Need a fat-free and low-calorie chocolate treat idea? Sure you do!
If so, you've come to the right place. These easy homemade chocolate brownies are low in calories and completely fat-free! That doesn't necessarily make them healthy, though, as these fat-free chocolate brownies are still full of sugar. But you can still enjoy knowing they are low-cal and fat-free!
They're made with applesauce to keep them moist and fat-free (in place of the usual oil which most brownie recipes call for), non-fat milk powder instead of milk, and they have just one egg white, making them a reduced-cholesterol recipe as well.
Also, scroll down for some fat-free and sugar-free frosting ideas to top off your brownies, if you'd like!
Fat-free brownie recipe and courtesy of the Wheat Foods Council.
- 1 cup flour
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup non-fat dry milk powder
- 1 egg white, slightly beaten
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp powdered sugar (optional)
First, pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly coat an 8 x 8 x 2-inch baking pan with cooking spray and then set it aside.
In a large bowl, sift together the flour, unsweetened cocoa, salt, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon until well mixed, then set the bowl aside.
In medium bowl, beat together the sugar, brown sugar, non-fat dry milk powder, egg white, applesauce and vanilla with a spoon until well combined.
Stir the wet mixture into the dry mixture, mixing just until the ingredients are well moistened. Do not over mix.
Spread the brownie batter evenly in the prepared baking pan and bake in the oven for 22 to 23 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of your brownies comes out clean.
Cool on a wire rack, and, if you're not planning on frosting your brownies, you can give them a light dusting with powdered sugar, if you'd like.
If you do want to frost your brownies, you might want to try a healthier frosting recipe to go along with your healthier brownies. Here's a few options:
- Coconut butter vanilla frosting with agave nectar
- Refined sugar-free peanut butter frosting
- Refined sugar-free chocolate frosting recipe
- Creamy fat-free vegan frosting made from tofu
Makes 16 fat-free and low-calorie chocolate brownies. Enjoy your guilt-free treat!
Nutritional Information (per serving):
82 calories; 2 g protein; 19 g carbohydrates; 0 g fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 1 g fiber; 11 mcg folate; 1 mg iron; 121 mg sodium.
Scroll down for more fat-free, low-calorie, and healthy dessert recipes to try.