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15 August 2015

Mocha Brownies....a healthier version!

image courtesy of "momontimeout" website

I love thick, gooey brownies, don't you??  With a good strong cup of coffee.

But let's face it.  After menopause, those calories are ones we do NOT need!!

So I have tweaked a traditional mocha brownie recipe I got years ago from one of the cooking magazines, and made it a more low-fat, healthier version.  And if you eat just one and save the rest for your teenagers........that's even better!


1 stick of canola oil butter, melted (1/2 c.)
1 (14 oz) can of fat-free sweetened condensed milk
2 tsp of coffee extract
1 organic egg
egg replacement of flaxseed meal (see below)
1 c. Heart Smart (low fat) Bisquick biscuit baking mix
1/2 c. baking cocoa
1 tsp pure vanilla extract 
1 c. chopped walnuts (optional)

Egg replacement: Take 1 tablespoon of golden flax meal and place in a small custard cup or bowl.  Add 3 tablespoons of water.  Stir and let sit for 10 minutes.  It will be gelatinous, similar to an egg when you stir it into the above ingredients.  Please note:  if dough is a little firm, that is normal...simply add a tablespoon of water and stir.

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add all the ingredients except the walnuts.
  • Stir well, especially after adding the egg replacement.
  • Stir in the walnuts if you desire.  (you can also add in chopped pecans or almonds)
  • Spread into a greased 13x9" baking pan and bake for 23 minutes or until inserted knife comes out clean.  (note:  I use coconut oil spray but canola oil spray is fine too)
  • Let cool; cut into bars.
  • Serve with fat free frozen vanilla yogurt spooned on top OR serve plain.
NOTE:  for my daughters, I spread 2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips over the top once the brownies are out of the oven and before they cool.  Let the chips melt over the top then smooth with a table knife.

TIPS:  if you want to indulge in the brownies more than once, simply cut your self a smaller piece or leave half the brownies frosting free!


As with all the recipes under the "faithfixes" label, you do have permission to copy this recipe!


Simply Linda said...

Thanks, I wish I knew about this on Thursday--I made Mocha Brownies from a box. Blessings

Faith said...

Linda! Shudder!!! We NEVER make desserts from a box in this house. NEVER!! (ok for courtney's #22 I did bake her a cake from a box because there was a certain one she wanted but i didn't eat it. YUCK)

Tracy said...

Oooo... these look dangerously good! And my 42-yr old body, sure could do with less calories. ;o) LOL...