Guest Natalie Coughlin shared this recipe:
California Dried Plum purée can make your favorite baked treats healthier, by adding moisture while decreasing the amount of sugar and fat in a standard brownie recipe. And the scrumptious flavor of dried plums is truly indulgent!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
- Cooking spray
- 8 ounces semisweet chocolate
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup California Dried Plum purée
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- Pinch salt
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
Heat oven to 325ºF. Spray an 8- X 8-inch baking pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper, leaving the paper overhanging on 2 sides; spray paper with cooking spray. In large heatproof bowl, melt chocolate with oil over simmering water. Whisk in sugar and dried plum purée until mixed; whisk in eggs and vanilla. Fold in flour and salt just until blended; fold in walnuts. Scrape batter into prepared pan, spreading it evenly. Bake about 30 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the brownies comes out clean. Cool in pan at least 10 minutes; remove from pan and cut into 2-inch squares.
Each brownie is only 176 calories!