In celebration of world chocolate day, I bring you smart brownies. The fancy name comes from the ingredients which are whole and healthy. Coincidentally, as a chocolate lover, I made these brownies today and later realized that today was also dedicated to chocolate worldwide. This was my first time making brownies with whole wheat flour, and I am proud to let you know that the brownies came out great. It was a huge success, yay!! Please note that I modified the original recipe found on Jenny Can Cook.
Preparation time – 10 minutes
Cook Time – 20 minutes
Total time – 30 mins
1 cup whole wheat flour
⅓ cup unsweetened baking cocoa flour
1 cup white sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon baking soda
⅓ cup Greek yogurt (plain flavor) OR
½ cup (or 1 stick) butter
2 teaspoon vanilla
⅓ cup oil (any oil of choice)
¼ milk chocolate chips (can add more for a super fudgy brownie)
½ cup nuts (optional)
1) Preheat the oven to 350F, or 180C or gas number 4.
2) Line your 9 x 9 baking pan with parchment paper.
3) Starting with the eggs and sugar, add all dry ingredients excluding baking flour, cocoa powder, and chocolate chips; beat the egg mixture lightly.
4) Then add in all wet ingredients and stir.
5) Lastly, add cocoa powder, whole wheat flour, and chocolate chips, then stir till batter is evenly mixed.
6) Pour batter into lined pan.
7) Gently tap pan on a smooth surface to make sure the batter is evenly spread.
8) Place in preheated oven, and bake for no more than 20 mins.
9) When done, place on cooling rack, or cool like that for few mins before eating.
Recipe and Photo Credit: Jenny Can Cook