healthy brownies


Better-for-you brownies

Pop one of these sweet treats into your mouth, and you'll feel like you're cheating on that low-fat diet. (But you're really not.) Give these brownies a special Valentine's twist, by cutting out a heart on a small sheet of paper and placing it over the brownie. Then dust with powdered sugar, remove the heart, and voilà, festive love brownies!


  • nonstick cooking spray 
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder 
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 egg whites  
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar   
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Coat mini muffin pans with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Sift together cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat melted butter, egg whites and sugar until just blended. Then stir in applesauce and vanilla.
  5. Stir in combined flour mixture until well blended.
  6. Spoon 1 tablespoon of batter into each muffin cup.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Cool for 5 minutes and remove from muffin tins.
  9. Serve immediately or cover and store at room temperature. Do not refrigerate.

Makes 36 servings.

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