I've really been craving brownies. I decided to experiment with "healthing up" a batch of them this weekend. The recipe was adapted from an AllRecipes.com recipe. I replaced most of the butter with applesauce and used 8 egg whites instead of 4 eggs.
Quick and Easy (and Healthy) Brownies
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
8 large egg whites
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
Melt the butter and mix all ingredients in order given.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes in a 9x13 inch aluminum-foil lined pan. I cut them into 16 brownies - I figured it was totally okay to make bigger brownie pieces since they're so light!
The official taste tester, my 16-year-old brother, said they were great! That's a good sign. He's not someone who would generally enjoy a "healthified" recipe.
I ate one with some raspberry preserves, cool whip, and a few sliced strawberries. Delicious. I was so pleasantly surprised by the taste. They were very, very moist and cakey. I'm surprised that I managed to cover up and refrigerate the remaining 14.
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