Low-fat Brownies

St Luke’s Outpatient Dietitian Stacy Beeson, RD, LD

These rich-tasting brownies have less fat yet still taste great! Helpful hint: Be careful not to overcook.

¼  cup skim milk
¼  cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 ½  cups all-purpose flour
½  cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
½  teaspoon salt
1 ¼  cups sugar
5 tablespoons I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, softened
½  teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Boil skim milk in a small saucepan, add chocolate chips and reduce heat. Stir until smooth and remove from heat. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. In a large bowl, combine sugar and margarine and beat with a mixer. Add vanilla and eggs and beat again. Slowly add flour and milk mixtures to the sugar mixture and beat just until mixed. The batter may be tougher than usual brownie batter. Spray a 9” x 9” baking dish with cooking spray and cook for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Yield: 16 servings

Nutrition Facts per brownie: 158 calories (28% from fat), 5g fat (1.6g saturated), 27g carbs, 2g protein.

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