Healthier Best Brownies

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With so much chocolate flavor in the brownies and in the frosting, you'd never guess this version is actually healthier than the average brownie!

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Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 brownies

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup butter

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • cup applesauce

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • cup white whole wheat flour

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8-inch square pan.

  2. Melt 1/4 cup butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in white sugar, eggs, applesauce, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Beat in 1/3 cup cocoa powder, flour, salt, and baking powder. Spread into prepared pan.

  3. Bake in preheated oven until brownies are just set in the center, 20 to 25 minutes.

  4. Combine 3 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, honey, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and confectioner's sugar in a bowl; beat until smooth. Frost brownies while they are still warm.

Editor's Note:

This recipe is a healthier version of Best Brownies.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

115 Calories
6g Fat
15g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 115
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 89mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 68mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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