I am obsessed with sugar and chocolate, and I am shocked how chocolatey these brownies taste. Trying to reduce my sugar intake, and for 140 calories each, it satisfied my chocolate craving. This recipe calls for whole wheat pastry flour which I've never used before but now that I have a bag I will try to find other recipes to use it in. Also, each brownie is low in carbs compared to other brownies. People with diabetes could enjoy these without driving their blood sugar through the roof. My motivation to make these brownies was for a "healthy" bake sale that the hospital I work at is having and I am super impressed out how tasty the brownies turned out. I wasn't planning to make this recipe again because it's brownies and I don't need the extra calories, but I will save the recipe and make these brownies again because I did not feel an ounce of guilt eating one!
Double Chocolate Brownies
From EatingWell: August/September 2005
Applesauce is the secret ingredient that keeps these yummy chocolate brownies dense and chewy even without all the butter you would expect to find. We've used whole-wheat pastry flour for added fiber and nutrients and loaded the brownies with plenty of chocolate chips to keep them rich and satisfying. You won't even miss the 20 grams of fat we've lost in the makeover.
4 Reviews for Double Chocolate Brownies
I'm not sure why this recipe has such mediocre reviews. I made these brownies today and they were excellent! They don't taste "healthy" but they're not super rich either. Just a tasty, cakey brownie. They're definitely worth trying! (Note: I also used five whole eggs, rather than going the egg white route.)
I was searching for something to give to my fitness class for Valentine's Day...something chocolate and seemingly decadent, but surprisingly not sinful. This was great. I chose to use dark cocoa and 72% chocolate (chopped up, instead of the semi-sweet chips)...added a scoop of whey protein powder, and replaced half of the brown sugar with less (half) of splenda granulated. I made them much thinner, using a large sheet pan so that I made 114...yes, they were small, but plenty rich. The calories, etc/per piece was very small so I offered two per student. Wrapped them in small pieces of saran wrap or placed them in little mini cupcake liners. :) They were a hit! My neighbors will get the larger ones for book club!
Used 5 whole eggs so no waste, also used whole wheat flour. To save on steps just whisked everything by hand. Even with these minor changes came out great!! Will make again.