Low Sugar Coconut Brownies

Until a few years ago I had never even thought of adding vegetables to baked goods, then one day I tried a vanilla cupcake recipe that included grated zucchini and I realized how great it was: vegetables help to reduce sugar and fat content in many baked goods while maintaining the texture. For those of you out there who hate beets don't worry I do too and you can not absolutely taste them in this recipe, they are only there for texture purposes. As the title suggests, these brownies contain less sugar than most recipes and they are also gluten free, which allows me to call them healthy (ish) brownies. These are not some of those fudgy brownies you eat a square of and you are full for the rest of the day, instead, they are very light and moist and I could finish off the whole batch by … [Read more...]

Easy Brownies – Great Summer Dessert for Picnics and BBQs

Have you ever picked a recipe simply because you had all the ingredients it called for in your kitchen but then felt so smart when it turned out fabulous?  That's the case for me with these easy brownies. Needing a quick crowd pleasing dessert to take along to a picnic, the plan was brownies. Easy to make, quick to bake and great for transport - plus these don't require cocoa powder - just melting chocolate chips you probably have in your pantry. Easy Brownies - adapted from Allrecipes Makes 8-10 What You'll Need: 1/2 cup sugar 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons water 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 2 eggs 2/3 cup flour 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt [sc:adsense ] How to make these easy brownies: Preheat oven to 325 … [Read more...]

Chocolate Bird’s Nest Brownies

There's probably not an easier and cuter way to dress up your Easter dessert! They're also a great way to have your children help in making them by letting them cut out the circles and place the eggs on top. I bet they'll be excited to try the tasty treats that they helped make. Of course, you can always use your standard boxed brownie mix to make these chocolate bird's nest brownies, but in this case, homemade is always better and so much more impressive! The brownies are fudgy inside with that hard sugary crust on top. The ultimate chocolate flavor is with the chocolate candy eggs on top! Chocolate Bird's Nest Brownies from Brown Eyed Baker Ingredients 1¼ cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons Hershey's Special Dark cocoa powder 11 ounces … [Read more...]