Mom's Best Brownies
(Burleson County)

1 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 egg whites
1 large egg
3/4 cup granulated sugar
6 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8-inch square baking pan with vegetable cooking spray and set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa and salt. Mix well. In a large bowl, whisk together egg whites, egg, sugar, applesauce, oil and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture until just blended; do not over mix. Pour batter into prepared pan; sprinkle with walnuts. Bake until just set and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Place pan on a wire rack and cool for at least 15 minutes. Cut brownies into squares and place on a serving plate.

For slightly chewier brownies, replace the 1/2 cup of cake flour with 7 tablespoons of all purpose flour. Sifting is not necessary. Proceed with the recipe as directed. Also, instead of walnuts, try sprinkling brownie batter with chopped pecans or almonds.

Yield: 12 servings

Cost Analysis:

Cost of Recipe: $3.94
Cost per Serving: .32¢

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