Fat-Free Low Calorie Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate brownies

Stuart West/Getty Images

Ratings (33)
  • Total: 38 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 23 mins
  • Yield: 16 brownies (16 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
148 Calories
1g Fat
28g Carbs
7g Protein
See Full Nutritional Guidelines Hide Full Nutritional Guidelines
×
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16 brownies (16 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 148
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 494mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 7g
Calcium 91mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Need a fat-free and low-calorie chocolate treat idea? 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.

Recipe courtesy of the Wheat Foods Council.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup dry milk powder (non-fat)
  • 1 egg white (slightly beaten)
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • optional: 1 teaspoon powdered sugar

Steps to Make It

  1. First, preheat the oven to 350 F.

  2. Lightly coat an 8 x 8 x 2-inch baking pan with cooking spray and then set it aside.

  3. 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.

  4. In a medium bowl, beat together the sugar, brown sugar, non-fat dry milk powder, egg white, applesauce, and vanilla with a spoon until well combined.​

  5. Stir the wet mixture into the dry mixture, mixing just until the ingredients are well moistened. Do not over mix.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.