Low Calorie Brownies

Brownies
April 11, 2013
Brownies
April 11, 2013

Low Calorie Brownies

  • Prep time: 1 hr
  • Cook time: 30 min
  • Total time: 1 hr 30 min

Chocolate brownies with only 37 calories per serving? It’s true! These low-calorie brownies are super rich and fudgy and are easily customized.

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Low Calorie Brownies

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Low Calorie Brownies (previously 37 calorie brownies)

Now, normally I’m not a fan of low-calorie desserts, because I think it’s a joke. If you’re going to eat dessert, eat dessert. But one of my favorite bloggers, Rosie from The Londoner, put these babies up the other day and they looked so gooey and delish I just had to try them. Now, I made some changes to my liking, so if you use slightly different ingredients (regular yogurt vs greek, etc) they may come out differently, but guys they’re pretty…good?

Now I won’t lie, these definitely do not compare to a thick af fudgy and decadent real brownie (looking at you oreo brownies), but if you have a hankering for something sweet that’s secretly healthy, these brownies will cut it.

How many calories are in these low cal brownies?

Okay so here’s the deal. We’ve gotten a lot of feedback that these brownies are more than 37 calories as we previously claimed. I’ll address it: when I first  made these brownies the nutrition calculator I used said these were 45 calories each if absolutely no batter was lost in the process, so when I weighed it and accounted for the loss we fully got to 37 calories. Lately we’ve seen a whole lot of comments saying these have 90 calories in each brownie (which isn’t true), but let’s set the record straight!

I’ve broken it down for you here and will be changing the name to 53 calorie brownies to appease you all.

  • 3/4 cup nonfat greek yogurt – 11 calories per serving
  • 1/4 cup skim milk – 3 calories per serving
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder – 11 calories per serving
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats – 8 calories per serving
  •  1 egg – 7 calories per a serving
  •  1 teaspoon baking power – 1 calorie per a serving
  •  1/2 cup Truvia Baking Blend – 13 calories per serving

And 11 + 3 + 11 + 8 + 7 + 1 + 13…drum roll please…53! This adds up to 53 calories per a brownie. I’ve checked this multiple times on multiple sites with the exact ingredients I used and the facts don’t lie.

That being said, at the end of the day, let us all remember that a  5, 10, or 40 calorie difference is not going to kill you. What’s most important is that they brownies are made with whole ingredients, low sugar, rolled oats, and protein packed greek yogurt! They do happen to be low cal, but they’re also delicious!  A low calorie brownie that actually tastes good. Say what? Yeah, so I was baffled myself. But it’s true. If you cut these low-calorie brownies into 9, they are 53 calories each. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?

I added about 1/4 cup of chocolate chips to my batter, just to live dangerously. This brings the calorie count up to about 65 calories per brownie. Not bad, not bad. You can also add some toasted nuts to the batter or dried fruit—doctor up these healthy brownies however you want! And, as Rosie says, be sure to undercook your brownies. They taste so so so much better that way!

More easy brownie recipes on Broma Bakery:

Lazy Girl Boxed Brownies 

Ultimate S’mores Brownies 

Secret Ingredient Bakery-Style Fudge Brownies 

Red Wine Brownies 

Tiramisu Brownies 

 

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Low Calorie Brownies

3.7 from 94 reviews

Put a healthier spin on brownies with these fudgy and delicious low calorie brownies!

Put a healthier spin on brownies with these fudgy and delicious low calorie brownies!

  • Author: The Londoner
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 9 brownies 1x
  • Category: dessrt
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: american
  • Author: The Londoner
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 9 brownies 1x
  • Category: dessrt
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: american
Scale:
  • Author: The Londoner
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 9 brownies 1x
  • Category: dessrt
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: american

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup nonfat greek yogurt (I used Fage 0%)
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup Old fashioned rolled oats (like Quaker)
  • 1/2 cup Truvia Baking Blend (or any natural/stevia based sweetener that pours like sugar)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Grease a square baking dish (I used 8″x8″).
  2. Combine all ingredients into a food processor or a blender, and blend until smooth (about 1 minute).
  3. Pour into the prepared dish and bake for about 15 minutes. Allow to cool completely before cutting into 9 large squares. YAHM.

Keywords: low calorie brownies, healthy brownies

Notes

Optional: I added about 1/4 cup of chocolate chips to my batter, just to live dangerously. This brings the calorie count up to about 89 calories but it’s well worth it in my opinion!

 

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  1. I absolutely love this recipe. It is the perfect low calorie dessert and it has such a nice choclate-y flavor and texture. I was able to bring the calories down even further to 38 calories per square out of a serving of nine by making it vegan and using truvia instead of the stevia baking mix. Here is my tweaked version of this recipe:

    -3/4 cup of So Delicious unsweetened coconut yoghurt
    – 1/4 cup Almond milk
    – 1/2 cup Cocoa powder
    – 1/2 cup Old fashioned rolled oats (like Quaker)
    – 4 tablespoons + 3/4 teaspoon of Truvia
    – 1 tsp of Psyllium Husk powder mixed with about 5 tsp of water (I just eyed the mixture and added water until it had a tunny consistency)
    – 1 teaspoon baking powder
    – 1 pinch salt

    Note: My brownies took 20 minutes to bake instead of 15.

    Note: After cutting the brownies into squares, I dipped my brownie into Hershey’s sugar free chocolate syrup which I definitely recommend because it was delicious and added more of a chocolate kick to it! Enjoy 🙂

  2. converted to metric as thats what I understand. This recipe obviously can vary depending on brands but I got the below
    100g greek youghurt – 132cals
    60ml skim milk – 29.4cals
    65g cocoa powder – 235cals
    65g oats – 472cals
    1 egg – 72cals
    5g baking powder – 2cals
    65g stevia – 2cals

  3. Much lower in calories than regular brownies. Not as good but worth it to reduce calories significantly. Overall good recipe. Here is a calorie break down

    100 cal- 3/4 cup nonfat greek yogurt
    20 cal – 1/4 cup skim milk
    100 cal – 1/2 cup cocoa powder
    140 cal – 1/2 cup rolled oats
    80 cal – 1 egg
    190 cal – 1/2 cup Truvia baking blend

    630 cal – Whole pan

    70 calories per brownie if you cut into 9 squares.

    If you use Splenda, Stevia or monkfruit sweetener you can get the total pan to just over 400 calories which is about 100 calories per 1/4 pan for much larger brownies 😍

    • Im with ya!! We can all agree they are a “healthier much lower calorie” than the REAL brownies so who cares the exact number! Im reading the comments to know if they tasted good and if theyre worth making!

  4. I thought these were pretty darn good! I’m shocked, honestly, because I’m the kind of person that HATES faux food. I was vegan for a couple of years and couldn’t stand meat and dairy substitutes so I was skeptical but VERY cautiously optimistic.

    Are these brownies….? I have to say no, I don’t think they really are. Would I ever serve these to guests? No..
    Are they ooey goey chocolately deliciousness that takes care of my craving for brownies without destroying my calorie count? YES!!!!

    They have this really interesting cheesecake-y flavor and texture that was enjoyable. I found that the edges of mine were a bit bitter but I think my oven is hot so next time I’ll reduce to 325. They continue to “cook” as they cool too so don’t be alarmed if you pull them from the oven and they’re not quite set.