Saturday, 12 January 2013

Low fat Chocolate Brownies.

New year, new you? On a post-Christmas diet but don't want to give up your favourite treats? Well you don't have to with this super delicious low fat chocolate brownie recipe. They're so quick and easy that you can make them whenever you fancy. They're not your typical gooey centred brownie with a crispy top (they're halfway between brownies and chocolate cake) but I love them just as much. Yoghurt is used to replace some of the fat in normal brownies but it provides a really moist texture whilst adding calcium and protein to your diet! The optional walnuts contain omega 3 oils which can help to lower blood cholesterol and the reduced amount of margarine and sugar means a huge decrease in calories and fat.

Ingredients:

85g self-raising flour
40g cocoa powder
175g caster sugar
125g vanilla yoghurt (I often use the muller vanilla yoghurt with dark chocolate sprinkles in)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
1.5 tbsp oil
25g chopped walnuts (optional)

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/360°F
2. Sift the flour and cocoa powder into a bowl.
3. Add the all the remaining ingredients and combine thoroughly.
4. Pour the mixture into a greased baking tin, I often use a square pyrex dish though.
5. Bake for around 25 minutes.

In an average serving of a traditional chocolate brownie you would find 318 Kcal, 16g of fat and 10g of saturated fat. However, in this recipe, there is only 98 Kcal, 2.6g of fat and 0.7g of saturated fat!

Enjoy!

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