January 27, 2011 at 12:14 pm , by Sonia Harmon
Who’s ever heard of a healthy brownie? Not me—at least not one that tastes good—until I saw this recipe in our February issue for “Brownies Made Healthier.” I love baking, and most of my favorite recipes include more butter and sugar than I’d like to admit, so I knew I had to give this whole healthy brownie thing a shot.
The ingredients certainly surprised me. The health boost mainly comes from a few sneaky ingredient swaps, including squash and olive oil instead of butter and whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour. As for the recipe itself—it was a piece of cake! (Or brownie?) The only trouble I ran into was defrosting the squash. I forgot to leave it in the fridge that morning so it could defrost while I was at work, but if it weren’t for that little hiccup the prep probably would have taken me only about 5 to 10 minutes. Next, the brownie batter went into the oven at 350 degrees for 23 minutes.