This is my absolute favorite brownie recipe. You can use all purpose flour, but using 100% whole wheat makes them good for you. That’s what I tell myself, anyways.
The Best Whole Wheat Brownies
- 1/2 c. butter
- 7 Tbsp cocoa powder*
- 1Tbsp fat (I use shortening)*
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3/4 cup flour (I use freshly ground hard white wheat; you could use all purpose.)
*OR, you could substitute the cocoa powder and fat for 2 oz unsweetened chocolate squares.
Melt the butter, shortening, and cocoa powder together over low-med. heat in a medium sized saucepan. Remove from heat and add the sugar, eggs and vanilla just till combined. Stir the flour in well. Pour batter into a greased 8×8 baking dish. Bake at 350* for 30 min, or until a toothpick comes out clean from center.
If you really wanna go all out, once they’ve cooled top them off with this deliciously easy fudge frosting:
- 2 1/2 c. powdered sugar
- 1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 c. butter, softened
- 1/6 c. boiling water (half of 1/3 c)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
In a large mixing bowl, stir together the powdered sugar and cocoa. Add the rest of the ingredients, beating on low until thoroughly combined. Then beat on medium for 1 min. Cool for about 30 min. so that it hardens to spreading consistency. Try not to eat it all with a spoon.
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