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Healthier Best Brownies

Healthier Best Brownies

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With so much chocolate flavor in the brownies and in the frosting, you'd never guess this version is actually healthier than the average brownie!

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 115 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 6.1 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.1g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 89 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8-inch square pan.
  2. Melt 1/4 cup butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in white sugar, eggs, applesauce, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Beat in 1/3 cup cocoa powder, flour, salt, and baking powder. Spread into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until brownies are just set in the center, 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. Combine 3 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, honey, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and confectioner's sugar in a bowl; beat until smooth. Frost brownies while they are still warm.
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Reviews

Kmo
28
6/9/2012

These were absolutely delicious! I will make these brownies again!

Momto7Angels
20
6/27/2012

These turned out YUMMY! Due to allergies that my daughter has, we made a few substitutions. I used Crystalized Fructose instead of sugar, Shortening instead of Butter, Brown Rice Flour instead of wheat. For the brownies, I used 1 tsp Maple syrup instead of Vanilla and I replaced the tsp of vanilla with 1/2 tsp Mint extract in the frosting. The frosting was a bit dry when mixing, so I added a small amount of applesauce...worked GREAT!

MatnNat
18
6/28/2012

These brownies are pretty good! I prefer chewy brownies, these are cake like brownies. I added 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, and did not use the frosting. Instead of using an 8 inch pan I used a muffin pan, the mix made 9 muffins, baked for 14 minutes.