How To Make Low Calorie Chocolate Brownies

How To Make Low Calorie Chocolate Brownies

Are you on a diet but want to continue enjoying simple pleasures like eating a tasty brownie? Of course you do! This option is entirely possible if you prepare a light version of the recipe, replacing some ingredients for a less caloric result. And that is why in this OneHowTo article we give you a detailed recipe for how to make low calorie chocolate brownies. Enjoy!

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Steps to follow to make this recipe:

Making low calorie brownies will be very similar to the traditional brownie recipe, we will just replace some ingredients like sugar for sweetener and butter with vegetable oil. Thus, the result will be much lighter and lower-calorie. Likewise, if you want to add dried fruits or nuts, replace the walnuts usually included in brownie dough with a lower calorie option like prunes.


The first step is to put the solid ingredients in a bowl:

  • Cocoa powder
  • Flour
  • Saccharin, stevia or the selected sweetener (if it is liquid, add it in the next step)
  • A pinch of salt

Stir with a whisk or another cooking utensil to mix them together.


Then pour the liquid ingredients into the bowl:

  • Vegetable oil: choose the one you like, but sunflower oil will be a softer flavor than olive oil and will not detract from the taste of the chocolate
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla essence, depending on your tastes

Mix with a manual or electric mixer to form a homogeneous dough, where all ingredients are well combined.


If you want to add prunes or other dried fruit, now is the time to add them to the dough; if they have stones, be sure to remove them before putting them in the brownie dough. Stir gently with circular movements so that they are evenly spread out.

Remember that dried fruits are healthy but also have a substantial caloric intake, especially some in particular like nuts, so you should opt for lighter options. In this article you can learn about which nuts are less fattening.


Finally, pour your low calorie brownie dough into the mold you will be using, you should first line it with baking parchment to make it easier to take out of the mold after cooking. Avoid greasing it with butter or oil because this makes the brownies more fattening.

In an oven preheated to 180° C (356°F), cook for about half an hour or until you can insert a utensil into the dough and it comes out clean. Let it cool and enjoy your brownies without remorse!

If you want to know more, learn how to make low-calorie desserts or take a look at the following low-fat recipes:

  • Sugar-free meringue
  • Sugar-free sponge cake
  • Diet cereal bars

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