Saturday’s here once again, and it’s been awhile since I baked something for myself to keep my sugar cravings at bay. In all honesty, I am trying to cut down on desserts altogether, but what’s life without a little cheating once in a while? So, I present a brownie recipe that I found some time ago, and made it my own. I adjusted the ingredients to bring out more of the cocoa flavour and less of the sweet. Feel free to make your own amendments to it, but I can guarantee you that it’ll be hard to stop at just one square! 😉
- 3/4 cup of sugar
- 3/4 cup of flour
- 3/4 cup of cocoa powder*
- 3 whole eggs
- 3/4 cup of butter (melted)
- 3/4 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips/nibs*
*Note: Because I’ve reduced the original amount of sugar (by half!), I recommend using very high quality chocolate for this recipe. I have a preference for dark chocolate, so that’s my go-to choice of chocolate chips/nibs.
- Pre-heat the oven to 180C/325F and sift the flour.
- Then, in a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, eggs and melted butter and combine well. I usually use an electric mixer for this to get the consistency even.
- Next, add in the chocolate chips/nibs. Stir well.
- Line a 9″x13″ baking dish with parchment/wax paper and pour all the batter in. Spread it evenly until the entire pan is evenly covered.
- Pop the dish in the oven for 20-30 minutes. To check if the brownies are done, stick a toothpick in and it should come out clean. I recommend waiting for it to cool before cutting it into squares.
I hope you enjoy your weekend, and don’t sweat too much over the calories! There’s always the next workout to fix that right up!