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No-Guilt Brownies Recipe

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Even those watching their diet can indulge in these light but luscious brownies.—Rita Ross, Delta, Ohio
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup 1% cottage cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar

Directions

Place the egg whites, cottage cheese and vanilla in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Combine the sugar, flour, baking powder and salt; add to cottage cheese mixture. Cover and process for 30 seconds. Add chocolate; cover and process just until blended, about 15 seconds.
Spread into an 8-in. square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Cut into bars. Yield: 16 brownies.
Originally published as No-Guilt Brownies in Country Woman May/June 2000, p36

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 110 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 98mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

  • 3 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup 1% cottage cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar
  1. Place the egg whites, cottage cheese and vanilla in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Combine the sugar, flour, baking powder and salt; add to cottage cheese mixture. Cover and process for 30 seconds. Add chocolate; cover and process just until blended, about 15 seconds.
  2. Spread into an 8-in. square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Cut into bars. Yield: 16 brownies.
Originally published as No-Guilt Brownies in Country Woman May/June 2000, p36

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