Most homemade brownie recipes use powdered cocoa, but I find that the best, fudgiest brownies start with real semisweet chocolate chips. By baking these in mini muffin tins, you can enjoy a sensible portion with each brownie guaranteed to get those crispy edges we all crave.
Prep Time: 20 minutes • Bake Time: 15 minutes
24 Portions • 100 Calories = 1 Brownie
Nonstick cooking spray
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon 2% milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 large eggs, beaten
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a 24-cup mini muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a medium sauce pot over medium heat, melt butter into milk, then whisk in sugar until dissolved.
- Bring mixture to a simmer, remove from heat, and slowly fold in chocolate chips, stirring until melted. Add eggs and vanilla extract and stir until all is combined.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt before folding into the chocolate mixture to create a smooth and thick batter.
Nutritionist, cookbook author, publisher and health and wellness entrepreneur Mona Dolgov lives her lifelong mission of creating healthier food products, recipes and inventing simple culinary tricks to easily create practical and healthier lifestyles. She is President of You Live Right, LLC, where she has authored and published over 20 cookbooks for top-selling kitchen appliances, health and wellness products and grocery retailers, focused on simplicity and using nutritious ingredients. She also is a private nutritional coach, offers educational and fun dinner classes at Mona’s Kitchen, and is a speaker on nutritional well-being. Plus, she is very excited about launching Cook U. Follow Mona on Facebook or Instagram @monadolgov
She recently co-authored The Perfect Portion Cookbook, a 5-star rated cookbook (with Hollywood star Anson Willams) that makes American classics healthier and guides consumers to healthier portion control. This book (and Mona) was featured on the Today Show, The Doctors, and The Huffington Post. Learn more at www.theperfectportion.com
She is completing her second cookbook, Satisfy, that will be launched in 2020, focused on simple nutritionally balanced meals all 500 calories or less with real ingredients and real portions. All of the recipes are gluten-free.