The only thing better than the taste is the fact that they are FAT FREE! They're a snap to make and the results are fantastic. I'm a health nut, always on a quest to create healthier treats, and these brownies taste as good, if not better, than the 'real thing.' Serve warm with fat-free frozen yogurt or top with fat-free whipped topping for a scrumptious chocolate dessert.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment.

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  • Stir flour, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, sugar, and baking powder together in a bowl. Whisk milk, applesauce, and vanilla extract together in a small bowl; pour into flour mixture and stir with a fork until just combined into a batter. Spread the batter into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.

  • Whisk brown sugar, remaining 1/4 cup cocoa powder, and hot water together in a bowl until the sugar and cocoa dissolve; pour over the batter in the baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the top is dry and the edges have started to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 40 minutes; cool brownies slightly in pan before cutting to serve.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

95 calories; 0.5 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 60 mg sodium. 22.7 g carbohydrates; 1.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2014
Okay so I was a little Leary on trying this based in the reviews but really wanting something sweet that I could eat with no eggs I gave it a try. My husband and I liked it very much. What I did different was doubled the recipe. And then yes it was soupy until I turned it over onto a cookie sheet then the bottom because a great topping for the brownies. Knowing this now I will make them again. I think that part was left off the original recipe. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/03/2013
The brownie part never baked after leaving in an extra 5 minutes. Next time I will spray the pan and line it. The topping seem to run under the parchment paper. I use it as a pudding cake; cut the top into squares and spoon the liquid batter over the top. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 1
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  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2014
Okay so I was a little Leary on trying this based in the reviews but really wanting something sweet that I could eat with no eggs I gave it a try. My husband and I liked it very much. What I did different was doubled the recipe. And then yes it was soupy until I turned it over onto a cookie sheet then the bottom because a great topping for the brownies. Knowing this now I will make them again. I think that part was left off the original recipe. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
06/03/2013
The brownie part never baked after leaving in an extra 5 minutes. Next time I will spray the pan and line it. The topping seem to run under the parchment paper. I use it as a pudding cake; cut the top into squares and spoon the liquid batter over the top. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/04/2013
There was way too much liquid! I poured on the brown sugar cocoa and water and it didnt dissolve. Itboiled the brownies! Poured out about1/2 cup of liquid after itbaked! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2014
Okay so I was a little Leary on trying this based in the reviews but really wanting something sweet that I could eat with no eggs I gave it a try. My husband and I liked it very much. What I did different was doubled the recipe. And then yes it was soupy until I turned it over onto a cookie sheet then the bottom because a great topping for the brownies. Knowing this now I will make them again. I think that part was left off the original recipe. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
05/01/2017
This was a gooey mess that didn't even resemble brownies. It tasted decent but not super fudgy. Read More