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Whole Wheat Brownie Mix

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.


16 brownies per batch

"Here's one way to get your kids to eat whole wheat - use it to make brownies!" suggests Roni Goodell from Spanish Fork, Utah. "My mom baked these often when I was younger. They're so good, they don't need frosting."


  • 4 cups sugar
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup shortening
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS (for each batch):
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional


  1. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer for up to 3 months. Yield: about 4 batches (about 11 cups total).
  2. To prepare brownies: In a large bowl, combine eggs, vanilla and 2-1/2 cups brownie mix until blended (batter will be stiff). Stir in nuts if desired.
  3. Spread into a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
Homemade Mixes
Contents of mix may settle during storage. When preparing recipe, spoon mix into measuring cup.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 109 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 95mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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