Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Low-fat Cupcake Brownies/Brownie Babies

Sometimes I just HAVE to have brownies. No, really. The world will end if I do not satisfy my chocolate brownie craving. Lucky for you, and the rest of the planet, I found a way to soothe the choco-beast and still keep my girlish figure. Found this Weight Watchers recipe on-line.

Brownies for one point. Bring it, baby.

I'll post a picture of these later today. I made some up to show you -- but my brother and Mr. H scarfed them all down. All of them. Sheesh. Boys.   ;-)


Weight Watchers Cupcake Brownies/Brownie Babies
Serves 12

3/4 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup brown sugar, plus...

1 tablespoon brown sugar, all firmly packed

3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar

1  1/2 teaspoons margarine, melted

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


1.  Preheat oven to 350° F.

2.  In a bowl, stir together flour, brown sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt.

3.  In a second bowl, stir together remaining ingredients.

4.  Pour liquid mixture over flour mixture.

5.   Stir until batter is smooth.

6.  Pour into a non-stick 12 hole muffin tin coated with cooking spray.

7.  Fill cups until half full.

8.  Bake until toothpick inserted into center of cupcake comes out clean, 18-20 minutes.

9.  Remove from oven.

10.  Let stand 5 minutes then turn out onto rack to cool.

A couple of things here:

My Sweet Girl ran from the room screaming (ok, not really) when she saw me putting in cider vinegar and applesauce into a BROWNIE recipe. Trust me: it works. Go with it.  Also, I like to double this recipe. It doesn't quite fill 12 cups in my cupcake pan as the recipe's written.

My favorite way to make these is to use my *mini* muffin pan.

I call them Brownie Babies. Just cook them for 10 minutes instead of 18.  I can make lots of little mini-brownies and have TWO for one point. You feel very naughty for chomping a bunch of these brownies babies, but you're still being good. 

Brownie Baby Sundaes

We like to make brownie sundaes by warming the babies up, putting them in the bottom of a bowl, and topping them with low-fat ice cream and light chocolate syrup. Maybe some fat-free Reddi-Whip too. Yummers.


Choco-beast happy. ♥


Elena said...

You're always so good to stick to the diet version!

Mama Williams said...

I LOVE Brownies. We have them almost every Sunday. Yum!