I Can't Believe They're Low-fat Brownies

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About this recipe: This was my attempt to make brownies lower in fat. I think you'll agree that they are just as gooey and indulgent as regular brownies. The puréed prunes keep them moist and dark in colour.

Roberta Tripp

Ingredients

Serves: 24 

  • 60g (2 oz) plain flour
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 200g (7 oz) caster sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 115g (4 oz) pitted prunes, puréed
  • 2 eggs

Method

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Grease a 20cm (8 in) square cake tin.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, sugar and salt. Pour in oil, vanilla, prunes and eggs. Mix until everything is well blended. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared tin.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until top is shiny and a cocktail stick inserted into the centre comes out clean.

Note:

Make sure you use good-quality, unsweetened, 100% cocoa powder, such as Green & Black's.

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Reviews (8)

PIKUSHO
by
9

Altered ingredient amounts. Scrumptious!!! A fabulous substitution that is so easy to make! I followed other reviewers and did 1 extra tbsp. cocoa, only 150g sugar, only 1 heaping tbsp. of oil, 1 tsp. vanilla and nearly 1 tsp. salt. I threw in a small handful of chocolate chips. Next time,I'll bake for about 23 minutes, for a fudgier bite. You can dust w/ icing sugar when serving them for others- that is if you don't eat them all yourself! - 21 Jul 2008

THEINSANECHEF
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4

Used different ingredients. These were really good. I am a chocoholic with an unforgiving scale. This is a great way to satisfy chocolate cravings. I ate half of the tin the night I made these. The only thing I did differently was I used 4 egg whites to cut down on fat and cholesterol. My boyfriend and I loved them! - 21 Jul 2008

Beca
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3

Used different ingredients. Very very yummy! I added a few raspberries which turned out to go really nicely (beware of seeds though)! x - 01 Nov 2009

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