Yesterday was cold again and my little girl and I decided to spend the day inside baking up some tasty treats. I made a quick batch of cookies that I was less than impressed with. Needless to say sweet tooth was still not satiated.
Chocolate to the rescue.
These brownies are light, fluffy, chocolatey and cake-like. I ate way more of them than I should have but with less than 150 calories per serving... why not?
Did you know that there are three main types of brownies? Cake-like brownies which are flaky and they tend to crumble. Fudge-like brownies which are thick and dense. And chewy brownies which are obviously chewy and rich.
These brownies are definitely cake-like. If you're looking for something more dense or chewy you can always try leaving out the baking powder, baking soda, or both!
Skinny Whole Wheat Brownies
Servings: 12 • Size: 1 Square • Calories: 145.8 • Fat: 4.2 g • Carb: 23.2 g • Fiber: 1.3 g • Protein: 1.5 g • Sugar: 17.5 g • Sodium: 104.2 mg
1/4 C. Honey
2 Oz. Semi Sweet Chocolate, Chopped (I used Baker's)
2 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder
2 Tbsp. Dark Cocoa Powder
1/2 C. Whole Wheat White Flour
1/4 Tsp. Baking Powder
1/4 Tsp. Baking Soda
1/4 Tsp. Salt
1/2 C. Brown Sugar
1/2 C. Unsweetened Apple Sauce
3/4 Tsp. Vanilla
2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1/4 C. Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the honey and chopped chocolate. Melt in 15-30 second intervals, being careful not to burn! Allow to cool. In the mean time, in a small bowl, whisk together the cocoa powders, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, beat together the brown sugar, apple sauce, egg, vanilla, and olive oil.
Add the melted chocolate and honey to the egg mixture and blend. Carefully add in the flour mixture and beat until all is well combined. Spread the batter into the prepared baking dish and sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before cutting into 12 equal squares.