brownies 545064 1280Serves: 9

Prep: 5 mins

Cook: 15 mins

 

If we hadn’t already caught your attention with this very low calorie chocolate brownie recipe, let’s have a look at just how many calories you could be saving by creating this recipe at home. Below are 5 popular brownies that you can buy from supermarkets or chain cafes – their calorie content may surprise you.

 

 Brand

Calorie per single brownie

Costa Belgian Chocolate Brownie 373
Starbucks Belgian Chocolate Gluten Free Brownie 370
Gü Chocolate & Pecan Brownie Pud 308
Thornton’s Chocolate Brownie 192
Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix 129

Topping the charts, just one of Costa’s Belgian Chocolate Brownies has over 10 times the amount of calories compared to our recipe. We’re not suggesting this means you can get away with eating 10 times the amount, but gives you the option to have a treat without breaking your diet.

For this recipe you will need:

3/4 cup 0% fat natural yoghurt
1/4 cup skimmed milk
1/2 cup Cocoa powder
1/2 cup Wholegrain rolled oats
1/2 cup natural sweeter –you can use any type as long as it comes in a form that pours like sugar
1 egg
1 tsp baking powder
A pinch salt

Not only is this recipe lower calorie than Betty Crocker’s mix, it’s even easier to make!

  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C.

  2. Grease a small baking tray – square works better if you have one.

  3. Combine all ingredients into a blender, and blend until you have a smooth batter (1 minute should be long enough).

  4.  Pour into the prepared tray and put into the oven for 15 minutes.

  5. Take out and leave to cool completely before cutting into 9 squares

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