Whole Wheat Brownies

My sister sent me this recipe via text message. That’s how simple it is!

whole wheat brownie

Whole Wheat Brownies

½ cup butter
3 oz. baking chocolate (or 6 tablespoons powdered cocoa + 3 tablespoons oil)
½ cup honey

½ cup real maple syrup
2 eggs
½ cup whole wheat flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon vanilla

Combine butter, chocolate (cocoa + oil), and honey. Melt in saucepan on stovetop or in bowl in microwave.

Add maple syrup, eggs, flour, salt, and vanilla to melted mixture.

Pour mixture into buttered square pan. Bake at 350° F until top is set, usually between 15 and 20 minutes.

Note: A knife inserted into brownies will NOT come out clean.

Style Quotations to Live By

I love this quotation. It captures my style philosophy exactly:

“Style is the feather in the arrow, not the feather in the cap.”

~ George Sampson

This is the quotation I try to live by when it comes to deciding what items I will acquire and keep in my home.

“Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”

~ William Morris

Honey Substitution

Here is how to substitute honey for sugar in general recipes:

¾ cup honey + 1 tablespoon honey = 1 cup sugar

  • Reduce other liquid ingredients in the recipe by 2 tablespoons
  • Unless the recipe includes sour cream or buttermilk, add a pinch of baking soda to neutralize acidity

Here is how to substitute honey for sugar in pie, cake, and cookie recipes:

¾ cup honey = 1 cup sugar

  • Reduce other liquids by ½ cup for each cup of honey
  • Lower the oven temperature by 25° Fahrenheit