Wheat Germ Butterscotch Brownies

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Wild Squirrel

Although I wasn't wowed by these brownies, they are healthier than my traditional recipe. And, my two-year old likes them. I was hoping someone with a more health-conscious eating style would give them a try! I think I am too hooked on less healthy dessert recipes to appreciate them. The recipe is from the More-with-Less Cookbook, Dec. 1989 printing, p. 292.

Top Review by molizzie77

Thanks for this recipe! It's a keeper in our family, with a few crucial changes. First of all, I use honey or agave instead of molasses (did NOT care for it using the molasses--it loses its butterscotch flavor) and I cut the sugar down to 1/2 cup. I use finely chopped pecans, but I think it would be good with coconut as well. Secondly, I present it a "bar" instead of a "brownie" and my kids like it-- for a snack or even breakfast. It really is a good recipe if you don't expect it to be a dessert-like brownie.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt the butter or margarine.
  3. Add the molasses, sugar, eggs, and vanilla and stir well.
  4. Sift in the milk powder, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Add wheat germ and walnuts and stir only enough to blend--no more than 20 strokes.
  6. Spread in greased 8X8" pan, and bake for 30 minutes.

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