Mom's best brownies

Yield: 12 Servings

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Cake flour; sifted
½ cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ teaspoon Salt
2 \N Egg whites
1 large Egg
¾ cup Granulated sugar
6 tablespoons Unsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoons Vegetable oil
1½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
1 tablespoon Chopped walnuts (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8-inch square baking pan with vegetable cooking spray and set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa, and salt. Mix well. In a large bowl, whisk together egg whites, egg, sugar, applesauce, oil, and vanilla.

Stir in flour mixture until just blended; do not overmix. Pour batter into prepared pan; sprinkle with walnuts.

3. Bake until just set and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 25 minutes.

4. Place pan on a wire rack and cool for at least 15 minutes. Cut brownies into squares and place on a serving plate. VARIATION: For slightly chewier brownies, replace the ½ cup of cake flour with 7 tablespoons of all-purpose flour. Sifting is not necessary. Proceed with the recipe as directed. Also, instead of walnuts, try sprinkling brownie batter with chopped pecans or almonds.

FROM "HEALTHY MEALS IN MINUTES" From a collection of my mother's (Judy Hosey) recipe box which contained lots of her favorite recipes, clippings, etc. Downloaded from Glen's MM Recipe Archive, .

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