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Brownies are so hard to make healthy.  And yet of course, they are always something you crave when you are on a weight loss program.  Not too long ago, Rebecca tried to make a brownie that she thought would be a good alternative to the standard high sugar, high fat brownie. Since it is hard to control portions when you are craving something so delicious, I have retried her recipe using another set of healthier alternatives that gave for a pretty impressive line-up of chocolately, moist and sweet brownies.

Healthy Brownies”

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup Hershey’s unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup Crisco butter-flavored vegetable shortening (or butter)*
  • 6 egg whites
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of instant coffee powder, dissolved in…
  • 4 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

*messing with the ingredients may affect Points values

Instructions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, whip 6 egg whites, sugar and instant coffee dissolved in vanilla extract.
  2. In a seperate medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.
  3. Slowly add dry mix to wet ingredients. Mix well.
  4. Spray a brownie pan with vegetable oil (unless it’s nonstick).
  5. The mix will be really thick, so you’ll have to spread it to the corners.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.
  7. Let the brownies cool completely before cutting them. Cut them into 32 squares or 16 squares.*

*changing the amount you cut will obviously change the Points values

Weight Watchers points = 2 (if cut into 32 pieces), 4 (if cut into 16 pieces)

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