This Brownie mix is so handy I use half cocoa and half carob there is not much taste difference but the Carob powder and is cheaper then cocoa powder. I also use half wheat flour. I added another brownie mix I haven’t tried it but it uses applesauce instead of butter.
MYO Brownie Mix
5-1/2 cups granulated sugar**
4 cups all purpose flour
2-1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
2 Tbsp. baking powder
1-1/2 Tbsp. salt
Yield: 10 cups brownie mix (5 batches of brownies)
Directions for Mix:
Stir dry ingredients together; Store in airtight container at room temperature
To Make Brownies from mix
2 large eggs, beaten
1-1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce (this is your oil/shortening substitute)***
1/4 cup water
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups Brownie Mix
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)
Directions for Brownies:
Add Brownie Mix to large bowl, mix in applesauce and water; add egg and vanilla. Stir until smooth. Add optional ingredients if desired. Spread in a greased 8×8 x2″ pan that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Bake at 350*F for 25-30 minutes, until brownies start to pull away from sides of pan (middle should be slightly firm, but unlike cake, when a toothpick is inserted, it will not come out clean, just not uncooked). Cool before cutting into 9 squares.
Rachael’s Recipe Notes:
** – use a combination of Splenda and sugar (1/2 and 1/2 ratio works pretty well).
*** – you can use 1-1/2 cups of sugar-free, non-fat vanilla yogurt. This replaces the oil needed and cuts calories and fat.