Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Brownies, Brownies, Good for Your Heart

Remember when I posted that Rocco DiSpirito has concocted a 43-calorie brownie? Well, he apparently fudged (ha!) the calories a bit. Here's the recipe for his 53-calorie brownies, courtesy of Good Morning America. Note the special ingredients....

Rocco's Low Calorie Brownies
from Now Eat This

Ingredients
Nonstick cooking spray
1½ cups canned black beans, rinsed and drained
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon espresso powder
¾ cup egg substitute
2 tablespoons low-calorie sugar-free chocolate syrup, such as Walden Farms
2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream, such as Breakstone's
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
24 packets (84 g) Truvia or 8 tablespoons granulated Splenda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray an 8×8-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray.

Combine the beans, cocoa powder, espresso powder, and egg substitute in the bowl of a food processor. Process until the mixture is smooth, about 2 minutes, scraping down the bowl halfway through.

Add the chocolate syrup, sour cream, butter, Truvia, and vanilla. Process until all of the ingredients are combined, about 1 minute.

Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish, and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake for 28 to 30 minutes, turning the dish halfway through the baking time. A toothpick inserted in the center will come out with soft batter clinging to it.

Let the brownies cool completely in the baking dish on a wire rack. Then cut into 12 squares and serve. Refrigerate any leftovers.

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Anyone out there daring enough to make these and report back? I might have to try them, out of curiosity.

If you're interested in some of Rocco's other low-cal recipes, click here.