Featured Recipes: Chewy Chocolate Brownies

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Preparation time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • ¼ cup plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 whole egg
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts or pecans

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 8-inch square baking pan with vegetable cooking spray. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa, and salt. Mix well. In a separate large bowl, whisk together egg whites, egg, sugar, applesauce, oil, and vanilla. Stir in the flour mixture until just blended; do not overmix. Pour batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle walnuts on top. Bake for 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool the brownies on a wire rack for at least 15 minutes. Cut into 12 rectangles.

Nutrition Facts

Yield: 12 brownies
Serving Size: 1 brownie

Per Serving:
  Calories: 111
  Carbohydrate: 17 g
  Protein: 3 g
  Fat: 4 g
  Saturated fat: <1 g
  Sodium: 65 mg
  Fiber: 1 g
  Exchanges per serving: 1 starch, ½ fat
  Carbohydrate choices: 1

This recipe was developed by Nancy Cooper, a Contributing Editor of Diabetes Self-Management. Nancy is a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist at the International Diabetes Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Reprinted with permission from Diabetes Self-Management. © 2009 R.A. Rapaport Publishing, Inc. Visit us at DiabetesSelfManagement.com.