March is National Nutrition Month, and while delicious pastries may not come to mind, these fudgy brownies are guilt-free.
At 100 calories per serving (recipe makes 16 servings), this recipe from the Baylor College of Medicine Sugar, Heart and Life Program will satisfy your sweet cravings without a ton of added sugar – and they are perfect for sharing with family and friends.
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- 2/3 cup (4 oz.) pitted prunes
- 2 tbsps. water
- Non-stick cooking spray
- 4 oz. unsweetened chocolate
- 3 large egg whites
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 ½ tsp. vanilla
- ½ cup flour
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Combine prunes and water in a food processor or blender. Blend until pureed.
- Coat an 8-inch square baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- Cut chocolate into 1-inch pieces and place in microwave-proof bowl. Microwave until chocolate is melted. Remove from microwave and set aside
- In mixing bowl combine all ingredients except flour; blend thoroughly. Mix in flour.
- Spread batter in prepared pan.
- Bake about 30 minutes until springy to the touch about two inches around edges. Cool on rack.
- Cut into 16 brownies.
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