A shorter post this morning as I try and catch up from M being sick:

Today is a recipe from my mother’s stockpile of favorites.  It seems I tend to weight my blog down with calorie-laden desserts (which is also a good possibility why I struggle to loose weight…)

This brownie is made with egg whites, whole wheat flour, and not a lot of butter.  Each brownie square comes in under a 100 calories and yet, the dense brownie texture (and flavor) is still there!  So, if you want a delicious brownie without having to feel too guilty, I really suggest you try these.  They also freeze well just in case you are tempted to eat the entire pan!

 

Brownies
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Serves: 9
 
A great lower-cal brownie adapted by my mother!
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ¾ cups natural cane sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 egg whites
  • ¼ cup walnuts, crushed *optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300˚.
  2. Mix together ingredients and spread into a lightly greased 8×8 pan.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes or until brownies are set.

 

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