Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Recipe! Fudge Brownies

Jillian Michael's Fudge Brownies
I haven't tried these yet, but intend to very soon :-)  Guess what my treat is going to be this weekend, he he he!

Recipe Makes 16 2-inch servings (see nutrition data below)
• olive oil cooking spray
• 2/3 cup mild honey, such as clover or orange blossom
• 1/3 cups natural, unsweetened cocoa powder
• 1/2 cup white whole-wheat flour
• 1/4 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder
• 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 large egg, at room temperature
• 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

• Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray an 8-inch square pan with olive oil. Set aside.
• Place the honey in a large glass measuring cup. Microwave on high power until the honey is runny and just bubbling, 45 to 60 seconds. Add the cocoa and stir with a fork until well combined. Let cool to room temperature.
• Meanwhile, in a small bowl, place the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk until well combined.
• In a large bowl, combine the applesauce, oil, egg, and vanilla. Whisk together until well blended. Add the honey-cocoa mixture and whisk until smooth. Add the flour mixture to the liquid mixture and stir until no traces of flour remain. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan.
• Bake until the surface looks dry around the edges of the pan and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs clinging to it, about 25 minutes. Do not overbake. Place the pan on a cooling rack and let cool completely before slicing into 16 squares. (Store the brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.)
Nutrition data for Jillian Michael's Fudge Brownies
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  1. If you like the taste of honey, you will like the brownies. I'm not a big fan of honey so the taske was overwhelming to me. I was hoping for more chocolate flavor.

  2. Darn! I'm looking for a serious chocolate flavor, so I might skip these this weekend. Thinking about doing this instead: