Wednesday, October 17, 2012

1 box Brownie Mix + 1 can Pumpkin = :)

While browsing around on Pinterest.com, I came across a recipe for LOW FAT brownies... and all you need to make them is a can of pumpkin and a box of brownie mix!  I knew greek yogurt could be substituted for oil and applesauce or bananas for eggs, but I never thought about using canned pumpkin to substitute for both.  Using the canned pumpkin instead of oil and eggs makes these brownies waist-line friendly... and not to mention packed full of vitamin A and fiber (from the pumpkin)!


Well of course I had to try out this miracle low fat brownie recipe.  Since I've been attempting to cut back on my sugar intake (for the most part a futile effort) I used a box of Sugar Free Chocolate Fudge brownie mix and one 15 oz. can of pure pumpkin. 

All you have do is stir the brownie mix and canned pumpkin together until blended, then pour the mix into a 13x9 or 9x9 inch greased baking pan.  Bake as directed on the brownie mix box.  Ummm.... SO EASY!


As you can see (from the missing portion of brownies from the pan - warm brownies are just too good), I was quite impressed with the results.  These low fat brownies have a gooey-fudgy consistency, you can barely detect the pumpkin, and the best part.... one brownie is only 100 CALORIES!


Nutritional Info. per serving (based on 12 servings):
Calories - 100
Fat - 2.6g
Carbs - 25g
Dietary Fiber - 4.25g
Sugar - 1g
Sugar Alcohol - 9g
Protein - 1.5g

A 100-calorie, sugar-free, delicious and nutritious brownie... well that's something to smile about! :)


Here is a list of some more baking substitutions you can use to give your recipes a "healthy" makeover:


And some more.....
via theherbanalchemist.com

Good information to know!

Xo,
Janel

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