When you need that chocolate fix, these little low-fat brownies should hit the spot. Although not as dense as full-fat brownies, they're still full of chocolatey goodness, with no odd aftertaste, which some low-fat brownies seem to have. These are perfect for kids' lunchboxes or as an after-school treat.
I suggest cutting the end result into 16 squares for a modestly sized brownie, but one reviewer felt this yielded too small a brownie. Feel free to cut into 9 or 12 squares instead.
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup Dutch Process Cocoa
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp canola oil
- 4 ounces unsweetened applesauce
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 2 egg whites
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8-inch by 8-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
- Whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder, sugar and salt in a small bowl.
- In a medium bowl, combine oil, applesauce, vanilla, egg and egg whites.
- Gradually stir in dry ingredients to wet ingredients until well combined.
- Pour into baking pan and bake for 20 minutes, until sides pull away from the edge of the pan.
- Cool in pan and cut into 16 squares.
Makes 16 brownies
Per brownie: Calories 74, Calories from Fat 21, total Fat 2.4g (sat 0.6g), Cholesterol 13mg, Sodium 45mg, Carbohydrate 11.6g Fiber 1g, Protein 1.7g