So these aren't really anything special. In fact I almost didn't post about these as I haven't been all that into the whole blogging thing this week (I've had to force myself so I don't get behind and have tons of recipes and pictures waiting to be posted about), and as I said, these really aren't anything to write home about. But they are really good and they have been, by far, Brett's favorite baked good I've made during my recently kaput baking project. That combined with my having a little time at work means I have decided to post the recipe for anyone interested.
These are just plain whole wheat chocolate brownies, but the texture is far better than the fudgy brownie recipe I have been using for the past year or two. They also aren't as sweet, and Brett and I have a problem with finding sweets that aren't too sweet.
(Sorry about the picture, this was the best one I had taken.)
The local booty legend (aka revealing my sources):
no asterisk = grocery store
+ = local produce from The Root Cellar
++ = The Peace Nook (will denote whether product is local or just from the Nook)
* = farmer's market
** = CSA
*** = Container or Community Garden
**** = the non-profit buying club, Blue Planet or Purcell Mountain Farms
Whole Wheat Brownies
Modified from this recipe.
1/2 cup Earth Balance, melted
1 cup raw organic sugar
2 eggs (or replacer) +
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract + (not local)
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350.
Spray an 8x8 pan with oil.
Combine Earth Balance, sugar, eggs, and vanilla well in a large bowl.
Slowly add the dry ingredients. Don't over stir.
Spread batter evenly into pan.
Bake for 25 minutes or until knife inserted in the middle comes clean.
Sorry for the lackluster post, I haven't really felt like doing much this week, I'm not sick or anything, but certain things, such as Sharon's predictions for 2009, the lameness that is my job (and my insecurity and fear to try to do something different with my life), and my inability to save the world all by myself - :-) - have been wearing on me lately.
Have a happy Friday everyone, and as always...
'Til next time.