Low Fat Brownies

Brownies
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    30 mins
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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.

What You'll Need

  • 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

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8-inch by 8-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder, sugar and salt in a small bowl.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine oil, applesauce, vanilla, egg and egg whites.
  4. Gradually stir in dry ingredients to wet ingredients until well combined.
  5. Pour into baking pan and bake for 20 minutes, until sides pull away from ​the edge of the pan.
  6. 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