Well I did it. I tried the brownies. I have to say, they are pretty good. They don’t exactly taste like brownies and have more of a cake-like consistency, but I liked them and my 3 year-old ate them. I did like the texture of them. The biggest note that I have is that they taste like honey. If you like the taste of honey I suggest you try them as is, if not I would keep everything else the same and try sugar. I am going to try them again this weekend or next week and make them with sugar instead. I will then add another note on here whether they are worth using sugar and having as an occasional splurge or if you should just use the honey and be able to have them more often in sticking with the days of real food rules.
Whole Wheat Brownies (adapted from a recipe I found on-line)
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or white wheat if you don’t have the pastry flour)
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 tsp. baking powder
Dash of sea salt
3/4 cup raw honey (or sugar)
2 T unsweetened applesauce
2 1/2 T coconut oil
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1. Preheat the oven to 325 and grease a square baking pan.
2. In a small bowl combine the dry ingredients.
3. In a larger bowl combine the rest of ingredients.
4. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until combined and spread into the baking pan.
5. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
I baked them for 32 minutes and I thought they were a little dry, but my oven runs hot.
If you are in the mood for a somewhat of a healthy treat try these today and let me know what you think and whether you used honey or sugar.