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Whole Wheat Brownies

This fudgy and decadent brownies are made a LITTLE healthier with the addition of whole wheta flour.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownies, brownies with walnuts, thick brownies, whole grains brownies, whole wheat brownies
Servings: 16 brownies
Author: Amy- A Red Spatula


  • hand mixer, 9x9 metal pan


  • 4 eggs, room temp
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour I used a white wheat, but you could also red, rye, or other of your choice.
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ heaping cup dark chocolate chips you can also chop up a dark chocolate baking bar
  • 7 tablespoons butter
  • 1-2 cups chopped walnuts optional, but highly recommended


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
    Line a 9x9 baking pan with parchment. This isn't necessary, but makes removal of the brownies so much easier. I also like to spray the sides as well.
    In a medium-sized pan over medium heat, melt the butter and chocolate chips together. Stir this constantly, as the chocolate can burn easily. Once the chocolate is almost melted, remove from heat and stir until the chocolate IS melted. Set aside to cool slightly while you work on everything else.
    Add eggs to a medium sized bowl. Mix on high for about 1 minute. Then add in your granulated and brown sugar. Continue to mix until the mixture is light and fluffy. Towards the end of that time, add vanilla and mix in as well.
    Sift in your flours, cocoa, and salt. Fold this in to combine.
    Then pour in your melted butter/chocolate combo. Again, mix to combine.
    Last step is the walnuts. Mix them in as well. Pour your batter into the prepared pan.
    Bake for 50-60 minutes. Now, the toothpick test won't work here, as you want them to come out underbaked slightly. Mine were baked to exactly 55 minutes. If you want to go longer, I wouldn't do more than 65 minutes. These will continue to cook ever after you remve them from the oven in a process called carry over cooking.
    Once they are removed from the oven, allow them to cool in the pan at least 10 minutes before trying to remove them. If you have used the parchment paper, it will come right out!
    I like to let mine cool for awhile before trying to slice, but if you can't resist, go for it!
    These are awesome on their own. They are delicious with a scoop of ice cream. They are so good even to use as a dessert prep. Bake them, once they are cooled, freeze them. When you are ready, pull them out and heat them just a touch in the microwave. They are perfect and ready to go!
    Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!