This is my family’s favorite recipe. I have modified the original recipe to make it even healthier. As soon as I make them, they seem to vanish.
Before I get started, I pre heat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9×9 pan with cooking spray. Then I brew 1 cup of coffee. I like to brew it really strong for extra flavor.
Next, I grab a sauce pan and add ½ cup of butter to it. I use a low heat and let the butter melt. Then I add ¾ cup dark cocoa powder to the coffee and mix it until it dissolves. I pour this mixture into the sauce pan with the butter. As I slowly stir it, I add ½ cup of raw sugar and continue to stir it, until it dissolves.
Then I add 3 egg whites and 1 whole egg to the mixture. I find it easier to crack the eggs, place them in a separate bowl. I then whisk them prior to pouring them into the sauce pan. I mix the egg and whites in until they are combined.
I take the sauce pan off the stove top and fold in 1 cup of whole wheat flour. Then here comes the best part, I add 1 cup of dark chocolate chips to the mixture until just combined.
Finally I pour the batter into the 9×9 pan. I bake it for 25-30 minutes. I can tell it is done when the top is no longer shiny. You might want to stick a toothpick or a fork in it just to make sure.
I let them cool before I cut them, but not for too long. My Dad will come along and start to eat them while they are still warm.
Nutritional information per serving
Here is the macronutrient breakdown per serving. Makes 16 Brownies.
- 168 calories
- 4 grams of protein
- 21 grams of carbohydrates
- 10 grams of fat
- You could also add ½ cup of almonds or walnuts to the mixture.
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Let me know if they become a family favorite in your household too.