I fiddled with my favorite brownie recipe in an attempt to make it a little healthier and I think I hit on an acceptable version. Trying to reduce both the fat and sugar and improve the nutrition while maintaining flavor and texture can be tricky, but I think this one turned out pretty good.
Healthier Fudge Brownies
5 Tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Tbs. instant coffee granules (optional)
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup whole wheat flower
1/3 cup all purpose flower
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2 large eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
In a large bowl whisk together cocoa powder, instant coffee, sugar, flour, baking powder and salt to combine well and break down any lumps in the cocoa powder. Make a well in the center. Add eggs and oil. Stir with a wooden spoon until blended. Batter will be quite thick. Spread into a lightly oiled 8" square baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 18 to 23 minutes. Cool and cut into 12 squares.
I tried one with a scoop of light vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup and it was fantastic. They are pretty good plain too.