chocolate chip brownie recipe from Heavenly Homemakers as my base and then just added some cream cheese batter to swirl through. I haven't made marbled brownies in a long time, but I used to make them quite regularly, so I just went off memory for the cream cheese mixture... and I used my own homemade soft cheese in place of the store-bought cream cheese brick. I did modify Laura's recipe slightly by adding in about 1/2 cup of milk and an extra egg since the mixture just seemed too thick for brownies (I like fudgy brownies :). I also doubled the recipe for a larger pan. I've posted the recipe adjusted for the larger pan and with the extra egg and milk below.
I think they turned out pretty well and they seemed to go over quite well with everyone. My parents had one today and even they liked them (they normally aren't too crazy about made-from-scratch goodies that use whole wheat flour). They were quite thick and dense, not necessarily fudgy, but definitely not dry like I feel like they would have been without the extra egg and milk.
These were also super easy to throw together. They were just as easy as throwing together a boxed brownie mix... only these are much better for you, made with good, quality ingredients. And I almost always have all the ingredients on hand. I'll definitely make these again sometime.
Chocolate brownie mixture:
2 sticks butter, melted
2 cups rapadura/sucanat
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup chocolate chips
Cream cheese mixture:
1 cup/8 oz cream cheese, softened (either use a brick from the store, or homemade)
1/4 cup sucanat/rapadura
1 teaspoon vanilla
In a large bowl, stir together butter, rapadura/sucanat, and cocoa. Mix in eggs, milk, and vanilla. Stir in flour and mix until combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Set aside.
In a medium-sized bowl, mix together softened cream cheese, egg, sucanat/rapadura, and vanilla. Stir until combined. Set aside.
Grease a 9x13 baking pan with coconut oil. Spread about 3/4 of the chocolate mixture on the bottom of the pan. Spoon the cream cheese mixture on top of the chocolate batter in dollups. Then spoon the remaining chocolate batter in dollups between the cream cheese dollups. Cut through the mixtures with a knife to create the marble design.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
This post is linked to Monday Mania at The Healthy Home Economist and Real Food Wednesday at Kelly the Kitchen Kop.