Homemade "low calorie" Brownies

Friday, May 27, 2011

Everyone loves chocolate.  Everyone loves brownies.  And just because you are watching the calories/fat/sugar/etc — it doesn't mean that you can't enjoy something sweet.  And there are only 200 calories in one of these yummy brownies. 

    •    Nonstick cooking spray
    •    4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
    •    2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
    •    1/4 cup low-fat sour cream
    •    1/2 cup granulated sugar
    •    1/2 cup light brown sugar
    •    2 large eggs
    •    1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    •    1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
    •    1/4 teaspoon salt
    •    1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chunks or chips
    •    1/2 cup butterscotch chips
    •    2 teaspoons 1% low-fat milk

Preheat oven to 325°. Lightly coat an 8-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

Melt butter with chocolate in a medium saucepan over low heat. Remove pan from heat, and stir in sour cream, sugars, eggs, and vanilla until well-combined. Stir in flour, salt, and chocolate chips.

Pour batter into prepared pan; bake in middle of oven until a toothpick comes out clean (about 35 minutes).

Cool brownies in the pan. 

Melt butterscotch chips in a small pan over low heat, stirring (about 4 minutes). Add milk, and whisk until smooth. Pour butterscotch into a ziptop plastic bag; snip end off one of the bottom corners. Stack brownies; drizzle each stack with butterscotch.

Since this was my first time to make these and because they are low calorie, I wanted an honest opinion.  So, I made Terry a plate complete with ice cream and the verdict was — "deee-licious!!

Enjoy, y'all!!


  1. Mmm... these look delicious! I need more low-cal recipes! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Yes but I can't stop with just 1! They look scrumptious!

  3. These sound amazing and love that they are low cal since I am a Weight Watcher..... Is a serving a 1x1 brownie or a 2X2

  4. Here is the other information if y'all need it:

    * CALORIES 179
    * FAT 9g (sat 6g, mono 2g, poly 0.0g)
    * PROTEIN 2g
    * FIBER 2g
    * CHOLESTEROL 35mg
    * IRON 1mg
    * SODIUM 60mg
    * CALCIUM 25mg

  5. Oh Joy, great minds think alike: I just finished baking brownies (no lie I just pulled them out of the oven to cool!). But I do have to say, that your looks a million times more delicious than mine. Save me one :-)

  6. Yea but there is no way I could eat only one of those. One whole pan maybe. One lil bitty brownie not if my life depended on it.

  7. What luscious looking brownies. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday.

  8. Those look amazing and brownies are my fave! Need to make these, thx for sharing!


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