Low calorie brownies recipe

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These low calorie brownies are packed with cocoa powder, dark chocolate and sultanas for that classic brownie stodginess.

Low calorie brownies
  • healthy
Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time25 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories110 Kcal6%
Sugar10.3 g11%
Fat3 g4%
Saturated Fat1.8 g9%
Salt0.08 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein6.1 g12%
Carbohydrates15.1 g6%
Salt0.08 gRow 7 - Cell 2

These low calorie brownies are perfect for when you want to serve up a decadent pudding or a mini sweet treat with an afternoon cup of tea.

In fact, they're one of our most popular low calorie desserts- a full on chocolate hit that won't ruin your diet. This recipe makes 12 portions. They're quite small and neat, but very rich, so you don't need much to feel like you've had a proper pud. Made with all sorts of calorie-saving ingredients: low-fat cream cheese, low calorie sweetener and wholemeal flour, as well as sultanas to add a delicious sweetness and texture. Each one is only a shade over 100 calories, so you really can indulge without worrying. 


  • 3 egg whites
  • 300g (6oz) low-fat cream cheese
  • 25g (1oz) low-cal sweetner
  • 40g (1¾oz) cocoa powder, sifted
  • 2tsp vanilla extract
  • 3tbsp skimmed milk
  • 75g (3oz) wholemeal flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 75g (3oz) sultanas
  • 50g (2oz) dark chocolate, roughly broken small pieces




  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Line a 15cm (6in) square baking tin with parchment paper.
  2. Place the egg whites in a large bowl and whisk until they form soft peaks.
  3. In another bowl, combine the cream cheese with the sweetener.
  4. Add the cocoa powder, vanilla extract and milk to the cream cheese mix. Beat well until the mixture is smooth then fold in the whisked egg whites until evenly incorporated.
  5. Sift the flour and baking powder together over the mixture then fold in lightly, together with the sultanas and chocolate pieces.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 20-25 mins until springy to the touch. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly in the tin. Cut into squares and serve warm.

Top tip for making low calorie brownies

Store the leftover brownies in an airtight container for up to three days.

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Jessica Dady
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Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies