just until incorporated. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
3. Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, but the brownies are still moist. Cool, and cut into squares.


03-19-2009, 11:15 PM
these are fantastic, laurie! I only had stone ground ww flour on hand and didn't feel like running out for pastry flour. They were a bit more dense than I would imagine they would be with the pastry flour, but still very rich and chocolatey.

awesome recipe!

09-27-2010, 04:41 AM
I made these tonight...they were yummy!!!

09-27-2010, 03:40 PM
made these again, but in a mini bundt pan and instead of baking the chocolate chips into the brownies, i melted them and gave each mini bundt a little drizzle. very yummy and nobody could believe they were "healthed up."

I'm going to make them next weekend for DH's birthday celebration so I'm not tempted to eat cake :)

03-17-2011, 04:23 PM
I have made these twice. The first time I used a half cup of agave and a quarter cup of erythritol in place of the sugar and they were super fudgy. Today I used a half cup of Splenda because I was making them for someone else (I don't care for Splenda myself) and a quarter cup of erythritol and they came out more cakey.