Carob Brownies


Serves: 5
Total Calories: 377
Yield: 16 brownies

Ingredients

1/2 cup canola oil
4 ounces soft or firm tofu
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 envelope powdered stevia extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup carob powder
scant 1 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Directions:

• Preheat the oven to 350°F. Oil an 8-inch, shallow square pan.
• Place the oil, tofu, applesauce, stevia extract, vanilla, and lemon juice into a blender. Blend until smooth and pour into a large mixing bowl. Stir in the carob powder until well blended (a hand mixer will help). When measuring the carob, tamp the cup on the counter a few times.
• Sift the flour, leavenings, and salt together. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet. Mix in the walnuts. Don't over-mix. Spoon the batter into the pan, and smooth the top. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

TO BAKE WITH EGG, USE:
1/2 cup oil
1 egg
1/1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1/2 cup applesauce
1/4 cup apple butter
1/2 teaspoon powdered stevia extract
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 cup carob powder
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

OPTION: Replace 1/2 cup carob powder with 1/4 cup carob powder and 1/4 cup cocoa plus 2 tablespoons honey.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 377
Calories from Fat: 267



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