Monday, November 16, 2009


After a conversation with my cousin Kathy, I decided to tweak my favorite brownie recipe. You can see it in the photo to the left, typed on a recipe card. Yes, I used a typewriter to do that, a long time ago.

Below is the original recipe, with healthy ingredient substitutions in brackets.

We all need a treat once in a while, and these turned out to be pretty tasty. I hope you like them!


1/2 cup butter [1/4 cup butter and 1 single serving no-sugar-added applesauce]
6 Tbl. unsweetened baking cocoa powder
1 cup sugar [1/2 cup honey]
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup flour [whole wheat flour]
dash salt
1 cup walnuts

Melt butter in large glass mixing bowl in microwave (about 40 seconds). Stir in cocoa and honey. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add flour and salt. Stir in walnuts. Spread in 8 inch square baking pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.


rodgersbeloit said...

Hi, Sue-- I love the idea of using individual applesauce containers. When I first used a similar recipe I used pumpkin for the half the oil, and that was very good. I would imagine that the applesause would make it even lighter. I will try the honey next time because the idea of a whole cup of sugar for an 8x8 dessert makes me shiver--I think I will try a total of 3/4 cup and add extra ground nuts or add more flour to make up for the dry volume. What do you think?

SueWis said...

I think you'll like using honey because it tastes sweeter than sugar so you can use less. I don't consider sugar to be dry, I guess, because it melts in when you add it to the butter/applesauce mixture. I don't think you'll need to add more flour. I didn't change the flour amount from my original recipe.

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