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Low fat or fat free brownies???

My MIL bought me the Perfect Brownie Pan for Christmas and I am REALLY excited to use it! The only catch is that my DH is on a diet and I don't want to be taunting him with fatty foods. Is there such a thing as low fat or fat free brownies that don't make up for the lack of fat with carbs and calories?

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Asked by nicolemstacy at 4:40 PM on Jan. 2, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • michiganmom116

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 5:36 PM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • I have the best recipe for black bean brownies. Sounds gross but SOOOOO good!
    1. rinse and drain black beans.
    2. put back in can and fill with water.
    3. pour black beans and water into blender and blend until blended.
    4. pour black bean mixture into brownie mix (no egg or oil)
    5. stir and bake as directed on brownie box.

    Answer by Jenna66 at 5:54 PM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • You can also use a boxed brownie mix, make it with egg whites instead of whole eggs and applesauce in place of all the oil. Tastes just as good.

    Answer by AprilDJC at 6:56 PM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • Hungry Girl was on Rachael Ray the other day and she says to add a can of pumpkin to the mix and delete any egg and oil from the recipe. She says you cannot taste the pumpkin and it's moist. I haven't tried it on brownies but will as soon as I buy one of those pans. Tell me how well it works!

    Answer by admckenzie at 6:57 PM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • LOL We got my MIL a perfect brownie pan for Christmas. She then made low-fat brownies in them. Yuck!! We tossed the whole batch of brownies. Low-fat brownies - Don't do it. Don't do it!!!!!!!!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:40 PM on Jan. 2, 2010


    makes 24 2"x3" brownies

    1 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
    1/3 cup baking cocoa
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup evaporated cane juice
    1/2 cup date sugar
    3 cups zucchini, grated
    1 egg
    1/2 cup yogurt
    1/2 cup coconut or vegetable oil
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1/2 to 1 cup grain-sweetened chocolate chips
    1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt, evaporated cane juice, and date sugar in large bowl. Stir until blended. You might need to use your hands to break up and blend in the date sugar. Stir in zucchini.
    In separate bowl, whisk together egg, yogurt, oil and vanilla. If it all seizes up, it's OK.
    Stir liquid mixutre into zucchini mixture with a wooden spoon.
    Spread evenly into greased 9-by-13-inch pan.
    Sprinkle chocolate chips and nuts on top

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:55 PM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:55 PM on Jan. 2, 2010

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