Yes. For reals.
Let me give you a bit of a rundown on these brownies:
Typical Brownie Recipe (12 servings):
46 grams carbohydrates
For Reals? Brownie Recipe (not including walnuts because I hate nuts in my brownies but if you like them, add 16 calories and 1.5g fat per brownie ):
0.5 grams of fat
23.4 grams of carbs
Now, you may think that these brownies are too good to be true. "They must taste like low-fat grossness," you say to yourself.
Well, you are wrong.
When I handed these brownies to Jack, he looked at me with confusion and said, "I thought these were low-fat brownies".
Since they are low-fat, he uses that as an excuse to eat 3 at a time (which kind of defeats the purpose) but even if he does, it is still 15 less grams of fat per "Jack serving". And he has super fast metabolism, so he can eat whatever he wants and still be thin. Sigh.
Now, don't get me wrong. There is no way to imitate the wonderful deliciousness that goes into regular, full fat, butter filled, artery clogging, egg yolk-having, cholesterol-toting brownies. But these are damn close. For low fat brownies, these are fantastic.
These are fudgey, incredibly moist, and delicious and taste best (in my opinion) when heated and served with a dollop of whipped cream (if you want to keep it healthy, have it with Cool Whip and only add 25 calories!). A-MA-ZING.
I'll never look at brownies the same way again.
Healthy Brownies adapted from Maple N Cornbread
1/2 cup good quality unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
3 egg whites
1 cup sugar
1 tsp fine sea salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp instant coffee granules
1/2 cup white whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray an individual brownie pan or 8 inch square baking pan, with non stick cooking spray.
In a large bowl mix together all of he dry ingredients. Mix the applesauce and egg whites and gently fold into the dry mixture. Stir only until moistened.
Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle with chopped nuts. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until desired texture is reached. Less time will result in a more dense, gooey brownie and longer time will produce a cake like brownie. When cool, cut into 12 pieces.