I made up this batch of brownies today and they are so yummy! They are made with a recipe by Jillian Michaels. No sugar in this recipe and they are very good! Very moist! Hubby and I are trying to eat healthy these days. Cutting out the sugar and processed foods. Give these brownies a try!
Olive oil nonstick spray for the pan
2/3 cup mild honey, such as clover or orange blossom
1/3 cup natural, unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup white whole-wheat flour
1/4 teaspoons aluminum-free baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large egg, at room temperature
3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Yields 16 (2-inch) brownies.
Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray an 8-inch square pan with olive oil. Set aside.
Place the honey in a large glass measuring cup. Microwave on high power until the honey is runny and just bubbling, 45 to 60 seconds. Add the cocoa and stir with a fork until well combined. Let cool to room temperature.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, place the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk until well combined.
In a large bowl, combine applesauce, oil, egg and vanilla. Whisk together until well blended. Add the honey-cocoa mixture and whisk until smooth. Add the flour mixture to the liquid mixture and stir until no traces of flour remain. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan.
Bake until the surface looks dry around the edges of the pan and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs clinging to it, about 25 minutes. Do not over bake. Place the pan on a cooling rack and let cool completely before slicing into 16 squares. (Store brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.)
Nutrition per serving: 86 calories; 2.2 grams fat; 1.3 grams protein; 16 grams carbohydrates; 63.6 milligrams sodium.