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Friday, June 22, 2012

Black Forest Brownies

Ciao Everyone!!

I have an announcement to make!!!

After many attempts of many variations of many ingredients, something amazing happened..


I would like to thank all of the many taste testers (especially my very gracious sister) for helping me go from what began as chocolate bread and ended up as miracle brownies.

Please allow me to explain...

Once upon a time, I had an idea. I wanted to create the most delicious brownie recipe ever. From scratch. Without going off someone else's recipe. But is that it? Nooo sir-ey. My mission was also to make them healthy (or at least healthier, in comparison to your average brownie). 

Not the kind of healthy where you go "oh yeah, this is an ok-tasting almost-resembling chocolate brownie-type-substance". No No NOOO. I wanted it to be "This is a fantastic chocolatey brownie! Wait...did you just say....healthy?????".

Now, I will not say they are immaculate, or that every single person would love them more than life, or that I am any kind of great chef. But it does feel nice completing a goal every once in a while... or, in this case, every 11th recipe or so....... haha;) 

Black Forest Brownies
(An original recipe)
1/2 cup smart balance butter, light
1/2 cup Truvia baking blend
2 teaspoons honey
4 egg whites, divided
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup unsweetened natural applesauce
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons Homemade Oat Flour (divided)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
scant 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water (divided)

 1.) Preheat oven to 365 degrees F. If you like super fluffy & thick brownies, then take out an 8x8 glass baking dish, but if you like the more normal sized ones, then use a 9x13 glass dish. Either way,  prepare by spraying with cooking spray.
 2.) Cream butter and sugar in large mixing bowl with electric beaters; add honey. 
 3.) Before shutting off mixer, add 2 egg whites. Shut off mixer, add the other 2 whites, vanilla, and applesauce. Turn mixer back on.
 4.) While the mixer is movin' along, get out a separate bowl and combine the cocoa, 1/2 cup and 1 T oat flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. 
 5.) Pour half of dry mixer into mixing eggy sugary mixture. Measure out a 1/4 cup of cold water and add. Repeat. While blending, add 1 more T of oat flour. Blend until totally combined.  
 6.) Pour into your oh-so-conveniently prepared glass dish and bake for about 25-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out almost clean (meaning, clean but not dry because moist brownies happen to taste better than brick my humble opinion... ).
 7.) Let cool; for 8x8 pan, cut into 16-20. For 9x13 pan, cut into 24-30.
 8.) Enjoy!! :)

Ciao for now!!

-The Red Lady-

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