Chocolate Mocha Brownies are an older recipe from Cooking Light. I posted the recipe years ago during a period where I had a sprained wrist. I’m only mentioning that in case some of the comments mention it, but it’s pretty irrelevant now. No carpal tunnel syndrome. Anyhow, here’s the recipe link! I’m just linking to it for now so you can read the reviews. I’ll post a printable version when I re-make the brownies, as it seems I only made these one time.
Tips for Making Lighter Brownies
1) Follow the directions very carefully
2) Measure flour with a light hand
3) Check whatever you are baking about 4 minutes before suggested bake-time
4) Use the best cocoa and/or chocolate you can find
I’m defiantly baking these brownies next weekend! I’ve had “bad” experiences with brownies lately, but i think i’m going to give it another try! Thanks for the post 🙂
Lisa, the Ina Garten Outrageous brownies are incredible, They’re excellent – very fudgy. For an event, I’d make those. The Cooking Light brownies are good too. They’re sturdier and very chocolaty, but they’re not as rich.
T, espresso powder is sold under the name Medaglio d’oro. It’s more powdery and has kind of a different flavor than regular coffee crystals….which are much more coarse. I used Folgers instant crystals because that’s all I had around the house. The brownies were excellent with instant coffee.
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Those brownies look great!
Can you let me know what you find in terms of desks? I’ve been looking for an ergonomically correct desk, but it’s hard to find something that will accommodate my two huge monitors.
Anna, I have an event coming up and I’ve promised to make brownies. I am considering making Ina’s Garten’s Outrageous Brownies. Have your made them, and do you think these reduced fat brownies can compare? The look great!
Joe, I’ll take a look at your picture.
Claire, you have to try these. They are great — as good as regular fat brownies….maybe better.
These don’t even look like they’re lower fat…great!
Oh I remember these – I made them back in June… I used Dutch-process cocoa powder and they were quite good! They were dense, had a nice chew and baked evenly.