Chocolate Brownies

  • 5MINS
  • 17MINS
  • 59KCAL

These slimming-friendly Chocolate Brownies are the perfect treat if you're following a diet plan like Weight Watchers or calorie counting!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories59
  • Carbs6g
  • Protein2g
  • Fat2g
  • Saturates1g
  • Sugars1g

Chocolate Brownies - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

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 to know in the blurb!

When you’re starting out your slimming journey, there are certain foods that you see ‘slimming’ versions of that are just too good to be true to be diet friendly! Introducing… our legendary Chocolate Brownies! Fear not, our divine Chocolate Brownies are super quick and easy to make, and they truly taste rich and chocolatey: ideal if you’re counting calories or following a plan like WW.

Perfect for a mid-afternoon pick me up alongside a cuppa, or for a delicious dessert when you just NEED a chocolate fix.

There’s no trickery or complex prep work either: it really is a case of mixing it all together and banging it in the oven – so if you’re looking for a quick sweet treat, these are ready in no time at all. Feel free to experiment with flavours like orange zest and flavouring or mint to make these versatile Brownies even better!

What diets is this Chocolate Brownies recipe 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 or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chocolate Brownies recipe?

  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Chocolate Brownies recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Chocolate Brownies recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Chocolate Brownies recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

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!

Do you need any special ingredients to make this Chocolate Brownies recipe?

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 a low sugar chocolate sauce that’s almost a syrup. We always have a bottle in the cupboard, and it makes a great hot chocolate. You can even experiment with their other flavours like spiced orange or coconut!

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.

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You can pick up a good baking tin from most large supermarkets, or over on Amazon!

If you can’t find Choc Shotin the local supermarket, you can get it on Amazon too for a little more expense. It’s great with so many desserts!

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 Chocolate Brownies 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.

How to make Chocolate Brownies

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 170°C. Spray a baking tin (approx 8×8 inches) with low calorie cooking spray and line the bottom with baking parchment.

Step 2

Place the reduced fat spread, granulated sweetener, baking powder, self raising flour, eggs, cocoa and Choc Shot into a large mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.

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Step 3

Pour into the lined baking tin and sprinkle over the dark chocolate chips. Place in the oven for 17 minutes.

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Step 4

Once cooked, turn out onto a wire rack and remove the baking parchment. Cut into 16 squares and serve warm or cold!

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Chocolate Brownies - Pinch of Nom Slimming RecipesWhat should you should serve with these 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:

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Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values.

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 these 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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Chocolate Brownies

These slimming-friendly Chocolate Brownies are the perfect treat if you’re following a diet plan like Weight Watchers or calorie counting!
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    17 MINS
  • KCals 59
  • Carbs 6G
WW Points
  • 2 Green
  • 2 Blue
  • 2 Purple

Ingredients

  • 100 g self raising flour
  • 50 g reduced fat spread or margarine
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 4 tsp Sweet Freedom Choc Shot
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 4 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • 25 g dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C. Spray a baking tin (approx 8x8 inches) with low calorie cooking spray and line the bottom with baking parchment.
  2. Place the reduced fat spread, granulated sweetener, baking powder, self raising flour, eggs, cocoa and Choc Shot into a large mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.
  3. Pour into the lined baking tin and sprinkle over the dark chocolate chips. Place in the oven for 17 minutes.
  4. Once cooked, turn out onto a wire rack and remove the baking parchment. Cut into 16 squares and serve warm or cold!

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ClareWednesday 13th May 2020

What is a choc shot and where can you buy them(uk)
Thanks

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    Sharon FitzpatrickWednesday 13th May 2020

    Hi Clare, Choc Shot is a low calorie chocolate syrup. Choc Shot is the brand name for the chocolate syrup and is made by a company called Sweet Freedom. You can buy it from most supermarkets. Hope this helps.

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