Brownies – Reduced Fat & Sugar
If you still haven’t figured out what to make for your sweetie for Valentine’s, how about a healthier alternative to brownies? In this recipe, I’ve not replaced all of the fat or sugar, but rather about 1/2 of the fat and sugar and compensated by using applesauce and extra dark chocolate. The texture of these brownies is “cakey” not dense.
We enjoy these brownies best warm, but they are equally as delicious the next day. Dust with powdered sugar if desired. I may ice some with leftover fondue (from yesterdays post) to make them extra special for my valentine!1/3 cup dark chocolate chips (I use Ghirardelli 60% cacao)
Whisk together in medium size bowl: 1/2 cup Sugar 1/2 cup unsweetened Applesauce (smooth, not chunky) 2 Eggs 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
Sift together: 2/3 cup AP Flour 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder 1/2 tsp. Salt
1) Add the melted chocolate and butter to the wet ingredients.
2) Stir the dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients.3) Stir 1/2 cup Dark Chocolate Chips into the batter.
Line the 8″X8″ pan with tin foil, leaving foil over the edges. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 35 minutes. I recommend serving these the day they are made, or freeze for later.