If you’ve ever dieted before (and who hasn’t?), you know that depriving yourself of all tasty treats will end in abject failure in the form of a crazed binge. With that in mind, it’s important to allow yourself a little indulgence now and again. To sooth my sweet tooth I like to keep low calorie dessert recipes, like these low calorie brownies, and recipes for bite-sized desserts, like these desserts in a jar on hand.
To put it plainly, these low calorie brownies are amazing.
Where to start? Well, for one these low calorie brownies only have 37 calories each. Yep, that’s right. Thirty seven calories. I typed it out so you’d know that number is no typo. 🙂
I know what your thinking. You’re thinking, “37 calories? Great, so what? Nothing that low in calories is going to be any good.” Right? Wrong! These low calorie brownies are delicious. The applesauce and Greek yogurt give them a smooth texture that borders on decadence. Seriously, when you’re scarfing one of these low calorie brownies down you’ll almost feel guilty, like you’ve fallen off the diet wagon.
You would never guess that these low calories brownies are in fact low calorie.
On top of all that, they’re shockingly easy to make. You can be impatiently waiting for these low calorie brownies to cool so you can devour them in just 30 minutes (maybe less). Plus, the whole low calorie brownies recipe only has 5 steps… and one of those is to let them cool before diving in.
Keeping a batch of these low calorie brownies on hand, assuming you can keep everyone in your house from eating them as fast as you can make them, is a great way to help yourself make good choices. The next time you’re craving something truly bad for you, reach for one of these low calorie brownies.
Ready to head to the kitchen? If you’d rather try a different low calorie recipe feel free to peruse the Freebie Finding Mom cookbook of healthy, low calorie recipes. Otherwise, let’s make us some low calorie brownies!
1/2 Cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 Cup old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 Cups Truvia natural sweetener
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 pinch salt
1/3 Cup applesauce
3/4 Cup vanilla Greek yogurt
1/4 Cup skim milk
Lite whipped cream (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350° and grease a 9″ x 9″ baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl, beat together cocoa powder, oats, Truvia, baking powder, salt, egg, applesauce, yogurt, and skim milk.
3. Pour brownie batter into baking pan and bake for 18-20 minutes.
4. Allow low calorie brownies to cool. (Yes, I know it’s hard!)
5. Cut into 9 squares and enjoy!
Optional: Add a tablespoon of lite whipped cream on top for a little extra sweetness.