Friday, November 16, 2007

Low-Fat Brownies

I know the title of this post sounds like an oxymoron but trust me on this one. The recipe comes from a diet program called Minçavie which literally means "thin for life" in Québec talk. Similar in fashion to Weight Watchers, meaning that you count points and what not, Minçavie is very popular in French speaking Canada...and possibly elsewhere but I wouldn't know...if you've seen anything else on this blog you probably won't find it surprising that I'm not a dieter. I am, however, health conscious so the recipes of this diet program are worth trying. Hey, if you can eat brownies and not feel bad about it, everybody wins. So without further ado, here's the recipe....enjoy....but don't enjoy too much cause that just defeats the purpose....or enjoy and screw the purpose....


2/3 cup sugar or sweetener
1 cup flour
1/3 cup cacao
1 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup margarine
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup apple puree

1. Mix all dry ingredients.
2. In another bowl, beat together margarine, egg and vanilla.
3. Incorporate the apple puree to the wet mixture and then mix wet ingredients in with wet ingredients.
4. Cook in a greased baking pan at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes (time depends on depth of your pan...brownies should be about an inch thick).
5. Cool brownies on a grill before serving. Divide into 6 brownies....or sit down with the steaming baking pan with a fork, a tub of icecream, caramel spread and those cute little candy sprinkles.


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