Why Dark Chocolate?
Semi-sweet and other dark chocolates are low in sugar and high in MUFAs (monounsaturated fatty acids).
Chocolates with a higher percentage of cocoa content are actually better for you.
If you are a milk chocolate fan, start slowly to train your taste buds to appreciate the stronger flavor of real dark chocolate. Once you go to the dark side, you may never go back! 🙂
Flat Belly Brownies!
These Flat Belly Brownies have 35% fewer calories, 86% less saturated fat, and 56% less sugar. And if you make 12 brownies instead of 8, there are even less calories per serving. YUM!
And there is only 1/2 cup of flour which can be substituted with Gluten Free flour for all those who are gluten intolerant!
Our sweet solution comes from the Flat Belly Diet! Cookbook. These ample brownies contain a trio of MUFAs (monounsaturated fatty acids)–healthier fats that can help you lose weight. Canola oil replaces butter to reduce saturated fat; chocolate chips supply rich flavor without excess sugar; and walnuts add satisfying taste and crunch.
1/2 c all-purpose flour
1/3 c unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted if lumpy
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
2/3 c dark brown sugar
1/4 c canola oil
1 lg egg
1 lg egg white
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 c mini semisweet chocolate chips
1 c chopped walnuts
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Coat 8″x 8″ or 9″x 9″ baking pan with cooking spray.
2. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt in large bowl.
3. Put sugar, oil, egg and egg white, and vanilla extract in small bowl. Whisk until smooth. Pour into flour mixture and stir until blended. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts (batter will be stiff).
4. Spread batter in prepared pan. Put in oven and bake 20 to 22 minutes or until firm at edges and wooden pick inserted off center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Place pan on rack and let cool completely. To serve, cut into 8 bars.
Nutritional Info Per Serving 305 cal, 5 g pro, 31 g carb, 2 g fiber, 22 g fat, 2 g sat fat, 73 mg sodium