Whole Wheat Brownies

Who doesn’t love brownies? I absolutely love Lisa’s 100daysofrealfood.com recipes, they are delicious and easy to make. If you haven’t checked out her website do it NOW! She convinced me to try to cut out all processed food, I say try because well, I am just too busy to cut out all of it. We only have 2 real eaters in the house so I refuse to make homemade BBQ sauce and ketchup just for it to go bad and be tossed out, some things are just not worth it for me. Anyways, these brownies are more moist and healthier than any box brownie you can buy. Even though they contain sugar you can see from her ingredient comparison http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2014/05/28/recipe-5-minute-fudge-brownies/ that these are a far better choice. She uses a lot of butter in her recipes and I prefer to keep it on the lighter side so I  substituted  half the butter for coconut oil. If you don’t have coconut oil on hand feel free to use butter. Hope you enjoy

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour ( She used White Wheat I used Whole Wheat)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder (She used Dark I used Unsweetened)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) melted butter (I used 1/4 cup Butter, 1/4 Coconut Oil)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips (I used mini chocolate chips, I wanted to throw in some peanut butter chips but the other half said no)

Instructions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl whisk together the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder.
  2. Make a well (hole) in the center and drop in the butter (and/or coconut oil), eggs, and vanilla extract. Mix together thoroughly
  3. Fold in the chocolate chips with a rubber spatula
  4. Add the brownie batter a 8×8 baking dish and use the spatula to flatten out the top into one even layer

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Mix dry ingredients together and make a hole in the middle

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I used 1/4 cup melted butter and 1/4 cup Coconut Oil

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Mix ingredients and place in 8×8 baking dish

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Enjoy!

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Cheater Cheesecake

This cheater cheesecake is originally from, My Yellow Umbrella that you can find here, http://myellowumbrella.com/2010/10/26/sopapilla-cheesecake/. Since I am a family of 2 1/2 I cut it down to size. It is a delicious and easy recipe for when you feel like cheesecake.

Ingredients:

  • 1 can crescent rolls
  • 8 oz cream cheese (I used Light)
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2t Vanilla Extract
  • 2T Melted butter
  • Cinnamon and Sugar mix

Instructions:

  1. Lay half the crescent rolls at the bottom of a 8×10 lightly greased pan.
  2. Mix together the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until creamy.
  3. Lay over the crescent rolls.
  4. Top with the remaining roll of crescent rolls.
  5. Pour melted butter
  6. sprinkle with the cinnamon and sugar mix.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

Step 1: Lay Crescent Rolls on bottom of an 8×10 pan

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Step 2: Mix Cream Cheese, Sugar and vanilla

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Step 3: Spread over bottom layer

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Step 4: Top with remaining crescent rolls

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Step 5: Top with Butter

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Step 6: Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar

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Finished Product

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