Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Whole Wheat Brownies

I experimented (as I am becoming famous for doing) on a whole wheat brownie recipe using bean puree. Knowing I was serving it to company, I played it a bit safe and didn't remove all the eggs and the fat. What I came up with is much more healthy than your everyday, average, run-of-the mill brownie from a mix. All the kids who were over devoured them and came back for seconds and thirds so I think I can count it a success. My kids didn't even warn them too loudly that I am always experimenting when company is coming over so be careful. (I did decide that next time I will cook it in two 9X13 pans instead of a jelly roll pan. It ran over the edge a little.)

Whole Wheat Brownies
4 cups whole wheat flour
4 cups sugar
1 cup cocoa
2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
4 tsp vanilla
4 eggs
1 cup black or white bean puree
3/4 cup oil
3/4 cup water

Mix all the ingredients until well blended and smooth. Pour batter into 2 greased 9x13 pans and spread evenly. Sprinkle mini-chocolate chips and English toffee bits on top. You could also sprinkle nuts, if desired. One of the kids who came over has a nut allergy so we left them off. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until done when tested with a toothpick.


  1. Tammy I don't know if you remember me from the Fairview ward but I just found your blog - I'm trying to incorporate more wheat in our diet and I am loving your blog here!
    Thanks for all the great tips, ideas and recipes.

    Cherie Bakow

  2. Cherie -

    I do remember you - how fun to know you are reading along!