Monday, September 6, 2010

Fudgy "No-guilt" Brownies

When I was flipping through "Cuisine at Home", a magazine my sister Mary sent me and I saw "No-Guilt" brownies I was intrigued! What could be better for my cheap & guilt free blog. So I tested it out... first you must know that I am a brownie snob.I love a good fudgy, moist brownie, so I will not go easy on these. They were not melt in your mouth delicious... a little to spongy or cake like for me. But good and chocolaty and very low in fat. Now it could have been that I stirred them too much, which you should never do to brownies because it over works the gluten and makes them cake or bread like. I say give them a try. Besides over the past 2 days I've eaten half the pan and if you're like me, it's better to eat half the pan of guilt-free!

Melt together:(in microwave, stir every 45 sec till smooth)
4 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped (1/2 c. choc. chips)
4 T. unsalted butter, cubbed
2 T. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 t. coffee granules, (I substituted pero/postum or you can omit it)
Stir in; Add:
1/2 c.sugar
1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce
3 egg whites
2/3 c. flour
1/4 t. salt
1/4 t. baking powder
1/2 c. walnuts, toasted, chopped
Dust with:
Powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350. Line the inside of square pan with foil & coat with spray. Be sure to blend dry ingredients just until incorporated. Fold in nuts, then pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 25-30 min, or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool brownies in pan, then lift out and peel back foil. Dust with powdered sugar, then cut into 12 bars.

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