Brownies: Almost Heaven Brownies

posted by RisaG 11-18-100 5:49 PM

Graham Kerr's Best
Almost Heaven Brownies

1/4 cup dried, pitted prunes
1/4 cup hot water
1/2 cup cocoa powder (American-style)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 tbsp. light olive oil
1/2 cup buttermilk
4 large egg whites
1 cup sugar
1 cup cake flour
1/4 tsp. freshly ground sea salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup crisp rice cereal

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x13" baking dish with pan spray. Cut a piece of waxed paper to fit
the bottom of the pan, lay it in, and spray over the whole bottom.

Soak the prunes in hot water for 15 minutes to soften. Puree in a food processor or blender. Combine pureed prunes, cocoa, vanilla, and oil in a medium bowl and mix well. Add the buttermilk and whisk until the mixture is smooth, with no lumps of cocoa. Whisk in egg whites until light.

Mix the sugar, flour, salt and soda in a large mixing bowl. Fold in the chocolate mixture and then stir in the rice cereal. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool and cut into 24 pieces.

Nutritional profile: 81 calories, 23% calories from fat, 2g fat, 0g sat fat, 102mg sodium, 0mg chol, 15g carbo, 1g dietary fiber.

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