Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
- 2⁄3 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
- 1⁄4 cup cocoa powder
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Spray a square non-stick baking pan (8 inch x 8 inch) with non-stick cooking spray.
- Combine the ingredients in a large mixing bowl, blend well. Pour batter into pan and bake 20-30 minutes until cooked. To test if batter is cooked, insert a toothpick. If it comes out clean, brownie is cooked.
- Remove from oven and let cool for five minutes in pan.
- Gently remove from pan; place on wire rack and when cool, sprinkle with icing sugar if desired. Cut into eight squares. Enjoy!
These brownies had a very nice, satisfying consistency and texture, but they could have definitely used more of a chocolate flavor - the applesauce sort of overpowered the cocoa powder. If I make these again, I'll add chocolate chips and cut the applesauce to 1/2 cup.
these are fabulous! they are not quite 'brownie' brownies, but they are very good quality for a no fat brownie. i have made these several times and have often run out of applesauce or only had one egg. i have used half the eggs required when doubling the recipe and they turned out fine. i have used 1/3 cup applesauce and 1/3 cup water and they turned out fine. i would recommend using enough eggs if you have them, because the eggs add a lot of the texture and fluffiness. i once used berry yoghurt instead of applesauce and they turned out even better! the yoghurt added the right amount of moisture and texture that the brownie needed and the berry flavour tasted wonderful with the chocolaty flavour! i have almost always made these sugar-free and despite the lack of sugar which, would usually add the texture, they were still gorgeous! this is a fantastic recipe which requires little effort, can be made with left over ingredients from the pantry, and produces beautiful results. thank you.
These are an excellent fat free brownie! The texture is extremely moist and more cake like , but nevertheless , delicious! I used a heaping 1/4 cup cocoa powder because I like chocolate ;) Thanks so much for posting! Made for fall PAC '08