3 hours ago
Friday, March 27, 2009
Tonight was the first attempt... I used 1/2 cup of applesauce and 1/2 tsp of baking soda to substitute for the egg. Obviously it didn't kill us, we even finished the brownie... but we also didn't take a bite & have our eyes roll into the back of our heads, our bodies go limp, and then wiggle our tushes to get comfy so that we can finish the rest of the dessert in overwhelming bliss (that's the effect that good desserts have on our family... that's why I struggle with "workout Wednesdays" so much). The great thing about kicking off this recipe quest with brownies is that if they aren't just fabulous then we can always throw a few scoops of ice cream on top and I have a happy husband.
I will post about my different attempts and will be including the "ok" substitutes as well as the bad ones so that if you are reading this post for allergy reasons you will know to steer clear of the substitutes that are NOT very good at all. Once I find a great sub I will post the final recipe for you. Since I began blogging I've met many other families that deal with the same and similar food allergies.
As far as the applesauce / baking soda sub... I would just say that it is an ok substitute when it comes to brownies. The great thing about this substitute is that it also cuts calories from the dessert, someone told me that weight-watchers recommends this substitute. A great comparison would be that it is like drinking a diet pop versus the real thing... not bad just a different type of sweet taste.