Prep 15 mins
Cook 23 mins
A lighter, lower fat brownie from Quakeroatmeal.com. Eat it and don't feel guilty afterwards!
- 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
- 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate squares (3 squares)
- 1 1⁄4 cups granulated sugar
- 1⁄2 cup applesauce
- 4 egg whites or 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt (optional)
- 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
- Heat oven to 350°F Lightly spray bottom only of 13 x 9-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
- In large saucepan, heat oil and chocolate over low heat until chocolate is melted, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in granulated sugar and applesauce until sugar is dissolved. Stir in egg whites and vanilla until completely blended. Add combined oats, flour, baking powder and salt; mix well. Spread evenly into pan.
- Bake 22 to 25 minutes or until edges begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. Store tightly covered. Sprinkle with powdered sugar just before serving.
Nice chocolate treat. These are very cakey. More like a chocolate snack cake than a brownie in my opinion, but tasty. I used French chocolate squares that were sweetened so I cut the sugar down to 1 cup. I actually used 1/2 sugar and 1/2 splenda. I used olive oil and my applesauce was berry applesauce that I was trying to use up. I left off the powdered sugar as I felt it didn't need it. A nice, quick, snack cake that would make an easy addition to lunch boxes.