Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Chocolate Goodness without Excess Guilt

I've gotta admit, some recipes I try without a lot of hope that they'll actually taste good.  You know the ones I mean.  Filled with sneaky little pulverized vegetables.  Low-fat.  Bran.

With low expectations is exactly how I approached this recipe -- a whole wheat brownie made with more than a cup of applesauce.  Healthy-ish, for a brownie.  But probably not a brownie you'd make again with any enthusiasm.

Well.  Can I just say here I was wrong.

This little beauty, from Martha Stewart's Everyday Food magazine, certainly surprised me.  It's moist.  Fudgy.  Even crowned with a handful of chocolate chips.  Two hundred calories for a square like this one.  Just 100 calories if you cut it in half. 

But then, of course, you'd have to eat two.

If you're looking for a nice little October brownie to have with your cup of hot tea, look no further.  Whole-wheat brownies, Martha's way.  It's a good thing.



Blogger Meg said...

A *healthy* brownie! Bravo! As long as it tastes like chocolate, I don't care what's in it. :)

October 12, 2011 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger Joanne said...

Whoa! Who'd ahve thunk it! This is perfect for the healthy eating kick i'm on!

October 12, 2011 at 4:51 PM  
Blogger Mimi said...

It doesn't even look healthy!

October 13, 2011 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Don't you love it, Mimi? :)

October 13, 2011 at 1:22 PM  
Blogger karen said...

Oh, I'm going to love coming to your blog. I'm always looking for new things to cook, new things to do. And to think, if you hadn't stopped by my blog, we wouldn't be friends now. I'm excited to come back - you have a lot of deliciousness going on here.

October 13, 2011 at 4:02 PM  
Blogger Travel With Lulu said...

Martha (and her staff) is brilliant every time XOL

October 14, 2011 at 1:04 AM  
Anonymous Faith said...

Oooh, your description is fantastic! I will definitely have to give this recipe a try!

October 14, 2011 at 8:17 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

I love Chocolate!!! I have to capitalize it because it's THAT important. :) Thanks for stopping by. :) I love your blog so much I HAVE to follow along with you. :)

October 15, 2011 at 3:55 PM  
Blogger Katie @ minivan diva said...

I can't wait to try these. I'm hoping my kids will love them.

October 17, 2011 at 8:22 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Oh my this looks so YUMMY! :)

Thanks for the comment on my blog! I am so excited for my boys to get older together. It IS hard when they are babies, but I am just holding on to the hope that it gets easier :)


October 17, 2011 at 5:30 PM  
Blogger ~~louise~~ said...

Brownies are my guilty pleasure. Why oh why I never thought to use applesauce is beyond me. It's never failed me before. As for the whole wheat, I'll take your word for it. You've never failed me yet either!!!

Thanks for sharing, Lynn...

October 23, 2011 at 8:53 PM  
Blogger Janet Rudolph said...

Love this.. healthy brownies with bran..

November 3, 2011 at 3:24 PM  

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