Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Bonus recipe #2: Brownies you can feel good about

I thought we had wheat germ in the house from another recipe I had done before, but I used it all up last time, apparently. I swapped out the wheat germ for quick oats and it worked great too. These are moist brownies. Yum! Your kids will love them for sure!

1/2 cup wheat germ, unsweetened
1 box (about 21 oz.) brownie mix
2 large eggs
3/4 cup Blueberry and carrot First Juice
1/4 cup canola oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter or coat with cooking spray a 13-by-9-inch or 8-inch square baking pan.

Measure and discard (or save for future use) 1/2 cup of the dry packaged brownie mix and replace with 1/2 cup wheat germ. Mix together with the eggs, oil, and First Juice until well blended. Follow package directions for baking time, depending on size of baking dish used.

Inspired by, but not taken directly from, the book "The Sneaky Chef." The book suggests that you use a purple puree. If you are interested in hearing more about that take a look at the link to find out more. I used the First juice we had because it was easier, and still packed with nutrients.

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