Heart-Healthy Chocolate Brownies

Written by: on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
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.

“My sinless chocolate cake recipe”: Weight-Loss Diary

Written by: on Sunday, May 20th, 2012
sinless chocolate cake recipe

This combo is the key to moist, delicious, lower-calorie chocolate cake.

Have I mentioned how much I LOVE chocolate? I found this yummy recipe on Pinterest  for sinless chocolate cake. The recipe and a bunch of others for avoiding eggs and oil can be found at this website:  Hungry-Girl.Com. I bet we all have tried applesauce in place of oil before. This recipe is simple: cake mix, 1 cup fat free plain Greek yogurt  (I use Chobani;  they buy their milk from family-owned farms!), and 1 cup water. It is dense and very moist and by my calculation, 134 calories a slice if you cut the cake into 15 servings.

Last night I warmed up some raspberries so they were a little saucy and put them on top of unfrosted cake for a delightful little indulgence.

I am ALWAYS interested in ways to shave a little sin off my treats. Please share yours!