Low Fat Recipe
Oat bran adds a nutritional punch to these rich Bran Brownies while cocoa powder and chocolate syrup give them a wonderful double chocolate flavor. Using just the egg whites, we cut fat, calories and cholesterol with no sacrifice to taste.
1/4 cup plus 1-tablespoon unbleached flour
1/4 cup oat bran
1/3 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup instant nonfat milk powder
Pinch baking soda
1/4 cup chocolate syrup
3 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Combine flour, oat bran, cocoa, sugar, milk powder and baking soda in a large bowl; mix well. Stir in the chocolate syrup, egg whites and vanilla extract. Fold in nuts if desired.
Coat an 8 x 8-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray. Spread batter evenly in pan and bake at 325-degrees for 23 minutes or just until edges are firm and center is almost set.
Cool to room temperature, cut into 2-inch squares and serve.
This recipe can be made ahead and stored in an airtight container for up to three weeks in the refrigerator or at room temperature.
Recipe makes 16 servings
Serving size: 1 brownie
Calories: 71; Fat: 0.4g; Cholesterol: 0; Protein: 2g; Fiber: 1g; Sodium: 28mg
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