I don’t bake, and I don’t profess to be good at baking. In fact, I prefer chips to sweets, so it’s not often that my family enjoys the aroma of fresh baked goods wafting through the air. In fact, I know they would love a treat to land on the table now and then that wasn’t purchased from the local bakery.
In the spirit of family harmony I decided to give it my best shot and serve the people I love my twist on a “healthy” brownie. This low fat brownie recipe was inspired by about.com, and modified to my healthy-minded satisfaction.
I might have been happy with the ingredients, but taste is everything, right?
Whole wheat pastry flour sounds scary in a brownie recipes doesn’t it? If you’re thinking you’ll end up with a nutty, whole grain taste to your brownies, you would be wrong. If you used whole grain flour, I would agree, but whole wheat pastry flour makes for a soft and tender brownie with all the benefits of whole grains.
The addition of blueberries adds moisture and a lovely, fruity flavor that works well with chocolate. Who doesn’t love fruit with chocolate?
Healthy cooking tip . . .
100 % whole wheat flour means all of the grain is retained in the refining process. Whole wheat pastry flour has much the same nutrition profile, but the texture of the final product is much more tender. Whole wheat pastry flour is available in the specialty section of most larger food stores. I purchase my flour at Fred Meyers, and the large bag is only a dollar more expensive than refined flour. Sounds like a good deal to me!
Whole Wheat Blueberry Brownies
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
⅓ cup cocoa powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
1 large egg
½ cup low fat sour cream
½ cup almond milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup blueberries
1. Combine dry ingredients in one bowl, and wet ingredients in another bowl except berries.
2. Heat the oven to 350 degrees and spray an 8 x 8 x 2-inch pan with cooking spray.
3. Combine wet and dry ingredients until smooth, then fold in berries. Pour into baking dish and bake for 20 – 25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center came out clean.
Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 109, Weight Watchers PointsPlus 3
Total Fat: 1.64g
Total Carbs: 21.67g
Dietary Fiber: 1.40g
The statements made here are strictly my opinion and are not meant to replace medical advice from your physician. Please see disclaimer for further details. Nutrition information is compiled with MacGourmet. If you find discrepancies, please let me know. It’s important to me that I provide you with accurate information.
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