Mom's Best Brownies

1/2 c cake flour, sifted

1/2 c cocoa powder

1/4 tsp salt

2 egg whites

1 large egg

3/4 c sugar

6 T unsweetened applesauce

2 T vegetable oil

1 1/2 tsp vanilla

1 T chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350. Spray 8' pan. In med bowl combine flour, cocoa and salt.  Mix. In a large bowl, whisk together egg whites, egg, sugar, applesauce, oil, and vanilla.  Stir in flour mixture until blended. Do not over mix. Pour batter into pan; sprinkle with walnuts. Bake till set- 25 min.

For chewier brownies: Replace the 1/2 c cake flour with 7 T all purpose flour.