Saturday, May 15, 2010

A Healthier Brownie

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 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.


  1. Yum, I like using a bit of applesauce to replace fat sometimes. Sometimes (smile)...

  2. Oh yum! I have yet to find a "healthy" brownie recipe that I actually like! I'll have to give these a try!