These are by far the best ever low calorie chocolate brownies you will make - period!!
We've all been there before, that low fat cake recipe that promises us the best ever taste, only to be totally disappointed and the final result ends up in the bin. Total waste of ingredients that could have been put to far better use, right?
When you want a cake that actually tastes like cake, you have to prepared to use a few more calories.
If you want a cake that advertises itself as virtually no calories and consists of mostly eggs and sweetener, you can pretty much guarantee that the cake is going to taste like - wait for it, eggs and sweetener. Because let's face it, an amazing cake is never going to be made of just eggs and sweetener. Not unless the cakes you like resemble a sweet eggy omelette of course.
Don't get me wrong I love eggs, but my kind of eggs come fried, scrambled, poached or boiled. Those are the only times I like something to taste like egg.
So I set out on a task this week, to come up with the best ever low calorie chocolate brownies and for those, I knew I had to be prepared to sacrifice some calories and use some "real" ingredients.
My family sometimes call me rather fussy, because there are occasionally recipes that I will create that they love, but I am not 100% happy with and so I work on those recipes a bit more before it is blog worthy for me to share with you.
Back in the day when I first started my blog, I was no expert cook by any means and so there are probably some of my earlier recipes that today I probably wouldn't have shared with you today. I am my own worst critic now as I really want you, my readers, to enjoy all the recipes I give to you.
I know I can't please everyone 100% of the time, because we all have different tastes. There are bound to be recipes that are my favourites but for other's are their least favourite. So I generally use my whole family, neighbours or friends as my taste testers and perfect taste testers they are too.
The brownie recipe went through various different bakes and ingredients before I got the result I was happy with and I am sharing with you today. When I say these are perfect, are a decent size slice (not like a teensy postage stamp square of brownie that if you exhaled to heavy could well blow the thing away right off your plate), use real ingredients and are well within your daily allowance, I am pretty confident you will think that two. The best part of all is you can enjoy 1, 2 or even 3 of these and still have some left from your daily allowance. Perfect right?
If you want some other delicious low calorie cakes, then you have definitely come to the right place and below are some of my all-time favourites:
- Funfetti Birthday Cake Mug Cake
- Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake
- Cinnamon Roll Baked Oat Muffins
- Victoria Sponge Mug Cake
- Cookies and Cream Oat Bites
- Healthy Apple Sultana Oat Bites
- Pumpkin Sultana Muffins
- Blueberry Muffins
- Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
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There is only one ingredient in these Best Ever Chocolate Brownies that might not be in your usual pantry cupboard or baking shelf and that's Unsweetened Apple Sauce. I always have a jar of this handy in my pantry as it's a perfect low calorie ingredient that's great for adding some natural sweetness to cakes or oatmeal etc.
It's readily available here in Canada with the canned fruits and is sold in a big jar. In the UK you may need to look in the preserves/jam aisle or sauce aisle or check Amazon (just make sure it's unsweetened otherwise you will be adding a lot more calories to this recipe). You can also make some yourself, by just stewing some apple covered with a little water until soft and then drain and mash into a puree.
Why not make up a big batch next time you have a load of apples and freeze some in handy portions, that way you can make these Best Ever Low calorie Chocolate Brownies whenever you want.
You will notice along with the Sukrin and apple sauce, I use sugar. I personally wasn’t happy with the bake without it. To get the proper brownie texture, it really does need the sugar. The Sukrin alone, just doesn’t work for brownies in my opinion.
For baking the brownies I used 17cm square ovenproof dish which yields 6 decent sized brownies, but you could even bake these as individual brownies in a muffin tin if you prefer.
What Kitchen Items do I need to make these Best Ever Chocolate Brownies?
- Measuring Spoons
- Kitchen Scales
- Measuring Cups
- Mixing Bowl
- Approx 17cm Square Cake Tin
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- ⅓ cup (80ml) unsweetened applesauce
- 18g of cocoa (cacao) powder
- 3 tbs of sugar
- 4 tbs of sukrin (or another sweetener of choice)
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- 60g of plain all purpose flour
- ½ tsp of baking powder
- 15g of chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 180c/350f
- Warm the unsweetened applesauce in the microwave
- Add in the sugar, sweetener and cocoa powder and whisk to a smooth chocolate paste.
- Whisk in the vanilla and egg.
- In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder and pinch of salt
- Add in the chocolate mixture and fold till combined.
- Add in the chocolate chips.
- Grease an approx 17cm square pan with cooking oil spray
- Pour in the batter and bake in the oven for 25-30 mins.
- Remove from oven, let cool slightly before slicing.
- Enjoy as they are or serve with some fruit, light cream or yoghurt
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Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1 brownie
Amount Per Serving Calories 103Total Fat 1.9gSaturated Fat 0.9gCholesterol 31mgSodium 99.7mgCarbohydrates 18.3gFiber 1.3gSugar 9.6gProtein 3.1g