Whole Wheat Brownies


A double dose of chocolate in these whole wheat brownies.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
10 servings


  • 4 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips

  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.

  2. Place chocolate and butter in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Stir frequently, scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching, until chocolate is melted, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool for 5 minutes.

  3. Combine sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, and salt in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Stir in the cooled melted chocolate until incorporated. Fold in flour and then stir in chocolate chips and walnuts. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan and spread evenly.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until top is dry and edges have started to pull away from the sides of the pan, 25 to 28 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting into bars.

Cook's Notes:

You can use 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour in place of the 1 cup whole wheat flour, if preferred. Pecans can be used instead of walnuts.

Using quality 70% dark chocolate chips or semisweet chips adds a rich chocolate taste to these brownies.

If you cut the brownies before they completely cool, they will be very gooey due to the chocolate chunks and brownie batter texture, but if you wait until they have completely cooled, they will set up perfectly. Either way, they are delicious and rich.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

407 Calories
25g Fat
47g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 407
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 12g 59%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 139mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 35g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 164mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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