Sweet Treats! Diet-Friendly Dessert Recipes You’ll Love


Awesome Brownies

Packed with rich chocolaty flavor, you’d never guess these brownies were lower in fat, calories and carbs than regular brownies!

  • Cuisine: American;
  • Category: Desserts;
  • Serves: 4-6;
  • Prep Time: 10 min;
  • Cook time: 45 min;
  • Nutrition Per Serving: 330;


  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 whole eggs (or 3 egg whites)
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 375. Spray brownie pan (or 8 inch square cake pan) with nonstick spray and set aside.

Melt the butter in a large saucepan (or in microwave) and then remove from heat. Allow to cool slightly, and then stir in vanilla, honey, eggs, applesauce and sugar. Combine well and then stir in cocoa powder, flour, salt, baking powder and pecans. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out mostly, but not completely dry.

Try This! For delicious rocky road brownies, replace pecans with chopped almonds and dark chocolate chips, and make a frosting by combining 3 tablespoons softened butter, 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, 1 ½ tablespoons honey, and ¼ cup powdered sugar. Beat well and use to frost warm brownies.