One of the most frustrating thing about committing to a healthy lifestyle is the fact that we are forced to give up on some of the most delicious foods. A great lifestyle should not make you compromise on the things that make you happy. Well, on the diet side of things, we can help with that. At Reinwald’s Bakery, we are committed to providing the freshest, high quality baked goodies for everyone- including you! The three recipes below will bring back the joy and warmth that a good dessert brings, while still allowing you to stay focused on healthy living. Keep reading to discover more.
Brownies Without Guilt
For how long have you craved brownies? The feeling of the chocolate melting into your mouth? Well, ordinarily, this heart soothing dessert will derail your healthy lifestyle, especially because it is so addictive! That is why we bring to you the perfect chocolate brownie. A brownie without the guilt. Now, a run of the mill brownie has an average of 240 calories per piece. Our match made in heaven only has 190. Your usual brownie will have around 29 grams of fat. Our version only has 11.
To make this delectable delight, you will need the following ingredients: Dark chocolate (4 oz bar), a cup of chocolate chips (70% chocolate), Plain flour(4 oz), cocoa powder (0.9 oz),baking soda (1/4 teaspoon), brown sugar (4 oz), coffee granules (1/2 teaspoon), vanilla extract (1 teaspoon), buttermilk (2 tablespoons), an egg, mayonnaise (4 oz). This recipe makes a serving of 12 brownies.
The directions are as follows
Pre-heat your oven to approx. 356 Fahrenheit. As that happens, fill a small pot halfway with water and boil. Place a larger glass bowl on the pot then put your chocolate in it to melt. When fully melted, let the chocolate cool off a bit.
Prepare a square baking tin that is 19cm and 5cm in depth. Coat the tin lightly with some oil and line it with lining paper. You may use an oil spray for this.
In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda and cocoa). Pour the sugar, buttermilk, egg, mayonnaise, and vanilla into the bowl containing the hot chocolate. Mix until the mixture is smooth, then sift in the dry ingredients mixture. Stir everything together using a spatula. Do not overdo the mixing.
Place the mixture into the tin and bake for 30 minutes. Let the mixture cool, then ease it out of the tin and cut into 12 brownie cubes.
Low-Calorie Carrot Cake
Just because this cake has carrots in it doesn’t necessarily mean that it is normally healthy. A single slice of your usual carrot cake may contain upwards of 800 calories, with about 500 being derived from fat. This rethought carrot cake only has 131 calories and 3.9 grams of fat per slice. This is how to make it:
You will need a cup of baking flour, a cup of brown sugar, a cup of whole wheat flour, one teaspoon of baking soda, one teaspoon of baking powder, half a cup of white sugar, three eggs, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil, 11/2 teaspoons of powdered cinnamon, 2/3 cup of buttermilk, 11/2 cups of carrots(grated).
The directions are as follows
Have your oven pre-heated to 350 Fahrenheit. Prepare your 9 by13 inch pan by greasing and lightly flouring it. Separate the yolks from the whites of your three eggs and beat the whites until they’re frothy. At this point pour in the white sugar and keep stirring until whites are stiff. Combine your dry ingredients (flour, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon) and mix. Incorporate the buttermilk and vegetable oil stir. Incorporate the egg yolks and fold in the carrots and whites. Place the batter into the baking pan. Bake for 25-35 minutes. Wait to cool then serve!
A Lite, Easy Meringue Crust
This flaky delight is a healthy dessert option especially for those who don’t have the time to bake. Coming in at 53 calories a slice, with NO fat, this one can be a great companion for your healthy lifestyle! This is how to make it:
You will need half a cup of white sugar, a quarter teaspoon of cream of tartar. A quarter teaspoon of salt, half a teaspoon of vanilla extract and two egg whites.
To bring the ingredients together, preheat your oven to 300 Fahrenheit. Separate the yolks of your two eggs from their whites and beat the whites. Add the salt and cream of tartar and stir until soft peaks appear. Stir in the vanilla and sugar until the mixture is glossy and stiff. Pour the mixture into equal circular shapes on a pie plate (9 inches) and bake. Leave the mixture to cool then serve!