Walnut Oat Brownies
Oatmeal and wheat germ add a nutritious touch to these fudgy brownies sent in by Marilyn Yates of Roanoke, Virginia. "This recipe seems too good to be true, but these brownies really taste great," she assures. TIP: Use 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of semisweet chocolate chips if you don't have six semisweet chocolate squares.
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
- 6 ounces semisweet chocolate
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup egg substitute
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder
- 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- Confectioners' sugar, optional
- In a microwave, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. In a large bowl, beat egg substitute and sugars. Stir in vanilla and chocolate mixture. Combine the dry ingredients; gradually add to chocolate mixture. Stir in walnuts.
- Pour into an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired. Cut into bars.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 180 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 145mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 starch.
Originally published as Good-For-You Brownies in Quick Cooking July/August 2005