Chocolate-less (Carob) Brownies

What’s a brownie without chocolate? Try these carob brownies and see!



  • 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup California raisin paste
  • 3 egg whites, beaten to stiff peaks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup carob powder
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup California golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup California natural raisins


Measure flours, baking powder and salt into large sifter; mix together and sift into large bowl. In mixer fitted with paddle or by hand, cream butter, honey and raisin paste together until lightly fluffy. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites, and stir in vanilla to combine well.

In small bowl combine melted butter, carob powder and coconut milk, and stir together until powder has dissolved. Add this mixture to mixer bowl and mix together well. Fold in flour mixture, a little at a time, mixing just until combined after each addition.

Turn into a 9-inch square cake pan and bake at 350°F for 25 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted into middle comes out clean. Let stand until cooled. Remove from pan; cut 3 by 3 into 9 servings and serve while slightly warm.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 280 (34% from fat); Total Fat 12g (sat 7g, mono 3g, poly 0g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 30mg; Protein 4g; Carbohydrate 49g; (Dietary Fiber 8g; Sugars 31g; ); Iron 1mg; Sodium 210mg; Calcium 52mg; Potassium 261mg

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