Healthy Brownies

I found this recipe in good housekeeping website (

I took this recipe and modified a little bit.  I don’t like strong cocoa taste or too much sugar.  So I reduced the amount of sugar a little bit and replaced ¼ cup of cocoa powder with all-purpose flour.  The brownies came out quite good.  But I had to keep them in an air tight container.  When I left them outside for a while, they became a little dry.

Here is how the brownie looks when cut:


  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil spread or cooking oil
  • 3 large egg whites
  • About 10 walnuts chopped (optional)
  • Butter of greasing baking pan


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Butter a square (8 x 8 inch) baking pan
  • Add vanilla extract to coffee powder/granules and let it dissolve
  • Sift flour and combine cocoa powder, flour, salt, and baking powder
  • In a medium bowl whisk together oil, egg whites, sugar and coffee mixture until well mixed and smooth
  • Blend in flour mixture and walnuts and mix well
  • Spread in the prepared pan and bake for about 25 – 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean

  • Cool pan for about 2 hours
  • When cool cut brownies into squares
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar

  • Makes about 16 brownies

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