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    Sumptuous Snacks: Golden Door Brownies

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    December 18, 2016

    Brownies for your snack? Yes, why not! It's not an easy feat, but it sure is worth it!

    • Prep: 15 mins
    • Cook: 30 mins
    • Yields: 12 Servings

    Ingredients

    cooking spray

    ¾ cup unbleached all-purpose flour

    ½ cup natural cocoa powder

    1 teaspoon baking powder

    ½ teaspoon baking soda

    1 very ripe banana

    6 tablespoons light brown sugar

    6 tablespoons spoonable brown sugar substitute

    ½ cup unsweetened apple juice

    1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

    4 large egg whites, at room temperature

    ½ teaspoon salt

    ¼ cup chocolate chips

    Directions

    1Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat a 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray.

    2In a bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, and baking soda.

    3In a blender or food processor, combine the banana, brown sugar, apple juice, and vanilla extract; process until smooth.

    4Using a rubber spatula, fold into the dry ingredients.

    5In the bowl of an electric mixer set on medium-high speed, beat the egg whites and salt until foamy. Increase the speed to high and beat until soft peaks form.

    6Fold half of the egg whites into the batter. When incorporated, fold in remaining whites just until incorporated. (There may be a few specks of white still showing.)

    7Scrape into the pan and spread evenly. Bake in center of oven for 30 to 35 minutes, until brownie springs back when gently pressed in the center.

    8Cool in the pan on a rack, and cut into 12 squares when completely cool.

    9To serve, heat chocolate chips in a 2-cup glass measuring cup in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Stir until chocolate is melted. Drizzle a little of the chocolate over each brownie.

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    Nutrition Facts

    Calories101
    Sodium213 mg
    Protein 3 g
    Total Fat2 g
    Saturated Fat0.9 g
    Total Carbohydrates20 g
    Dietary Fiber2 g

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