low calorie brownies

Yeah, so I was baffled myself. But it’s true. If you cut these low-calorie brownies into 9, they are 37 calories each. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? Well, take out your calculators and add up some numbers, and you’ll see it’s true. And the weirdest part about it is: they taste pretty damn good.

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.

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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37 calorie brownies… and no, I’m not kidding.

Scale

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.

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 65 calories per brownie. Not bad, not bad.

 

361 comments

Avery
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This is great, but the cal count as others noted is off. A bit. I used Bob’s Red Mill GF Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (I have celiac), I had to use Equal Sugarly (instead of Truvia baking blend) due to limited options for artifical sweetners at my local grocery store, Hershey’s 100% Cocoa cacao powder, and all other ingredients same, came to 52 cals per brownie with all of the labels of the ingredients scanned to make sure I was counting the right products on MyFitnessPal, and that’s without adding any choc chips or nuts. Delicious though and I’m not worried about the cal count! 37 is just wishful thinking.

Silvia
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I’m trying to some lose some weight so I can get my BMI lower to try for my second baby.
I have a massive sweet teeth and I have to say I was dubious of this recipe but I baked last night and I loved!!
Thank you soooo much for helping me stay on track.
Will try other low cal recipes from this site.

Sofi | Broma Bakery
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So happy you liked these 🙂

board
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Sugar or any artificial zero calorie sweetener, you could also use real maple syrup or agave or even honey.( note real natural sweeteners will probably change the taste a little)

DG
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Can I use other milk alternatives such as unsweetened almond milk?

Sofi | Broma Bakery
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W’ve never tried it with almond milk, so I’m not positive! Let us know how it goes!

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