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Healthified Cocoa Squares

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80% less sat fat • 0% cholesterol than the original recipe. With less than half the sugar of the original, we’ve found a guilt-free treat to satisfy a sweets craving.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

Nonstick cooking spray
1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
cup Gold Medal™ whole wheat flour
1/4
cup ground flaxseeds or wheat germ
1/4
cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed
3/4
cup sugar
1/2
cup canola oil
1/3
cup fat-free milk
1
cup peeled (if desired) and shredded zucchini
1
medium-size ripe banana, mashed (1/2 cup)
1/2
cup miniature semisweet chocolate pieces

Directions

  • 1 Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly coat a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. In a large bowl, combine all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, flaxseeds or wheat germ, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in center of flour mixture; set aside.
  • 2 In a medium bowl, whisk together egg product, sugar, oil, and milk until well mixed. Stir in zucchini and banana. Add zucchini mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened. Fold in chocolate pieces. Pour batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly.
  • 3 Bake about 25 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into squares.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 60
  • Sodium Reduced By 40mg
  • Cholesterol Reduced By 35mg
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 square
Calories
140
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
80mg
80%;
Total Carbohydrate
19g
19%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

The Original vs. Healthified

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Before After
1 tablespoon oil Nonstick cooking spray
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup Gold Medal® whole wheat flour
2 cups sugar 1/4 cup ground flaxseeds or wheat germ
3/4 cup butter 1/2 cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed
1/3 cup whole milk 3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1/3 cup fat-free milk
1 medium-size ripe banana, mashed (1/2 cup)
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
200 (before)
140 (after)
Cholesterol
 
 
35 mg (before)
0 mg (after)
Saturated Fat
 
 
5 g (before)
1 g (after)
Sodium
 
 
120 mg (before)
80 mg (after)
Total Fat
 
 
8 g (before)
7 g (after)

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/24/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 square
Calories
140
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
80mg
80%;
Total Carbohydrate
19g
19%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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