February 16, 2012

Fudgy "No-Guilt" Brownies

Let's be real for a moment.  I could sit down and eat an entire pan of brownies.  All. By. Myself.

It is the one and only dessert that I have a weakness for.

You can have the cheesecake.

You can have the pie.

You can have the cookies.


With that being said, it was Valentines Day and my heart was open, so I shared.

I shared this lovely pan of fudgy chocolaty brownies with my little family.

I even packed up the last brownie today for my son's lunch.

Oh how I would love to have that little bit of goodness right at this very moment.

What a fool I am!

Fudgy "No-Guilt" Brownies
Yield 12 brownies

  • 4 oz. bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 4 T. unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 T. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 t. instant espresso powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1/4 t. kosher salt
  • 1/4 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnut, toasted
  • Powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350.  Line inside of an 8-inch baking pan with foil; spray with Pam.
  2. Microwave chocolate, butter, cocoa and espresso powder in a large bowl on high setting, stirring every 45 seconds until smooth.  Let cool for a moment.
  3. Stir in sugar, applesauce, and egg whites.  Add flour, salt, and baking powder and blend to incorporate.  Fold in walnuts.  Pour batter into prepared pan; bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean; about 25 - 30 min.  Cool brownies in pan.  Lift out and peel foil away; dust with powdered sugar.
  4. Eat them for yourself, I won't tell!
Adapted from Cuisine Lite

Servings: 1 brownie
Calories:  156
Total Fat:  11 g
Cholesterol:  10 mg.
Sodium:  75 mg.
Protein:  3g.


  1. This is a great one when it comes to squelching that craving without having to worry about the fat grams! I do not know of anyone that cannot resist a brownie. Thanks for sharing this one Dee!

  2. Great brownie recipe Dee. And no guilt, how cool is that.

  3. Dee! I have been thinking about you! Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's day! Love these guilt free brownies....I feel about my brownies the way you do! They are MINE!!! Glad you shared this recipe....and love the 'heart attack' too! : )

  4. I was so excited to see this in my Google Reader....I missed you, Dee! I love the espresso powder in here...adds extra flavor!

  5. Beautiful dessert. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Looks beautiful Dee.! I loved the recipe. Can you specify how long yours took to bake (roughly)!. Would love if you could link up to my ongoing event... http://sumeesculinary.blogspot.com/2012/01/announcing-bon-vivant-moments-1-sweet.html

  7. @Anne, Joanne - Hi! Feedburner was the culprit for my posts not showing up in Google Reader. I'm hoping I fixed it and it won't happen again. Fingers crossed! I've missed everyone!

    @Sumee - Ooops, forgot to include that! 25 - 30 minutes

  8. So divine, my mouth has been watering! Thanks Dee for visiting me and for your nice words :)

  9. Haha, I love the honesty. I can gladly share pie, cheesecake, brownies... cookies, we may have a problem. Cake? You need to back off, pronto.

  10. I would eat the the entire pan with ice cream. Glad to have this recipe!

  11. Yummy, Yummy, Yummy!! Come share your recipes at BeBetsy.com


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