"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing..." -Helen Keller
The man loves to eat. And with a shortage of healthy food at the local grocery, I decided to take some action.

These are some pretty healthy brownies with walnuts, healthy for the heart. They turned out pretty dense and cake-like, rather than the fudge-like ones I loved growing up, but for the healthiness of them, I'd say it's well worth it.

2/3 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt 2 T. vegetable oil
1/2 cup milk (skim or plain soy)
1/4 cup water
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup walnuts, chopped
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl combine the oil, milk, water, eggs, and vanilla. Now mix everything together including the chocolate chips and walnuts, be careful that you don’t over mix.

Pour the brownie batter into an 8×8 nonstick pan. Drop in a few more chopped walnuts on the top and bake at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes. Use a toothpick in the middle of the pan to check if it is done. Enjoy!

These brownies could have been better if I was willing to sacrifice the healthiness a bit more. If you're going for taste, here are some suggestions:
*Add 1/4 cup chocolate chips to the batter.
*Up the oil content to 1/3 cup as the original recipe suggested.
*Use more than 1/2 cup white sugar.
*Add some applesauce to the batter for more moisture and maybe some more density. (I think I'll try this one next time!)

Still, these were a favorite for the man of my dreams, so I'll be making them again.
Healthy heart + happy belly= Success!

Adapted from: madehealthier.com
7/22/2010 01:08:37 am

Wow, these recipes look amazing!!! I bet they taste delicious. Man, if I had a wife like you I'd probably be the luckiest man on the planet. And you're so stinkin beautiful too! I bet your husband just loves you bunches and bunches!


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