Calorie Light Choco-Fudge Brownies

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I’m not jumping on the sweet potato or beetroot brownie trend, but even I have to admit that eating fully choc-ified, tasty, yummy gooey sweet brownies all the time isn’t exactly good for you! So when I saw Rosie Londoner‘s recipe for 100 calorie brownies I had to give it a go!

You’ll need:

  • 180g (3/4 cup) low fat Greek yoghurt 
  • 60ml (1cup) Skimmed milk
  • 64g (1/2 cup) Good quality cocoa powder
  • 43g (1/2 cup) Wholegrain good oats
  • 64g (1/2 cup) sugar (Rosie uses Truvia but I’m not a fan of sweetners so did use real sugar)
  • 1 Free range egg
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 150g Roughly chopped pecans
Rosie claims these are 100 calories without the nuts and just 170 with, but since I’ve modified the recipe I have no idea what they are (tasty!), and I’m not a big fan of calorie counting anyway. 
Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius and grease a brownie tray. 
Pop everything, apart from the nuts, into a blender and whizz it all up until it’s nice and smooth. Mix the nuts into the mixture, give it a good stir and then pour it into your dish. 

I like my brownies particularly gooey (to the extent that mum insisted on putting them back into the oven when I said they were done!) so I only left mine in for about 17-18 minutes, but if you like a nice firm brownie then leave them in for 20.

Let them cool, slice them up and enjoy!

A slightly less guilt-free lemon curd and blueberry cake in the background – also very much worth a try!

Sit back, enjoy (preferably in front of the new House of Cards!) and you don’t even get that guilty feeling at the end. I can honestly attest that these don’t taste like a health food and boy do they conquer my chocolate craving – a feat in itself!

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  • steve.r hudson

    They tasted even better than they looked, I liked the oatsy taste. My colleagues at the office decided it was so good that they at it all in no time.

  • steve.r hudson

    Love the new Lifestyle Diaries banner.

  • Mmm, these look so good! I love chocolate and a healthier version of brownies sounds great

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

  • Ohh why did I read this at midnight?! I now feel a late night baking session coming on…they look to good to ignore!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  • I'm sure we could make some more! Thanks! I'm really pleased with it as well – just need to get the rest of the site sorted now!

  • So do I! I'm looking for ways to cut down on the number of sweet things I eat but I still have the chocolate cravings!

    P.S. How do you managed to link your blog like that in the comment?! Would love to be able to do it with mine!

  • Haha, downfall!! They're super easy to make so I'm sure if the cravings are that strong you could quickly whip up a batch! xx