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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Whole Wheat Pancakes

These whole wheat waffles are the best I have ever tried. Normally they come out chewy and I could never perfect it. I got this recipe off one of my favorite recipe websites www.100daysofrealfood.com all her recipes are made with whole foods and you will see my reviews on her recipes often. Check her website out.  I freeze the remaining and heat them up before work or days I do not feel like making breakfast!

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ¾ cups milk (I used 2%)
  • ¼ cup oil (she used melted butter I used melted coconut oil)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ cups whole-wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt

Instructions:

  1. Pre heat waffle iron
  2. Mix Eggs, Milk, Oil  honey (The honey will be chunky thats ok), cinnamon and baking soda
  3. Add in whole wheat flour, baking powder and salt
  4. Mix until smooth
  5. Pour desired amount into center of waffle iron
  6. Cook for 3-5 minutes depending on size
  7. Enjoy

Step 2

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Step 3

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Step 4

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Enjoy

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