My 14 year old son loves to bake. He wanted to make brownies the other day and started searching online for recipes. He found a recipe for blonde brownies at www.verybestbaking.com. While the fat grams were only 7 grams in the recipe, I knew that he could cut out some of the butter and chocolate chips and still make it taste good but be lower in fat. The recipe called for 3/4 cups butter and 2 cups of chocolate chips. My son only put 1/2 cup of butter and 1 cup of chocolate chips in the brownie recipe and the result was delicious. The brownies were full of flavor and were chewy just like regular brownies but lower in fat. I love when I can make a favorite treat for my family with less fat.
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease a 9 x 13-inch pan.
COMBINE flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Beat sugar and butter in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract; gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels. Spread into prepared pan.
BAKE for 30 to 35 minutes or until top is golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack.
I love experimenting with recipes and I find that with most recipes you can cut out a 1/3 of the butter and it still tastes great. Here is another recipe for low fat chocolate chip cookies that I love to make.
Do you have any favorite recipes that are low fat?