Friday 8 May 2015

Extra Low-Fat Brownies

Occasionally I do indulge a slice of those very moist, chocolatey and fudgy brownie ... and topped with ice-cream. Just a month ago, I'd baked Brownies with Ferrero Rocher for my big kids.

Glad to know that brownies can be low-fat and taste just as chocolatey like the usual brownies. Well, I could enjoy more than two or three slices or bars at one go without having to worry much in putting on the extra pounds on my beyond expansion waistline  >○<

Recipe adapted from Ann of Anncoojournal. I have Ann to thank for sharing this low-fat dessert/snack recipe click here.
Below my slightly modified version in blue. I don't have cashew nuts, used the whole almonds and walnuts that I could find in the pantry. I replaced with dark Muscovado sugar.

Extra Low-Fat Brownies
100g All-purpose plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons Hershey's natural unsweetened cocoa powder 
90g dark Muscovado sugar
100ml low-fat yogurt
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1.5 tablespoons Canola oil
70g combination of whole almonds and walnuts - lightly toasted

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.

Prepare a 20cm square baking tray lined with baking paper.

Sift flour, baking powder and cocoa powder together. Set aside.

Whisk sugar and eggs together until combined.

Stir in yogurt, oil and vanilla extract.
Pour in the sifted dry ingredients  and mix well. Stir in all the almonds & walnuts.

Pour the batter into the prepared baking tray and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, do not over bake. (Mine was baked at 18 minutes)

Take Note:
Do not over bake else the brownie will be dry.
The temperature of the oven may vary, do adjust accordingly.

I could smell the nice nutty fragrance of walnuts & almonds as I was cutting the warm brownie into squares. So yummy ... can't wait to have a slice. These brownies tasted light, chewy and not too fudgy. I enjoyed with a glass of cold almond milk.

Enjoyed as dessert after lunch, served
with a glass of cold almond milk :D

But my big kids preferred the moist and fudgy brownies. Having said that, I noticed that these brownies were disappearing fast from the airtight container. Glad that they appreciated these less fudgy but chewy nutty brownies too :D ! Enjoy !

Happy baking and have a great weekend !

Linking this post to the event "Little Thumbs Up (May 2015: YOGURT) organised by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY, and hosted by Cheryl of Baking Taitai



Sharing this post to the Best Recipes for Everyone May 2015 Event
 (Theme: My Favourite Desserts) 
 organized by Fion of XuanHom's Mom and co-hosted by Aunty Young 


  1. Good morning Karen,
    Glad to have your low-fat and taste chocolatey brownies sharing here.
    I think without worry much in putting on weight ,I can have more share, he...he .....

    Thank you for your support, dear friend.

    1. You're welcome Aunty Young.
      Thanks for co-hosting BREE too. And I'm glad to learn those great recipes sharing from you in my baking journey.

  2. 吃了布朗尼才能慢慢减吧。。。。 我会努力运动的。哈哈哈哈 ~

    1. Ha ha ! I like that ...慢慢减吧 ... so let's enjoy this brownies party !

  3. I would love to try out this low fat brownies. Suites me as I'm on diet. (^_^)

  4. Low-fat, chocolate and delicious? What's not to love about this recipe? Yum!

  5. 今天大解放。。。不用减肥,可以吃多多片哦。嘻嘻~

  6. I think I can't start my diet plan yet...too many yummy brownies

  7. Karen, this looks soooo goooood! I gotta bake my first batch of brownies too. Hope they will turn out good. :D Wish me luck!


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