I made these brownies tonight while cooking supper. This is a quick recipe and doesn't require much fussing with the ingredients. Of course the DH and I sampled them after we finished eating supper. They are quite tasty and I will be making them again. The brownies are lower in fat as I used applesauce in the recipe. I also used splenda instead of sugar. To further reduce the calories you could substitute the two eggs with 1/2 cup of egg whites. Enjoy......
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
3/4 cup splenda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x9 inch baking pan or use a non-stick pan.
In a medium bowl, mix together the oil, sugar, and vanilla. Beat in eggs. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt; gradually stir into the egg mixture until well blended. Stir in walnuts, if desired. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the brownie begins to pull away from edges of pan. Let cool on a wire rack before cutting into squares.