Looking for a decadent treat that won’t destroy your diet? Here’s a healthy, easy to prepare recipe that you can serve at your next girls’ get-together, at a party, as after school snack, or just indulge a little yourself!
Gooey Double Fudge Brownies by Kristine Napier, MPH, RD
- Vegetable cooking spray
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup liquid egg substitute
- 1/3 cup cooked black beans, or drained and rinsed canned beans
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 2 squares unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and stirred
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon sifted powdered sugar
Substitution: To reduce the calories, use 1/2 cup spoonable sugar substitute and 1/2 cup regular sugar in place of the 1 cup regular sugar.
- Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray a 9×9 inch pan with vegetable cooking spray.
- Combine the sugar, egg substitute and beans in a food processor; process until very smooth.
- Transfer the bean mixture to a medium-size mixing bowl. Stir in the flours, butter and chocolate until smooth. Add the vanilla and chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Transfer the mixture to the baking pan.
- Bake approximately 25 minutes; the middle should be slightly jiggly and wet when removed from the oven. Cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar just before serving.
Serving size: 1/9 of a pan
Nutrition facts per serving:
- Calories: 230 kcal
- Saturated fat: 6 g
- Sodium: 50 mg
- Fiber: 2 g
- Fat: 10 g
- Cholesterol: 15 mg
- Carbohydrates: 34 g
- Protein: 3 g
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Recipe provided courtesy of John Wiley & Sons, From American Dietetic Association Cooking Healthy Across America by American Dietetic Association and Food and Culinary Professionals, a Dietetic Practice Group of ADA ©2005, John Wiley & Sons.