The Secret To Low Calorie Brownies Is Revealed – 10 Homemade Recipes

well-prepared delicious brownies.

Brownies are loved all over the world and are a trendy dessert. It comes with a lot of health repercussions but what if we’ll tell you the secret in making low-calorie brownies?

According to Fannie Farmer is said to have made and mentioned the brownie for the first time in the year 1896 in Boston Cooking-School Book.

Brownies are convenient to make and comes in ready to serve form. Lots of customization and variation is done in lo calorie brownies to suit individual or community taste, like and preferences.

Though it has a historic way of making but over the time lots of innovations have been made in the way brownies are baked.

Anyone with interest in cooking and basic knowledge of the baking process can try making low-calorie brownies.

It is square or rectangle-shaped sweet baked treats. Many varieties and types of low-calorie brownies are made and available.

Some prevalent variations are:

  • Chocolate Brownies- They have chocolate in it and are brown. Hence, the name brownie.
  • Blondie – In this variety, instead of chocolate or cocoa, sugar and vanilla are used.
  • Fudgy Brownie – These are little dense like fudge.
  • Cakey Brownie – The Brownie is porous and fluffy like a cake.
  • Moist Brownie – This type of brownies feels moist because it has higher quantities of butter.
  • Sweet Brownie – It is an extra sweet variation of brownie.
  • Rich Brownie – Higher proportions of butter/cream

10 Low-Calorie Brownie Recipes

deliciously prepared stack of brownies

1. Yoghurt And Oats Brownie

With just 37 calories, this can be a very healthy and high protein brownie. The oats in the low-calorie brownies is a source of protein and the milk used is low fat.

It is these type of changes that make this low-calorie brownie healthy.


Non-fat Greek yoghurt3/4th cup
Skim milk¼ cup
Cocoa powder½ cup
Rolled oats½ cup
Sugar substitute½ cup
Baking powder1 tsp
SaltTo taste



  1. Put all the ingredients in the blender and blend it to a smooth paste.
  2. Prepare a greased baking dish.
  3. Pour the smooth paste in the dish.
  4. Bake it in a preheated oven to 4000 F for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove and cool it down.
  6. Cut into smaller pieces.

2. Honey Applesauce Brownie

It is a sugarless brownie with all healthy ingredients. Instead of the usual white all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour is used, which is easy to digest.

Coconut oil is used and not butter. Sugar has been substituted with honey.


White whole wheat flour½ cup
Baking powder¼ tsp
Baking soda¼ tsp
Salt¼ tsp
Unsweetened cocoa powder½ cup
Honey½ cup
Coconut oil1tbsp
Vanilla extract½ tsp



  1. Put all the ingredients in the blender and blend it to a smooth paste.
  2. Prepare a greased baking dish.
  3. Pour the smooth paste in the dish.
  4. Bake it in a preheated oven to 4000 F for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove and cool it down.
  6. Cut into smaller pieces.

3. Healthy One-Bowl Chocolate Chunk Brownies

Again in this recipe, sugar is cut out. Non-fat milk and yoghurt are used (amyshealthybaking)


Coconut oil/unsalted butter1 tbsp
Large egg whites2
Vanilla extract1 tsp
Salt¼ tsp
Non-fat Greek yoghurt¼ cup
Coconut sugar½ cup
Non-fat milk6 tbsp
Unsweetened cocoa powder¾ cup
Baking powder¼ tsp
White whole wheat flour¾ cup
Finely chopped dark chocolate3 tbsp



  1. In a medium-size bowl, put egg white, butter, vanilla and salt and whisk them.
  2. As you stir in, add coconut sugar, and milk. Stir well
  3. Add in one by one, cocoa powder, baking powder, flour.
  4. Fold in the chopped chocolate.
  5. Pour the mixture into a greased baking pan and bake at 3000 F for 15 -20 minutes.
  6. After baking allows it to cool down. Cut into square or rectangle pieces.

4. Almond Butter-Honey Brownies

No added sugar. It has only the goodness of almond and honey. The addition of coconut sugar over regular sugar along with oats and peanut butter is what makes this recipe suitable for health.


Almond butter/Peanut butter½ cup
Honey2 tbsp
Unrefined coconut sugar4 tbsp
Vanilla extract 1 tsp
Unsweetened apple sauce½ cup
Large egg1
Whole oats flourLittle more than ¼ cup
Unsweetened cocoa powder¼ cup
Baking soda¼ tsp
Baking powder¼ tsp
Salt¼ tsp
Dark chocolate chips¾ cups



  1. Mix all the wet ingredients and the egg in a bowl and stir well.
  2. Add all the dry ingredients into this bowl, one after another and mix them well.
  3. Add about ½ cup of chocolate chips to this and stir them well.
  4. Pour the batter into the pre-greased baking pan.
  5. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on the top of the spread.
  6. Bake for 20 -22 minutes in a preheated oven at the temperature of 3250
  7. Remove it from the oven and let it cool, before you cut into square pieces.

5. Low-Calorie Chocolate Brownies

Though very tasty, it is light in calories. This brownie is fantastic and should be tried. Stevia and dates provide the sweetness instead of sugar. Eggs and oats give us protein, and the body is supplied by non-fat yoghurt.


No fat Greek yoghurt1 ½ cup
Cocoa powder1 cup
Raw rolled oats1 cup
Skim milk½ cup
Dark chocolate chips1 tbsp
Pitted Medjool dates4
Baking powder2 tbsp
Salt1 pinch



  1. Add the sifted cocoa powder to salt , stevia and baking powder.
  2. Blend the oats and dates in the blender and blend well
  3. Combine the blended oats with dry ingredients.
  4. Add all the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients.
  5. Add the choco chips
  6. Pour the batter into the baking pan and bake for 15-20 minutes in the preheated oven set at 2000
  7. Allow it to cool and then cut into square pieces.

6. Low-Calorie Chocolate Brownies


Flour1 cup
Unsweetened cocoa powder1/3 cup
Salt½ tsp
Baking powder1 tsp
Cinnamon¼ tsp
Sugar½ cup
Brown sugar¼ cup
Non-fat dry milk powder¼ cup
Egg white1 slightly beaten
Unsweetened applesauce1 cup
Vanilla1 tsp
Powdered sugar powder1 tsp



  1. Sift the flour, cocoa, baking soda, cinnamon, baking powder in a large bowl.
  2. Beat the egg white with sugar, brown sugar, milk powder, applesauce and vanilla to combine it well.
  3. Put the wet mixture into the dry mixture and mix them.
  4. Spread the batter onto the greased baking pan
  5. Bake for around 22 minutes at 3500 F in a preheated oven.
  6. Cool it down and cut into small pieces.
  7. Optionally it can be lightly dusted with the powdered sugar.

7. Lean Fudge Brownies

A unique recipe to make an oil-free, gluten-free and vegan fudgy brownie. It is a fantastic all-vegan recipe which uses banana and coconut milk.


Large bananas6 nos
Full fat canned coconut milk2 ¼ cup
Rolled oats1 ½ cup
Cocoa powder1 cup
Coconut flour¾ cup
Coconut sugar9 tbsp
Vanilla extract6 tsp
Baking soda¾ tsp
Sea salt¾ tsp
Semisweet chocolate chips9 tbsp



  1. Put all the ingredients except the chocolate chips in a blender and blend it to a smooth paste.
  2. Spread the batter evenly in the greased baking pan.
  3. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on the top of the batter.
  4. Bake at 3500 F in a preheated oven for around 20 minutes.
  5. Let it Cool down for some time and then cut into pieces.

8. Gluten-free low-calorie brownies

It is a very healthy recipe with just 71 calories per brownie, credit to vegannie. Lots of people these days are gluten sensitive and develop allergic reactions to it. Instead of grains, pulse in the form of black beans provides the base to hold other ingredients together.


Black beans drained and rinsed1 can
Chia powder3 tbsp + 9 tbsp water
Vanilla extract1 tbsp
Sugar-free maple syrup½ cup
Fruit sweetener½ cup
Cocoa powder5 tbsp
Baking powder1 tsp
Baking soda½ tsp
Sugar-free chocolate chips3 tbsp



  1. Add the chia powder to the water and keep it aside in a bowl.
  2. Except the chocolate chips put all the ingredients in the blender. In the last add the chia+water mixture.
  3. Blend it into a smooth batter.
  4. Pour the batter into the baking pan and sprinkle the chocolate chips on the top.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes at 3500 F in a preheated oven.
  6. Remove and let it cool before cutting it into pieces.

9. Fudgy Microwave Cup Brownie

Quick to make and tasty brownie. Very appropriate for one serve brownie


Vegetable oil2 tbsp
Brewed coffee2 tbsp
Vanilla extractJust a little
Dark brown sugar¼ cup
Unsweetened cocoa powder2 tbsp
All-purpose flour¼ cup
SaltTo taste
Chocolate chips2 tbsp



  1. Whisk the coffee, vanilla and oil together in a bowl
  2. Add sugar, cocoa, and flour one by one in sequence and keep on whisking.
  3. Put in the salt.
  4. Finally, add the chocolate chips
  5. Pout the batter into a microwave-safe mug.
  6. Microwave for 1 -2 minutes in high setting
  7. Single-serve brownie is ready when cooled.

10. Skinny Blondie

Low-calorie blondies are fun to make and eat.


Butter¼ cup
Granulated sugar¼ cup
Brown sugar¼ cup
Vanilla extract2 tsp
All-purpose flour1 ¼
Baking soda½ tsp
SaltTo taste
ColdwaterLittle more than ¼ cup
Chocolate chips1/3 cups



  1. Melt the butter and add granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in another bowl.
  3. Add the mixture of step 1 to the mixture of step 2 along with ¼ cup water and 1 tbsp.
  4. Mix the batter to form a cookie-like dough.
  5. Put the dough in the baking pan.
  6. Bake the blondie at 350 F for 30 minutes.
  7. Cool and cut into pieces.

How Do I Make My Brownies Cakey?

cakey brownies with sugar on top

A cakey brownie has its texture like a cake. It has a spongy, fluffy interior as compared to the fudgy brownie.

Mostly the ingredients remain the same for the fudgy brownie or the cakey brownie, but the ratio may differ a bit and some changes in the making process.

Add both baking powder and baking soda to your recipe, to enable the brownie to rise more. This will give the extra fluffiness to the body. We can also add one more egg to the batter, and the sponginess will increase.

In cakey brownies, the granulated white sugar is used, and the brown sugar is avoided. Reduce the butter in the batter to decrease the moistness.

A little longer baking gives fluffiness to the cake.

To make the cakey brownies do not melt the butter. It should be whisked vigorously with sugar. Whisk the batter vigorously to aerate it.

Can Brownies Be Healthy?

The traditional brownies carry lots of calories and may not be classified as healthy food as per the contemporary norms.

But the modified recipes, as seen above with very fewer calories and a lot of variation in the recipe to add nutrition to the brownie can be seen as healthy food.

In most of the recipes shared here, either the sugar is missing or very less. Butter is missing or very less. Fat-free milk and oil are suggested.

If we consider all this, then these recipes are undoubtedly healthy and can be eaten without worry or guilt.

The chocolate used in brownies is very high in antioxidants, which improves the immune system and has anti-ageing properties.

Healthy brownies, when eaten in moderation, can be healthy.


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