I woke up this morning with the baking bug. Some days I just need to bake something. Actually, I would love to bake every day, but I don’t always have time. Plus due to my ginormous sweet tooth, it wouldn’t be a good idea to have all those goodies in my house. But this morning I had to bake brownies for my stepdad. He’s been doing me quite a bit of favors lately, so I figured I owed him a pan of brownies.
Rich and Chewy Low Fat Brownie
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
Cream butter and sugar with a stand or hand mixer. Add egg whites, applesauce and vanilla. Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients just until combined. Do not overmix! Pour into a prepared 8×8 pan and bake at 350 F degrees for 35 minutes. Once cool, cut into 25 servings.
- Calories: 106.7
- Total Fat: 2.6 g
- Cholesterol: 2.5 mg
- Sodium: 5.4 mg
- Total Carbs: 21.1 g
- Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g
- Protein: 1.5 g
These brownies turned out very fudgey and ooey gooey chewy! I might experiment next time and decrease the sugar to 1 cup. They were pretty rich.
I only had one with my breakfast. Licking the spatula doesn’t count.
I’m a big Mexican food fan. I could live on refried beans. For lunch, I made myself a bean and cheese quesadilla made with a whole wheat tortilla by La Tortilla Factory.
The quesadilla was paired with a cup of grapefruit. Wierd combo, I know. But supposedly grapefruit really does have compounds in it that help you shed fat.