Saturday, November 7, 2009
Body Rockin Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies
My fabulous chef of a mother shared a delicious recipe for healthy chocolate bran brownies with me this morning. And let me tell you...these things rock my socks off! Thanks mom! I subbed the 1/3 c. oil for 1/3 c. pumpkin to make them even more healthy. Give them a shot and let me know what you think! Note: These make more of a dense brownie. Not overly fluffy but very fudgy. I only used 1/2 c. of sugar so they are not overly sweet either. You can add more sugar if you like yours more on the sweet side.
Chocolate Pumpkin Bran Brownies
Makes about 10 bars
2 c. bran cereal (ground to a flour)
3/4 c. spelt flour (any flour will do here so use what you have on hand)
2/3 c. cocoa powder
2 tsp. coffee (optional)
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. backing soda
1/2 c. sweetner of choice (I used NuNaturals Baking Blend Stevia)
1 tsp. vinegar
1/3 c. pumpkin puree (or oil)
1 1/2 almond milk
handful of chocolate chips
1/2 c. peanut butter (optional)
Mix dry ingredients together. Then mix the wet. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix to combine. Add in chocolate chips. Pour into a greased baking pan and bake at 350 for about 20 minutes. Cool and cut into bars.
Optional: Melt peanut butter and while brownies are still warm drizzle on top for a lovely peanut butter icing.
Serving Size: 1 Brownie
Sat. Fat 1.7g
Cholestrol 0 mg
Sodium 57 mg
Carbohydrates 25.2 g
Dietary Fiber 8.5 g
Vit. A 35% Vit. C 0% Calcium 2g Iron 8%
Note: Nutritional info does not include peanut butter topping.