These slimming-friendly Chocolate Brownies are the perfect treat if you’re following a diet plan like Weight Watchers or Calorie counting!
For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍
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How many Calories are in these Chocolate Brownies?
There are 59 calories in each of our slimming friendly Chocolate Brownies. This means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category.
This recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.
As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.
What diets are these Chocolate Brownies suitable for?
This recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;
- Self Raising Flour
- Baking Powder
Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chocolate Brownies recipe?
These Chocolate Brownies have just 2 Points each! That’s a whopping point saving on a full fat brownie, and the perfect way to get your chocolate hit!
How to make these Chocolate Brownies
Don’t worry if you’re not a natural baker – these Chocolate Brownies are really simple! Here’s a summary;
- Preheat the oven and line a square baking tin with parchment
- Add all of the ingredients, except the chocolate chips into a bowl and whisk until light and fluffy
- Pour into the baking tin and sprinkle over the chocolate chips
- Bake until just cooked. Leave in the tin to cool
- Peel off the parchment and cut into squares
- Serve with your choice of accompaniment from the list below
What should you should serve with Chocolate Brownies?
These are pretty good just on their own, but if you fancied making them into a full dessert you could try serving with the following:
- Low calorie ice cream
- Fresh fruit
- Fat free yoghurt
- Frozen Fruit
Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values.
Do you need any special ingredients to make Chocolate Brownies?
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These Chocolate Brownies are really simple to make, so don’t worry if you’re new to baking!
You’ll need some Choc Shot. It’s made by a company called Sweet Freedom, and you can get it in most supermarkets in the free from aisle or by the hot chocolate.
It’s basically a chocolate sauce, that’s pretty low in sugar. We always have a bottle in the cupboard, and it makes a great hot chocolate.
You also need a good baking tin is essential.
You can pick one up from most large supermarkets, or over on Amazon!
It’s really important that you use self-raising flour and not plain flour as this helps with the rise. It’s also important to make sure you use baking powder and not baking soda.
You can really experiment with the flavours in the brownies. Why not add some orange extract and orange zest for a chocolate orange version!
Can you cook Chocolate Brownies another way?
‘Fraid not…these tasty treats need to be baked in the oven!
How do you know when these Chocolate Brownies are cooked?
These Chocolate Brownies should be slightly risen, with a little gooeyness in the middle. They won’t be quite as sticky as a full calorie version but they’re still really tasty.
It’s best to under cook these brownies just a tiny bit, and leave them to cool in the tin. This carries on the cooking process so they’ll be just perfect!
Cook them for 16-17 minutes in the oven.
How long can you keep Chocolate Brownies?
Store these brownies in an airtight tin. They will keep for 3-4 days.
If you find they’re a little stale, pop into the microwave for 10-20 seconds to freshen up.
Can I freeze Chocolate Brownies?
Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;
- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!
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We are super excited to have released a 6 month food planner that works perfectly alongside our recipe book.
Our 6 month planner features 26 recipes – which are not available anywhere else. We have all the details on our Planner page.
We’ve been squirrelling away doing squirelly things behind the scenes and can finally announce that our very first cookbook is available NOW!!
The book features 100 recipes – around 80 of them BRAND NEW and not available anywhere else. Full colour photographs, hardback, a quality book that will stand up to frequent use!
Each recipe has been taste tested by twenty members of the Pinch of Nom community to ensure that they are amazing. Check out our cookbook page for more information!