Heart-Healthy Chocolate Brownies

Healthy Chocolate Brownies

Replacing the oil with applesauce cuts the fat out of these yummy brownies!

 

Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Looking for a killer chocolate dessert that won’t murder your diet? This quick and easy Chocolate Brownie recipe is a staple at my house. Thanks to the applesauce the brownies are virtually fat-free—yet chocolaty, gooey and delicious. I love them because they’re healthy; my family loves how they taste. Check out my Are You Ready for Valentine’s Day? post for quick tips about cooking with chocolate. Au chocolat!

 

Recipe Make-Over Results

Original Recipe Revised Recipe
227 cals 182 cals
3 g protein 4 g protein
36 g carbohydrate 46 g carbohydrate
9 g fat 0 g fat
2 g saturated fat 0 g saturated fat
9.5 mg cholesterol 0 mg cholesterol
175 mg sodium 168 mg sodium
1 g dietary fiber 3 g dietary fiber

 

Heart-Healthy Chocolate Brownies

Makes 12

Ingredients

1 package of your favorite brownie mix

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup applesauce

2 large egg whites

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom of a 13 X 9 inch pan. Mix brownie mix, water, applesauce, and egg whites in large bowl. Beat about 50 strokes by hand. Spread in pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool completely. Serve slightly warm with chocolate ice cream or a sprinkling of powdered sugar.

Jodie Shield RDAbout Jodie Shield RD
Jodie Shield is a Registered Dietitian, mother of three, and author of Healthy Eating, Healthy Weight for Kids and Teens (EatRight Press, 2012). You can read more of her blogs at HealthyEatingforFamilies.com.