Maple-Sweetened Brownies

Source: Adapted from Moosewood Cookbook, February 2011 Onion Skin Newsletter
Prep time: 30 minutesCooking time: 30 minutesTotal time: 1 hour


Use a popular local sweetener in these chocolatey confections.


1/2 cup
3 ounces
chocolate, unsweetened
2/3 cup
maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon
1/4 cup
flour, whole wheat pastry
1/4 cup
flour, all-purpose
1/2 cup


Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Butter an 8- or 9-inch square baking pan.

In a large heavy pot, melt the butter and chocolate together, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Add the maple syrup and vanilla and beat with a whisk or electric mixer. Add the eggs (just crack directly into the pot if using an electric mixer, or lightly beat in a small bowl with a fork and then add to pot if mixing by hand). Stir in the flours and nut, and mix until batter is blended and smooth.

Pour into the prepared pan and bake for about 20 minutes, until brownies are just beginning to pull away from the sides of the pan and are fudgy in the center. If you like cakelike brownies, bake an extra 5 minutes.