I know I’ve discussed health as a topic on this site as well as food. Brownies are not really considered food, but tasty treats. We all need edible gratification done in moderation. Live your life and enjoy the small pleasures.
Here is the recipe. If you would like to learn a little more about the ingredients in this recipe and their health benefits, continue reading below.
Dark Chocolate Easy Chewy Homemade Pecan Brownie Recipe
The video is on Youtube under Breaie
1 cup unsalted sweet butter 1 stick = ½ cup use 2 sticks
2 cups of sugar
1 bag special dark chocolate chips
1 cup self rising flour
1 cup chopped raw pecans
1 teaspoon pure vanilla
¼ cup dark cocoa powder
While mixing the ingredients, preheat the oven to 325 degrees fahrenheit.
Use a large glass mixing bowl that is microwavable. Put 2 sticks of butter and bag of dark chocolate chips into the bowl and pop into the microwave for 35 seconds at a time until the chocolate chips and butter have melted. Visually check the ingredients in the bowl to gauge the level of the goodies melted. Using short times to melt the ingredients prevents over cooking the butter and chocolate chips.
When butter and chocolate chips look melted take out of the microwave.
Mix the butter and dark chocolate chips with a hand mixer in the bowl. Then add sugar, vanilla, dark cocoa powder. Mix well. Then, add eggs, flour mix well again. Last add the nuts and mix well.
Spray your pyrex baking dish with Crisco butter spray or other butter spray and pour batter into greased/ sprayed dish. The video on Youtube shows the glass container size.
Here is the measured size of the baking dish. 14 x 10 depth 2 ½ inches. My measurements maybe a bit off.
I like to under bake my brownies so that they come out moist and chewy. I just know by sight of the edges seem done but the middle looks still raw. When, the shine on top of the batter wanes, close to done. That’s how I do my brownies and easier to show than type.
If prefer time, try 25 to 30 minutes and do a toothpick check.
I consider these brownies somewhat healthy in fact they contain ingredients that are good for you.
Real unsalted sweet butter is in this recipe. Real butter contains
- Calories: 102
- Total fat: 11.5 grams
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin K
Butter also contains small amounts of riboflavin, niacin, calcium, and phosphorus.
Studies done by Ohio State University showed that when people eat the right amount of fats with their fruits and vegetables, the absorption of vitamins and micro nutrients increased tremendously in the body.
I used raw pecans for this recipe. Pecans are full of vitamins, antioxidants, flavonoids, and minerals. These powerful nuts are low in sugar and have anti inflammatory properties.
Eggs are a normal part of most baking recipes.
Here are some benefits of eggs for your health. Eggs are a great source of protein and fat. Eggs contain vitamins, minerals, and boosts your immune system. These oval delights help your brain function properly and keeps your vision from deteriorating.
Dark chocolate chips and dark cocoa powder are listed as some of the ingredients in these brownies.
Studies show dark chocolate has huge health benefits and we know it is pleasing to the taste buds. Dark chocolate provides the body with anti-oxidants that helps prevent oxidative stress on the body that causes aging as well as many other health related issues are tied to oxidative stress.
Dark chocolate has most flavanol content and a special mixture of phytonutrients found only in cocoa beans.
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