Celebrate a special occasion with a mug of hot cocoa and a chocolate mint whole-wheat brownie!
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
3 cups brown sugar
2 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 cup cocoa powder
2 Tablespoons flaxseeds, ground
1 10-oz package Nestle Toll House Winter Dark Chocolate and Mint Morsels
Preheat the oven to 350˚ and spray a 9X13″ casserole dish with cooking spray.
Melt 1/2 cup of butter (one stick) in a microwave-safe bowl (make sure the bowl is covered). Depending on your microwave, this could take 30-90 seconds. Add the brown sugar and mix with a spoon (to cool the butter down a bit), and then add the applesauce, cocoa powder, and eggs. Beat on low for a minute.
Add the salt, whole-wheat flour, and flax seeds and beat on medium (start on low) for two minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl at least once.
Stir in the dark chocolate and mint morsels and stir again.
Pour into the casserole dish and back for 45-55 minutes (a toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean and the edges of the brownies should pull away from the side of the pan).
Cool on a wire rack (or just dig right in and eat one). Cut into 24 squares.
If you’d like to make these even healthier, you can omit the mint and chocolate chips and just add 2 teaspoons of mint extract.
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: whole-wheat brownies, dessert, chocolate, mint