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 100 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
  • Category: dessrt
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: american
  • Author: The Londoner
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 9 brownies
  • Category: dessrt
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: american
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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.
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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. These are borderline inedible. I’ve had plenty of “diet” desserts before and these are perhaps the worst I’ve ever had. Waste of ingredients. I ate 1 square, logged it into my food tracker, and threw away the rest. Not even worth the 53 calories. While I appreciate the “real” ingredients used, and the bump of protein from the yogurt, there a MUCH better tasting healthy brownie recipes out there.

  2. I made these today, since hubby and I just went on a low calorie “diet”. They taste awful. Sorry I wasted the egg.

  3. Thank you for this great recipe! I’ve been eating the brownies like cake, with a dollop of lowfat cool-whip on top. They are moist, fudgy and satisfy my after-dinner dessert craving.

  4. I tried the low cal recipe but it came out nowhere near brownies sorry. Tasted like German Milchreis and had a weird after taste. :/