Baking with Ovaltine

As a child, I was a horribly picky eater (sorry, Mom!).  So I guess it should come as no surprise that both of my daughters are picky as well, right?  I do my best to introduce them to new foods and provide a balanced, nutritious diet, but I do worry that they aren’t getting the proper amounts of vitamins.

I am fortunate that both my daughters LOVE milk, so I found that using Ovaltine in their milk is a great way to add vitamins to their daily intake.  From the press release:

OVALTINE is a good source of a variety of vitamins and minerals, from A to B12 and magnesium to zinc. A glass of milk with Rich Chocolate OVALTINE provides 20 percent or more of the daily requirement of vitamins A, C, B6 and B12, and 25 percent or more of the daily calcium, zinc and magnesium kids need every day.

While I was well aware that Ovaltine can be used in both cold and warm milk, I had no idea that it could be used for baking!  I took the opportunity to bake with my oldest daughter this past weekend and we decided to try Ovaltine brownies!

What you need:

1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
2 tablespoons water
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups Rich Chocolate OVALTINE Mix
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (6 oz) NESTLÉ®
TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet
Chocolate Mini Morsels, divided

How to make it:

Preheat oven to 325° F. Grease 9-inch square baking pan. Combine sugar, butter and water in large bowl; stir well. Stir in eggs and vanilla extract. Combine flour, OVALTINE, baking powder and salt in medium bowl; stir into sugar mixture. Fold in 1/4 cup morsels. Spread into prepared baking pan. Bake for 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out slightly sticky. Sprinkle remaining 3/4 cup morsels over top of brownie; let stand for 5 minutes. Spread morsels over brownie with small spatula. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

I have to say that I am pretty darn proud of myself!  These brownies were delicious (I say were because they are GONE)!  I had to cook them for about 10 minutes more than the recipe suggested, but they were very moist and just down right YUMMY.  Both of my daughters loved them, and while I realize they aren’t low calorie, they do have the vitamins and minerals found in Ovaltine which is more than you can say for the traditional brownie!

I was so impressed with this recipe that I plan on trying out a few more as the Thanksgiving holidays draw near.  Make sure you come back to see what I find and I might just have a great Ovaltine giveaway for you, too!

The review is the opinion of the Experimental Mommy.  I received a gift basket and a stipend as compensation for my time.  All opinions remain 100% mine.

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