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Welcome to Tweaked at Chez Jan de la Dayton....translated to 'tweaked at Jan's house in Dayton'! Sounds fancy, but it's not. If you choose to share a recipe, be kind and give me kudos for it. The pictures are NOT to be taken off this blog unless used in a direct link to this blog. Once upon a time I was a Weight Watchers leader....that chapter is closed. But I still like to eat and bake and don't like the weight that finds its way to me too easily. So I go find delicious-sounding recipes and tweak them. Some recipes, however, just don't turn out right if they're tweaked. I've not posted anything....so far.....that isn't WW friendly. That might change, and I'll warn you if I post something with 'scary' P+ values. For those who don't use substitutions, the ratio for Splenda granulated/sugar is 1:1 and the ratio for egg substitute/eggs is 1/4 cup of egg sub = 1 egg. Now.....let's have some fun in the kitchen!!!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Brownie Cupcakes

I've been holding onto this recipe for a while.....and I just don't know why! But today I decided to tweak it and make it. When I first looked at it, I thought something was just not right......only 3/4 cup flour? Yup! I tried one and thought it was good. I asked my husband (who normally doesn't eat any of the baked stuff I make) to try one and he said "Hmmmmm." I asked if that was a good Hmmmm or a bad Hmmm.....and he said they have alot of flavor. YAY!!!!!  These are so easy to make......and you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry & fridge. So go make them!!!

Makes 12 Brownie Cupcakes
1 Brownie Cupcake = 2 PointsPlus™

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup PLUS 1 TBSP firmly packed brown sugar
3 TBSP unsweetened cocoa
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 tsp cider vinegar
1 1/2 TBSP light butter, melted
1/2 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350ยบ. Spray muffin pan.

In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, brown sugar, cocoa, baking soda & salt.

In a smaller bowl, mix together the water, applesauce, vinegar, butter & vanilla.

Pour wet mixture over dry mixture and stir until smooth.

Pour into muffin pan, filling each @1/2 full.

Bake 18 – 20 minutes or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean.

Let stand in pan 5 minutes and then remove to cooling rack.

MY SPIN: This originally called for less butter. I 'accidentally' put more in and it is delicious! Mine only made 11.

Now for the 'legal mumbo-jumbo' to keep me out of court!! *** The PointsPlus™ value for this recipe was calculated by me (Jan Gomes) and is not an endorsement or approval of this recipe by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus™ registered trademark. ***

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