Raspberry Brownies

These decadent brownies boast antioxidant-rich blueberries and raspberries. And they're under 100 calories per serving, so you don't have to feel guilty eating one—or two!

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Makes: 12 servings


Nonstick cooking spray
¼ cup chocolate chips, semisweet
3 Tbsp butter, unsalted
1 cup "white" whole-wheat flour or whole-wheat pastry flour 
½ cup sugar, granulated
½ cup cocoa, unsweetened
1 tsp baking powder
18 tsp salt
½ cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
2 Tbsp instant coffee granules
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 pint raspberries


Preheat oven to 350°F. Use a cooking spray to coat the bottom of a 9-inch-square baking pan. Then, place the chocolate chips and butter in a small microwave-safe dish (preferably glass) and microwave on high for 1 minute, or until chocolate is melted. Set aside.

Note: You could also melt the chocolate chips and butter in the oven by placing them in a small oven-safe dish (preferably glass) and warming them 4 to 5 minutes, or until chocolate is melted.

Next, place the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk until combined. Place blueberries, coffee granules, vanilla extract and ½ cup of water in a blender and mix on high speed until smooth. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the blueberry mixture. Then, add the egg, raspberries and melted chocolate and butter.

Using a rubber spatula, gradually stir the flour into the wet ingredients until just combined, about 12 turns. Mixture will resemble a fluffy icing. Transfer the batter to the baking dish and bake 15 to 17 minutes until the top is firm and has puffed. Cool 2 minutes before slicing and serve immediately, or cool completely before storing in an air-tight container and keeping it on the counter for up to 5 days.

Nutrition facts with sugar (per serving): (serving size 1 brownie) calories 120, fat 5 g (saturated fat 3 g), cholesterol 25 g, protein 2 g, carbohydrates 19 g, fiber 3 g, sodium 61 mg

*You can also make this delicious brownie dish without using sugar! Here are the nutritional facts.

Nutrition facts without sugar (per serving): (serving size 1 brownie) calories 87, fat 5 g (saturated fat 3 g), cholesterol 25 mg, protein 2 g, carbohydrates 11 g, fiber 3 g, sodium 61 mg

February 2013