Quick and Easy Brownies

Yields about 20 brownies

COST: $0.32

Per 1 brownie

Calories: 130

Fat: 9g

Carbohydrates: 14g

Protein: 2g

Fiber: 1g

Sugar: 10g

Sodium: 50mg

3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1 cup granulated sugar

1 stick unsalted butter

3⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1⁄4 cup egg substitute

1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder

1⁄4 teaspoon salt

1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9″ × 9″ pan.
In a large bowl, cream the cocoa and sugar into the butter until well blended. In a small bowl, stir the vanilla extract into the egg substitute. Beat the egg substitute into the cocoa mixture.
In another bowl, stir the baking powder and salt into the flour until well blended. Stir into the cocoa mixture, blending thoroughly. Stir in the chopped walnuts. Spread the brownie batter evenly in the prepared pan. Bake for 20–25 minutes, until done. Let cool and cut into bars.

Unsalted Butter Benefits
The name says it all—unsalted butter has no added salt. Cooks prefer it for baking, as salt can overpower butter’s natural sweet flavor. The only drawback is that unsalted butter is more perishable—the salt in regular butter acts as a preservative. For long-term storage, keep it in your freezer.