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

low calorie brownies

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 75 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 really like these! Next time I will cut back the Truvia as I prefer a little less sweet. I used coconut flavour Greek yogurt & put peanut butter chips on top. Yum! And one square is actually a nice size dessert serving, imo.
    Thanks for sharing 😊

  2. I really enjoyed these brownies, thank you for sharing! I had no stevia, instead I went half and half with brown sugar and coconut sugar. I also used wholemeal oats, 1/2 cocoa and a splash of vanilla. So glad I found your website!

  3. If something tastes nice, hooray, eat it! Eat! Those writing here to nitpick over calculations must be very bored and boring people. The ingredients read very clearly, and I think it is sad/funny that we live in a world with so many magnificent, creative choices– and people criticize, minimize, and complain. To be upset over twenty calories, how can one possibly leave the house? I live in a place where jobs and food are scarce– and food is sharing and love. No one would ever complain about miscalculations on a brownie label. We don’t have brownies, anyways. Broma is super cool, and buon appetito! Grazie.

    • Hi Melinda! I could not have put this better for myself!! I totally understand wanting to eat a healthy treat, but at the end of the day a few calories are incredibly negligible and so much less important! Take care 🙂

  4. Your calorie calculations don’t quite make sense. 1/2 cup oats isn’t 9*8=72 calories nor is 1/2 cup Truvia baking blend 9*10 = 117 calories. Here are the calculations I’ve come up with:
    3/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt (90-100 calories)
    1/4 cup skim milk (20-23 calories)
    1/2 cup (43 g) cocoa powder (98 calories according to USDA, brands like Hershey’s abuse food label laws)
    1/2 cup (40 g) old fashioned oats (150-190 calories). Usually 1/2 cup is closer to 50 g.
    1/2 cup Truvia sugar blend (190 calories)
    1 tsp baking powder (2-3 calories)
    1 egg (70-80 calories)

    620-684 calories for the whole pan or 69-76 calories per brownie. If you lose 10% of your batter that’s 62-68 calories per brownie. Of course an extra 12 calories per brownie doesn’t matter if you have just one, but let’s be honest, a lot of us will eat the whole pan, so that results in an extra 108 calories which is somewhat significant. 620-684 calories is still great though for the whole pan considering an entire pan of Ghirardelli brownies is like 3600 calories.