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You only need a few ingredients to make Low Calorie Brownies. This easy treat is delicious and much lower in calories than a traditional brownie.

Brownies cut into squares with a bowl of chocolate chips
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You know I love easy recipes, especially when it comes to easy dessert recipe. I also love to watch the calories. From skinny cupcakes to diet chocolate cupcakes we are all about frugal and “healthier” options.

Why We Love This Recipe

These healthy brownies have the best fudgy texture, amazing taste and loaded with rich chocolate flavor. Enjoy these gooey, fudgy brownies without the guilt.

These chocolate brownies are less than 100 calories by just swapping the oil and butter for yogurt. Skip the box brownies and make these low calorie brownies from scratch with simple ingredients.

Ingredients

Low calorie brownies ingredients - flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, erythritol, greek yogurt, egg, fat free milk, vanilla extract, chocolate chips
  • All Purpose Flour 
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 
  • Baking Powder 
  • Salt 
  • Erythritol (granulated sugar consistency) 
  • Plain Greek Yogurt 
  • Egg 
  • Fat Free Milk 
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips (divided)

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Variations Ideas

  • Make Brownies with just Soda – These brownies are made from scratch. But you can also use a brownie mix with a can of soda for another low calorie options.
  • Sweetener of Choice – To add sweetness to these brownies, add the sweetener that you prefer. Other sugar substitute include monk fruit sweetener, coconut sugar, or a brown sugar substitute.
  • Chocolate Chips – Feel free to use dark chocolate chips or white chocolate chips that fit within your diet.
  • Whole Wheat Flour – You can also substitute the whole wheat flour with the all purpose flour for an easy swap.

Step by Step Instructions

Baking pan lined with parchment paper sprayed with oil

Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line an 8X8 baking dish with parchment paper.  Spray the parchment paper with a non-stick cooking spray. 

Melting chocolate chips in a bowl

Step 2 – Place half of the chocolate chips in a large microwave safe bowl.  Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until the chocolate chips are melted. Set aside and let it cool for a few minutes. 

Combining the dry ingredients in a bowl

Step 3 – In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, erythritol, baking powder or baking soda and salt.

Combining the wet ingredients in a bowl

Step 4 – Then whisk the greek yogurt, egg, vanilla extract and milk into the bowl with the melted chocolate (that has cooled slightly). 

Combining the dry and wet ingredients together in a bowl

Step 5 – Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir until just combined in a large mixing bowl.

Mixing the chocolate chips into the brownie mixture

Step 6 – Stir in the remaining chocolate chips.

Spreading the brownie mixture into the prepared pan

Step 7 – Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish. 

Baked brownie in the baking dish

Step 8 – Bake for 20-23 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out clean.  

  • Step 9 – Cool the brownies on a wire rack for 20-30 minutes and then they are ready to slice, serve and enjoy!

Recipe Tips

  • Prepare Baking Pan – For best results, prepare baking dish by spraying the pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper.
  • Melting Chocolate Chips – Carefully melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second intervals. Stir the chocolate as you heat so that it does not burn.
  • Combining Ingredients – Combine the ingredients by hand until well blended but do not overmix.
Low Calorie brownie cut into squares and stacked

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers

These low calorie brownies store well at room temperature for up to 5 days. Store in a airtight container or a zip lock bag. We recommend placing a paper towel on top to keep the brownies moist. They brownies will last longer if stored in the fridge.

Can I Freeze Brownies?

Yes, you can freeze these brownies. Store in a freezer safe container or freezer zip lock bag and they will last about 6 months. Get more details on How to Freeze Brownies.

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Low Calorie Brownies

4.77 from 17 votes
These Low Calorie Brownies are easy to make a less calories than a traditional brownie recipe.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 67

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Erythritol Sugar (granulated sugar consistency) 
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup Fat Free Milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup Sugar Free Chocolate Chips (divided) 
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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line an 8X8 baking dish with parchment paper.  Spray the parchment paper with a non-stick cooking spray. 
  • Place half of the chocolate chips in a large microwave safe bowl.  Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until the chocolate chips are melted. Set aside and let it cool for a few minutes. 
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, erythritol, baking powder and salt.  
  • Then whisk the greek yogurt, egg, vanilla extract and milk into the bowl with the melted chocolate (that has cooled slightly). 
  • Stir the flour mixture into the greek yogurt mixture and stir until just combined. 
  • Stir in the remaining chocolate chips. 
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.  
  • Bake for 20-23 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out clean.  
  • Cool the brownies on a wire rack for 20-30 minutes and then they are ready to slice, serve and enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

Store the leftover brownies in an airtight container or bag at room temperature for up to 4-5 days.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 67kcal, Carbohydrates 16g, Protein 2g, Fat 3g, Saturated Fat 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g, Monounsaturated Fat 0.2g, Trans Fat 0.002g, Cholesterol 11mg, Sodium 72mg, Potassium 69mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 23IU, Calcium 36mg, Iron 1mg

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Comments

  1. Carol G says:

    WOW, I am going try this as soon as Christmas cookies are all gone. Thanks

  2. Camie J Kethman says:

    5 stars
    Yum

  3. Kathy Ramirez says:

    5 stars
    These are great and easy. You can use almost any kind of soda.

  4. Carrie says:

    This recipe serves 9 and there are approximately 140 calories per brownie. Thank you!

  5. maddie says:

    how many calories?

  6. Sophie says:

    Your ingredient picture shows a brownie mix for 13 x 9 inch pan but the recipe directions state 8 x 8 inch pan. Do you use this brownie mix but bake it in 8 x 8 inch pan instead? My husband and I are diabetic and would like to try this for a treat. Thanks.

  7. Deba Files says:

    Thank you for sharing this low cal recipe. It sounds yummy! Merry Christmas!

  8. Carrie says:

    I use a 12 oz can for this recipe.

  9. Angel says:

    How many ounces of Diet Coke ?