Low fat chocolate brownies

low fat brownies recipe

I’ve been craving something chocolatey.. and brownies popped into mind. But the great thing about this recipe is that it is much lower in calories! As you can see there is much less butter used in this recipe – that’s four tablespoons rather than a whole stick of butter.. and less sugar compared to the cup or a cup and a half in the usual brownie recipes! How great is that? After baking, i cut these into small square bite sized chunks, which made it even more enjoyable, but of course you can cut bigger slices as you wish ;) Oh, and these brownies are rich and tasty!

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
4 tablespoons unsalted butter (room temperature)
2/3 cup sugar
1 large egg
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons brewed strong coffee (room temperature)
1/2 cup non-fat Greek yoghurt
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips or chunks

1. Preheat oven to 180c / 350f
2. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with foil and lightly grease
3. In a bowl, sift and whisk together the flour, cocoa, salt, and baking powder, set aside
4. With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar at medium speed for 2-3 minutes. Add egg, egg whites, vanilla extract, and coffee. Continue beating until incorporated.
5. Slowly add flour mixture to the bowl, followed by yoghurt, and mix gently until combined. The batter will be thick.
6. Stir in the chocolate chips
7. Add mixture evenly in the baking pan and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center of pan comes out dry
8. Let it cool on a wire rack before removing from pan and slicing into pieces

Recipe is from Shape magazine



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