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Lighter Pecan Brownies


Lighter Pecan Brownies (WW Friendly) Recipe. If you love chocolate, check out these made from scratch brownies!

To make this dessert you will need: whole wheat flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder, butter, sugar, eggs vanilla extract, and toasted pecans.

These brownies are a hit whether you’re bringing them to a party or just need a treat to wrap up your day.

If you want some Tips and Tricks, I have them below the recipe.

Weight Watchers Points


7 points (2022/2024 Plan)

MyWW Plan: 7 Blue Plan and 6 Green Plan

7 WW Freestyle Points and 6 Weight Watchers Smart Points

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A stack of rich, dark pecan brownies with glossy chocolate drizzle, whole pecans, and a fresh mint leaf on parchment paper, with a white chocolate sauce pitcher in the background.


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Close-up of a stack of lighter pecan brownies with a shiny chocolate drizzle, pecans, and a sprig of mint on top, emphasizing the moist texture and nutty addition.

Lighter Pecan Brownies

Nesting Lane
Lighter Pecan Brownies: Indulge in a guilt-free dessert with moist and fudgy brownies, packed with crunchy pecans and a hint of vanilla.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F
  • Line an 8-inch square baking pan with foil, making sure the foil hangs over the rim by 2 inches.
  • Spray the foil with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, white whole wheat flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together cocoa and melted butter.
  • Add sugar, one whole egg, and egg whites to the cocoa mixture, whisking until everything is well mixed.
  • Mix in vanilla extract.
  • Gradually stir in the flour mixture until everything is combined.
  • Fold in the pecans.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan, spreading it out evenly.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20–25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with moist crumbs attached.
  • Allow the brownies to cool completely in the pan, set on a wire rack.
  • Use the overhanging foil to lift the brownies out of the pan.
  • Cut the large square lengthwise into 4 strips, then cut each strip into 4 smaller squares.

Notes

Serving Size: 1 Square
7 points (2022/2024 Plan)
MyWW Plan: 7 Blue Plan and 6 Green Plan
7 WW Freestyle Points and 6 Weight Watchers Smart Points
We are not associated with Weight Watchers/WW in any way. Double check points on their official calculator.

Nutrition

Calories: 137kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 62mgPotassium: 81mgFiber: 2gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 85IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 1mg
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Tips and Tricks

Substitutions

If pecans aren’t your thing or you’re out, swap them with almonds or walnuts. They’ll still give that satisfying crunch.

Techniques

When you’re mixing up your brownie batter, stir it until the ingredients are just married together. This keeps the brownies nice and tender.

Bake times can vary a bit depending on your oven, so start checking for doneness a few minutes before the time’s up. You’re looking for a toothpick to come out with a few moist crumbs.

Leftovers

Brownies keep well in an airtight container. They’ll stay fresh on your counter for a couple of days, but if you pop them in the fridge, they’ll last up to a week.

For that just-baked taste, warm them up for a few seconds in the microwave before serving. They go great with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream if you’re feeling fancy.

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