Recipe Box: Double Decadent Brownies

The hardest part of the Grain Mill Wagon Challenge has been deciding which recipes I will share. Since we’ve been using our own milled grains for quite some time I have an abundance of recipes using whole wheat.

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WonderMill Grain Mill

This is a delicious brownie recipe that is even better if allowed to sit overnight. This gives the bran a chance to soften, giving them a more pleasing texture. You can almost convince yourself that they are good for you!

Double Decadent Brownies

1 cup butter, unsalted
2 cups brown sugar
¾ cup Dutch-process cocoa
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp espresso powder (Optional)
1 Tbsp vanilla
4 large eggs
1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

In a saucepan over low heat, melt your butter.

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Melt your butter.

Then add the sugar and stir to combine. Continue to heat until the mixture is hot and just starting to bubble.


Add sugar.

Stir in the cocoa, salt, baking powder, espresso powder, and vanilla. Cool the mixture until you can actually stick your finger in the batter and it just feels warm. Whisk in the eggs, stirring until smooth and then add your flour and chocolate chips, stirring until smooth.

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Adding chocolate chips.

Spoon the batter into a lightly greased 9 x 13 pan or two 8 x 8 pans.


Ready for the oven!

Bake the brownies for 3o minutes until a sharp knife poked into the center reveals wet crumbs but not raw batter. The brownies should feel set on the edges and in the center. Remove from the oven and let cool before cutting and serving.


Let cool.

As I mentioned they are even better if allowed to sit overnight, if you can wait that long!


Double Decadent Brownie – Enjoy!

Next week I will be giving away  a WonderMill Grain Mill, be sure to check my blog Monday to enter! If you don’t win one we will be selling these fantastic grain mills in the Prudent Living Market when it opens soon!

About On The Home Front

"Four days a week I post and host the blog "On The Home Front". Topics covered are living frugally, gardening, pantry management, and recipes. I live in Vermont and during my 30 years of gardening I have completed both the Master Gardener and the Master Composter programs offered through the state extension bureaus. I am interested in providing delicious, nutritious, chemical-free food for my family. This includes grinding my own wheat berries to make my flour. I have used a WonderMill grain mill for over 17 years. I also garden organically, and what food we don't immediately consume I preserve to be enjoyed later. I love walking into my pantry and seeing the shelves filled with the garden's bounty! I also enjoy hearing great ideas  and receiving feedback from my readers at

I am also  a contributing editor for the online magazine "Prudent Living Magazine", this is a free online publication that comes out four times a year and helps readers to live a prudent more sustainable life. If you are interested in ways to save money that are practical and make sense check it out at

Grain Mill Wagon Challenge Experience: Participating in the WonderMill Grain Mill Challenge was a highlight of my fall. I have been using a WonderMill for awhile and love it. Participating in the challenge gave me the opportunity to try some new recipes in addition to my well loved recipes. A good friend shared a recipe using wild rice flour and for the first time I used my grain mill to grind some wild rice! The pancakes I made were delicious and very hearty! I look forward to using my grain mill in the future to try making other types of flour and of course I will continue to make my favorite whole wheat bread using freshly ground flour! If there is every another opportunity to partake in such a challenge I hope I have the opportunity to apply.

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