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cause that’s just how i roll.

short post tonight. just want to share with you this fucking amazing recipe for some fucking amazing (almost) fat free brownies.

because they’re fucking amazing.

here goes:

damn good (almost) fat free fudgie brownies *

diet food that doesn't even taste diety

here’s what you need:

1 cup sugar
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup non-fat vanilla yogurt (dannon works best)

nonstick cooking spray

optional additions: 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts and a few teaspoons of betty crocker’s whipped chocolate frosting.

preheat your hot box to 350° and spray an 8″ square pan with some better for baking (you know, the kind with flour in it) nonstick spray. put all of the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl. using a wire whisk (or a fork, if you’re utensilly declined) to blend it all together. then add in the yogurt, stirring until just mixed. warning: the batter will be very, very, very thick. like frosting. if you just can’t get it to blend together, add a tiny bit (like a teaspoon) of skim milk to wherever some of the dry ingredients are and stir some more. when it’s fully blended, spread the batter into the prepared pan. assuming your oven is calibrated correctly, bake these for exactly 30 minutes. if you must test them, your cake tester (read: toothpick) inserted into the center of the pan should come back out without anything on it.

if you can manage it, let the brownies cool in the pan for about 15 minutes, then carefully cut them into 16 squares. i like to frost my cupcakes one at a time, so if you do the same, it should only take about a teaspoon per brownie to get them frosted. (hence the insistence on that particular frosting. thicker stuff won’t spread as easily.)

now, are you ready for this: each brownie, with frosting, will be less than 100 calories, less than a half a gram of fat, have no cholesterol and have almost a full gram of dietary fiber (more or less, depends on amount of frosting, amount of walnuts, how accurate you are with cutting the squares, etc.) this means if you didn’t eat anything else today, you could literally eat the entire pan of brownies on your own and still have some calories left over to enjoy a tall glass of ice cold skim milk along with them. not that you would, right? i mean, you’d share them. wouldn’t you?


* recipe adapted from here.

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