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One-Bowl Better-For-You Brownies Recipe

Looking for an easy One-Bowl Better-for-You Brownies recipe? Learn how to make One-Bowl Better-for-You Brownies using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by christinavt

Makes 12 servings



This is a great recipe if you like your brownies on the cakey side. They are moist and full of chocolate flavor (because it's loaded with cocoa), but low in calories and saturated fat because canola oil (and not much of it) is used in place of butter. From medicinenet.com's "Chocolate Recipes to Die(t) For." canola oi, fat-free sour cream, light corn syrup, granulated sugar (with Splenda if desired), vanilla extract, egg, egg substitute, cocoa, unbleached white flour, baking powder, salt, chopped nuts cvt

Recipe Ingredients for One-Bowl Better-for-You Brownies

1/3 cup canola oil
1/3 cup fat-free sour cream, plus
2 tablespoons fat-free sour cream (light can be substituted)
1/4 cup light corn syrup (19350)
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup Splenda (101167)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/2 cup egg substitute
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa (sift the cocoa first if it is in chunks)
1 cup unbleached white flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder (18369)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

Recipe Directions for One-Bowl Better-for-You Brownies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9-inch square baking pan with canola cooking spray.

  2. Add canola oil, sour cream, corn syrup, sugar (and Splenda if desired), and vanilla to large mixing bowl and beat well by hand or with mixer on low speed.

  3. Add in the egg, egg substitute, and cocoa, beating well after each addition and until lumps are gone.

  4. Add flour, baking powder, and salt to a 2 cup measure and blend briefly with a fork. Add dry ingredients to batter in mixing bowl and mix by hand or with mixer just until blended. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips if desired.

  5. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in center of oven for 22 to 25 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from the sides of the pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

  6. Sprinkle top with a little bit of powdered sugar if desired.

  7. Makes 25 little brownies (or 12 larger ones).

Categories

Chocolate, Nuts, Dessert, American, Bake, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 74.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
234
Calories from Fat
89
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.9g
15%
Saturated Fat
1.3g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
19mg
6%
Sodium
106mg
4%
Potassium
168mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
35.1g
12%
Dietary Fiber
2.3g
9%
Sugars
19.6g
Protein
4.6g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 4% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C-
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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