Diabetic Cooking

Chewy chocolate brownies

Preparation time: 10 minutes. Baking time: 25 minutes.
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Ingredients

  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts or pecans

Directions

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.

Yield: 12 brownies. Serving size: 1 brownie.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 111, Carbohydrates: 17 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 65 mg, Fiber: 1 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 starch, 1/2 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.