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Low-Fat Brownies

Low Fat Brownies: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and place the rack in the center of the oven. Spray an 8 inch (20 cm) square pan with a nonstick vegetable cooking spray.

In the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the sugar and buttery spread until smooth. Beat in the vanilla extract and egg.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder. Fold this flour mixture into the sugar and buttery spread mixture. Stir in the sour cream.

Pour into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake for about 15 - 20 minutes, or until the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan and the center of the brownies is still slightly soft. (Do not over bake or the brownies will be too dry.)

Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool. These brownies can be frozen for a month or two.

Makes 16 brownies.

Low Fat Brownies:

2/3 cup (135 grams) granulated white sugar

1/3 cup (75 grams) soft natural buttery spread*

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 large egg

1/3 cup (45 grams) all-purpose flour

1/3 cup (35 grams) Dutch-processed cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 cup (60 ml) light sour cream

* I like to use either Smart Balance® or Earth Balance®

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