[Recipe] Flat Belly Brownies

There are times when chocolate is the only answer. But don’t let chocolate ruin all your efforts in keeping to your diet and fitness regime. With this recipe, you’ll be able to get your chocolate fix without the guilt!

This sweet solution to a serious craving for chocolate comes from the Flat Belly Diet! Cookbook. The good thing about these delicious morsels is that they contain a trio of MUFAs (monounsaturated fatty acids)—healthier fats that can help you lose weight.

Canola oil replaces butter to reduce saturated fat, the use of chocolate chips supply the rich chocolatey flavor without the excess sugar and the addition of walnuts add in the satisfying taste and crunch. If you compare this baby to the typical brownie, this is way better for you! For one, this slimmed-down version has 35% fewer calories, 86% less sat fat, and 56% less sugar. How awesome is that?!

Great time to start baking and oh, if you do bake some, please send some our way

Recipe for Flat Belly Brownies

WORK TIME: 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 35 minutes

½ cup all-purpose flour
⅓ c unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
¼ tsp baking powder
⅛ tsp salt
⅔ cup dark brown sugar
¼ cup canola oil
1 large egg
1 large egg white
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts

1. HEAT oven to 180°C. 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.

NUTRITION (per serving) 305 cal, 5 g pro, 31 g carb, 2 g fiber, 22 g fat, 2 g sat fat, 73 mg sodium

Source: Prevention

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