Easy Prep, 37 Calorie Brownies!

What is your favorite cheat-day treat? Mine is brownies!

It’s important to indulge your sweet tooth sometimes when you are on a mission to reduce weight and live a healthier lifestyle. Depriving yourself of any kind of treats often ends in abject failure in the form of a mad binge. I like to soothe my sweet tooth by creating lower calorie versions of my favorite desserts, like these delicious brownies!

These brownies are the perfect solution when I am craving a treat, but don’t want to “cheat” on my diet. They are so good, even my picky kids like them!

You might be wondering if there is a typo in the title. Thirty five calories? Yes! It’s true. They are low calorie and actually really easy to make.

The Greek yogurt and applesauce mimic the decadent taste of my favorite guilty pleasure. When you try them, you would never guess they are so low calorie and healthy!

Try them out and leave a comment to tell me how you liked it!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 Cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1/2 Cup old fashioned rolled oats

  • 1/2 Cups zero-calorie sweetener (like Stevia)

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 egg

  • 1/3 Cup applesauce

  • 3/4 Cup vanilla Greek yogurt

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened, vanilla almond milk (or skim milk)

  • Light whipped cream (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350° and grease a 9″ x 9″ baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

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2. In a large bowl, beat together cocoa powder, oats, sweetener, baking powder, salt, egg, applesauce, yogurt, and skim milk.

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3. Pour brownie batter into baking pan and bake for 18-20 minutes.

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4. Allow low calorie brownies to cool.

5. Cut into 9 squares and enjoy!

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