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Brownie Low in Calorie

Today’s post is about a brownie recipe that happens to be low in calories! One of the ingredients used in making this brownie might sound strange and out of place, but it is key to make these brownies low in calories without taking away the chocolaty flavor.

Close up of brownie on parchment paper.

How to make a brownie recipe that’s low in calories?

I have used less amount of fat by adding two tablespoons of oil which you can replace with melted butter for richer flavor. There are no chocolate chips in here (although you can add some in the batter but then don’t count the calories 😊 ). I have also used one cup of chopped apple! I know you must have paused there, yes apple is used to provide a brownie texture instead of adding more eggs or butter.

Three bars of brownies freshly baked.

In a blender, add the eggs, sugar, vanilla, oil or butter, and the chopped apple. Blend until smooth. In a different bowl, sift the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the wet ingredients over the dry and mix gently, you brownie batter is ready.

Pour the mixture in a previously greased pan; I like to line the baking pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper to avoid the brownies from sticking. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with few crumbs.

Low calorie brownie on brown paper and chocolate on the side.

In case you overbaked the brownie, you will end up having a chocolate cake, not that it’s a bad thing, but if you are looking for fudge-like texture, you better pull this puppy at the right time!

Easy Homemade Brownies Made From Scratch.

From what you have read above, you can see how easy it is to make this brownie recipe at home and with ease. But there are a few things that you have to keep in mind to make this brownie.

It’s better to use unsweetened cocoa powder that’s good in quality.

Do not use bittersweet cocoa powder it will make the brownie batter in taste since we depend on cocoa powder only to get the chocolate flavor.

Use a sweet apple and better not to use granny smith apples they are harder in texture and a little sour.

If you are using salted butter, then omit the salt from the recipe.

Do not overbake the brownie. Every oven is different and if you are baking this brownie recipe for the first time, make sure to keep an eye on it.

Delicious low calorie brownie served with milk on the side.

How to serve low-calorie brownies?

You can top the brownie with low-calorie ice cream, or frost it with chocolate frosting. You can use the batter to make Slutty Brownies, and of course, you can make brownie popsicles.

Overhead shot of low calorie brownies.
Easy Brownie recipe that happened to be low in calories too! There is a secret ingredient which you can find in the written recipe. #brownie #brownies

This post was Originally posted in 2013, it’s republished with new photos and texts, but there is no change in the recipe.

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  62. I haven’t made brownies myself (I know I’m probably the only food bloggers who never made cupcakes and brownies, huh!), but my son has been asking me to make… I loved your useful tips here! Obviously I had no idea what makes good brownies and it was nice to learn from you! Looks delicious!

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      Thank you Nami, I’m sure your kids will like these brownies, let me know when you bake some 🙂

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  66. Can i substitute the apples with applesauce? If yes how much should i add?

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      I never tried it with applesauce but I guess you should try 3/4 of a cup. Let me know how it comes out please.