Luscious chunky chocolate brownies are kinder to your diet plan while still satisfying that chocolate urge.

Yummy Chunky Chocolate Brownies

 

You’re on a calorie-restricted diet but crave rich, chocolate brownies. What to do? Registered dietician and author, Tina Ruggiero comes to the rescue with this chunky chocolate brownies recipe that cuts the calories, yet still delivers that rich chocolate punch you’ve been craving. They’re sure to bring a smile to your tastebuds.

If you are not a fan of walnuts, they are easily omitted. Pecans, peanuts, or cashews are options as substitutions.

Yummy Chunky Chocolate Brownies

3/4 cup (90g) unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup (60g) all-purpose flour
1 cup (200g) white granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons (28g) unsalted butter, melted, plus additional for brushing
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup (80g) prune puree
5 ounces (140g) dark chocolate (70% cacao), roughtly chopped
1/2 cup (56g) toasted walnuts, roughly chopped

Preheat oven to 350 F. Line an 8- x 8-inch (20 x 20 cm) baking tray with foil, leaving a 2-inch overhang. Lightly brush with butter or spray with vegetable oil spray.

Combine the cocoa, flour, sugar, and salt in a bowl. Whisk to blend.

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In another bowl, whisk the butter, eggs, and prune puree together. Add the dry ingredients and stir just to combine. Do not overmix. Fold in the dark chocolate and walnuts. Spread into the prepared pan. Bake for 45 minutes or until set. Use the foil to remove the brownies to a cooling rack. Cool before cutting into sixteen 2- x 2-inch (5 x 5 cm) brownies.

Yield: 16 brownies

Nutrition Per Each Brownie: Calories: 110, Protein: 3 g, Total Fat: 8 g, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Sodium: 135 mg, Fiber: 2 g.
The Truly Healthy Family CookbookThe Truly Healthy Family CookbookRecipe Source: “The Truly Healthy Family Cookbook: Mega-nutritious Meals that are Inspired, Delicious and Fad-free” by Tina Ruggiero MS, RD, LD (Page Street Publishing)

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