I’ll be honest, baking is not my strong suite. Especially when it comes to trying to master healthy baked goods. They’re either too chewy, too dry, not sweet enough or just an all-around catastrophic disaster. These took a few attempts, but boy were they so worth it! Damn delayed gratification.
They’re so moist (Gawd, I hate that word), they practically melt in your mouth. One of the tricks to creating the fudgey goodness was to actually melt the chocolate chips in coconut oil, forming a pseudo hot-fudge, before adding them to the batter. I was so jazzed when I finally nailed this recipe that I decided to create even more of this pseudo hot-fudge and just dump it over the whole batch of brownies.
Ugh, if only I had some vanilla ice-cream to complete the trifecta. They’d still totally be 100 calories because calories from hot-fudge and ice-cream do not count. Shh… Chapter stolen straight from out of the dietitian chronicles.
I’ll go nuts for just about any kind of brownie. Chocolate mint, chocolate peanut butter, s’mores, walnut, etc. But nothing beats a traditional fudge brownie in my book. They just ALWAYS sound good. And always satisfy my sweet
tooth teeth. Actually sometimes the only thing that will satisfy my sweet tooth is pure chocolate bliss. Let me tell you…. these totally did the trick.
However, St Patty’s day is coming up so I totally approve adding a little mint or Baileys to the mix. Or better yet, mint chocolate chips. Ohhh yes.
100 Calorie Double Fudge Brownies
Makes 9-12 brownies
- 1/2 cup unsweetened/no added sugar apple sauce
- 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour – sub for all-purpose or oat flour
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup Truvia baking blend sweetener
- 1 large egg + 1 egg white
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 3 tbsp semi-sweet or dark chocolate morsels
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- Non-stick cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- In a large bowl, whisk egg/egg white with sugar.
- In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine coconut oil with chocolate chips. Microwave for 30 seconds, or until melted. Mix together to form a fudge sauce. Add to large bowl with egg/sugar mixture.
- In a separate medium-sized bowl, mix dry ingredients – cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Pour dry ingredients into large bowl with wet ingredients. Stir to combine. Do not over-mix.
- Pour in greased 8×8 baking pan. Bake for 22-23 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cut into 9 or 12 pieces.
Nutrition Facts per Brownie (when cut into twelve pieces)
Calories: 95; Total Fat: 5 gm; Saturated Fat: 4 gm; Cholesterol: 15 mg; Sodium: 80 mg; Carbohydrates: 13 gm; Fiber: 1 gm; Sugar: 2.5 gm; Protein: 2 gm
Nutrition Facts per Brownie (when cut into nine pieces)
Calories: 127; Total Fat: 7 gm; Saturated Fat: 5 gm; Cholesterol: 20 mg; Sodium: 107 mg; Carbohydrates: 17 gm; Fiber: 1.5 gm; Sugar: 3.5 gm; Protein: 3 gm