- 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
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 calories, 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.