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Tuesday, December 31, 2013


If you think chocolate is forbidden when eating heart healthy, think again.  Although chocolate is high in fat, foods made with cocoa powder and chocolate syrup can allow you to enjoy the taste of chocolate without consuming too much fat.

Chocolate Brownies

Vegetable oil cooking spray
         3 T. vegetable oil
         ¾  c. sugar
         2 egg whites, beaten
        ¼  c. unsweetened cocoa
        ¾  c. sifted flour
        1 tsp. baking powder
        1 T. water
        ½  tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350.  Spray an 8 in. square baking pan with vegetable oil cooking spray, set aside.  In a medium bowl, blend together the oil and sugar.  Stir in the beaten egg whites.  In a separate bowl, sift together the cocoa, flour, and baking powder.  Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and thoroughly combine.  Add the water and vanilla extract. 

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes.  Remove from the oven and cool slightly.  Cut into 9 squares.

Nutrition Information:  per brownie
Calories 144, Total fat 5 g, Saturated  fat 0.5 g, Cholesterol 25 g, Fiber 0.5 g, Sugar 16 g, Protein 2 g

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