Sunday, December 26, 2010

Low-Fat Ginger-Fudge Brownies

I'm not much of a baker, at all, but being snowed in at my parents made me a bit stir crazy (please mind the pun).  So I scoured the kitchen for ingredients and online for recipes. I decided to get creative (big amateur-baker no-no) and mixed a couple of brownie recipes together.  I didn't want to be boring and just make fudge brownies, plus I wanted to be somewhat healthy, so ta-da, low-fat ginger-fudge brownies!

(adapted from chocolate-ginger brownies and diane long's low-fat fudge brownies)


1/2 cup flour
2 Tbs unsweetened cocoa
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 ounces bittersweet chocolate (chopped)
1 Tbs butter
1 cup (packed) light brown sugar
2 large eggs
6 Tbs unsweetened applesauce
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
1/2 tsp nut meg
1/2 tsp grated ginger


Preheat oven to 350.  Grease an 8x8 pan and line with foil, grease foil.  Melt the bittersweet chocolate and butter over low-medium heat in a small sauce pan.  When smooth and melted mix well with the rest of the ingredients.  Pour into pan and bake in oven for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely in pan. Lift brownies out of pan using the foil. Top with powder sugar, if desired. Cut into squares and serve with a cold glass of milk.

I thought they came out pretty good for a person who never bakes and deviates from the directions! Definitely not your traditional fudge brownie- but a nice twist on a good thing!

1 comment:

  1. Love the picture taken in the snow :) Makes me want to make these and eat them while watching the snow melt! yummm