Brownies are probably one of our most popular and favorite desserts. Who can refuse a piece of chocolate cake that just melts in your mouth! The good news is that it’s not necessary to refuse this amazing dessert, because there are many recipes specially adapted for proper nutrition and even weight loss!
Brownies are a great alternative to fatty and caloric desserts, because it is made exclusively from healthy products.
Brownies are often based on vegetable or fruit puree, which helps reduce the caloric content of the finished dessert as much as possible. And the use of low-fat cottage cheese in the recipe makes this dessert also a source of protein, which is just necessary if you want to lose extra pounds. You can even add protein to this dessert if you want.
Also, instead of sugar, which has a lot of calories, our recipes use only natural sweeteners, such as stevia, agave syrup, honey.
This diet brownie will be a real salvation for a sweet tooth on a diet and will decorate not only the diet table!
This dessert recipe is ideal not only for those who adhere to a proper diet and want to lose extra weight. With no dairy ingredients or even eggs, this dessert is perfect for vegetarians and vegans. In addition, the recipe itself is quite simple to make.
400 grams of pumpkin puree. For the basis of our brownies we will use pumpkin. This vegetable is ideal for weight loss, since it contains a minimum of calories. In 100 grams of pumpkin there are only 25 calories. In addition, pumpkin is rich in fiber, which improves gastrointestinal function. Pre-cook the pumpkin and beat it in a blender. The puree should not be liquid. Boil the pumpkin in a small amount of water.
100 grams of dates. We will use them instead of sugar and sweeteners. Do not forget to peel them from the seeds and chop them. This is best done in a blender.
100 grams of peanuts. To add a little nutty flavor to our diet brownies, we will use peanuts. Grind it to a state of fine crumbs.
2 ripe bananas. Grind them to a state of puree.
100 grams of natural cocoa. To give brownies a chocolate flavor, we will use only natural cocoa, without added sugar and other harmful additives.
Now just mix all the prepared ingredients in one container. Do not worry if your batter is too thick, you can always add a little water. Bake the brownies in an oven preheated to 180 degrees. Check that the dessert is ready with a toothpick. On average you will need about 30 minutes.
You can also make a diet brownie based on a fruit puree. In this case, we will use apple puree.
The mashed potatoes are 200 grams of apples. You can make it yourself or buy ready-made. Baby apple puree is ideal, especially since many manufacturers do not add sugar there, and this is what we need. In 100 grams of applesauce there are only 68 calories, so you can not worry about your figure.
100 grams of flour. We will use two kinds of flour in this recipe – rice flour and flax flour. We will take 70 grams of rice flour and 30 grams of flax flour. You can change these proportions if you wish. Remember that flax flour is an excellent source of vegetable protein and omega 3 amino acids.
Sweetener. You can use any sweetener you like.
25 grams of cocoa. Do not forget to use only natural cocoa. Then your diet brownies will taste more chocolatey and have fewer calories!
1 teaspoon of baking powder.
At the very beginning, beat the eggs with whatever sweetener you want. Then add apple puree to the egg mixture. Stir thoroughly. We have a brownie base. Mix flour with cocoa and baking powder in a separate bowl. Add the apple mixture to the flour and mix together. Place the brownies in a silicone baking dish and bake for 20-30 minutes at 170-180 degrees!
Low calorie brownies
You can make a dessert with a minimum of calories and a maximum of benefits with cottage cheese. This is the perfect recipe if you want to add as much protein to your diet as possible.
120 grams of cottage cheese. Use low-fat cottage cheese, 100 grams of this product contains only about 70 calories and 16 grams of protein! It is best to take a little wet cottage cheese, then the dessert will be juicier. In this case, cottage cheese is the low-calorie base of our brownie.
4 tablespoons rice flour. Rice flour is best instead of wheat flour, it contains more nutrients and is ideal for baking cakes and desserts.
4 tablespoons of cocoa. You can use nonfat cocoa, then you’ll make your brownie even lower in calories. Either way, make sure there is no sugar in the cocoa.
1 teaspoon of baking powder.
Any sweetener you like.
The cooking process itself is very simple. First we beat the egg with the sweetener, then we put the cottage cheese and mix thoroughly. Mix the flour with the cocoa and baking powder in another container and combine with the curd mass. Bake the brownies in an oven heated to 180 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
Brownies in the microwave
If you don’t have time to bake, but don’t want to break your diet, you can always make a dessert in a few minutes with a recipe in the microwave. Yes, yes, you didn’t mishear that! Just a few minutes – and a delicious and healthy brownie is ready!
3 tablespoons oat flakes. To make our dessert really dietary, we’ll skip the usual wheat flour and replace it with oat flakes. This way we will get more nutrients and fiber, which promotes weight loss.
Two teaspoons of cocoa. We will use non-fat cocoa to make a diet brownie. Since our brownie is made without sugar, make sure there is no sugar in the cocoa.
3 tablespoons milk. You can use low-fat milk.
Natural sweetener. In this recipe we will use honey, but you can also choose another substitute.
1/3 teaspoon of baking powder.
Just mix all the ingredients and mix thoroughly. It is better to do it with a whisk for one minute. Then pour the mixture into a cup or silicone mold and put it in the microwave for 2-3 minutes. Depending on the power of your microwave, the cooking time may vary. The main thing is not to overcook the brownie, or it will become rubbery.
This version of brownies would also make a perfect diet breakfast for those who want to indulge in a healthy dessert.
Brownies with banana on stevia
One of the most popular sweeteners in baking is stevia. Here is a recipe for brownies with stevia.
You will need:
150 ml of kefir. Instead of the usual milk in this recipe, we will use kefir, it is also ideal for baking brownies.
120 grams of rice flour. If desired, you can add another type of flour.
2 ripe bananas. You should soften them with a fork beforehand.
30 grams of natural cocoa.
Stevia. To avoid confusion about how much stevia to put in, remember that 1 teaspoon of sugar is 6-8 drops of liquid stevia, ¼ teaspoon of stevia powder or the tip of a knife of stevioside.
½ teaspoon of leavening agent.
The first step is to separate the yolks from the whites. To the yolks add the stevia, mashed bananas. Mix everything. In a separate container mix flour, baking powder and cocoa. Mix the flour with the banana mixture. At the very end we add whipped egg whites.
Pour into a baking dish and bake in an oven at 180 degrees for 30 minutes.
Zucchini Brownie Recipe
While pumpkin is often used in making sweet desserts, it can be hard to imagine zucchini as a brownie base. But not in our case! Surprisingly, you can even make a low-calorie brownie with zucchini!
300 grams of zucchini. In this recipe, we will use the zucchini variety of zucchini. They taste more delicate and have a nice flavor and consistency. There are only 16 calories in 100 grams of zucchini! The zucchini should be peeled and grated on a medium grater beforehand.
½ teaspoon of baking powder and the same amount of baking soda.
1 tablespoon natural cocoa for a chocolate flavor.
1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Can be substituted for any other oil.
½ cup rice flour.
½ cup oat flakes. This way we replace the flour and add even more fiber and nutrients to our brownies. The cereal should be ground beforehand.
Any sweetener you like.
First, whip the egg with the sweetener and butter. In a separate container mix flour, oatmeal, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda. Add the egg mixture and flour to the grated zucchini. Mix everything thoroughly and put it in a mold. Bake for about 30 minutes at 180 degrees.
Brownies with beets
Another unusual and low-calorie brownie recipe that is made with beets. Quite an unusual solution, nevertheless you will taste like a real dessert!
200 grams of boiled beets. You should wash and peel the beets and boil them until they are completely cooked. This ingredient is great for dietary eating, as it contains only 43 calories in 100 grams, but beets contain a lot of fiber and nutrients. It is good to include it in your diet for gastrointestinal problems.
3 tablespoons of rice flour. If you wish, you can replace the flour with other flour, but baking with rice flour turns out more delicate, and since this is a dessert, this flour is perfect.
Any sweetener. Put it to your liking, be sure to taste it as you make it so you get a really sweet dessert.
5-6 tablespoons milk. Use low-fat milk, you can replace it with any vegetable milk if you want.
3 tablespoons natural cocoa.
½ teaspoon of any baking powder.
To make this brownie, you need to whip the beets, eggs, and sweetener in a blender. Then add the flour, cocoa, baking powder and milk. If the milk is not enough, you can add more. Spread out on a baking sheet and put it in the oven! After 30 minutes, enjoy a diet brownie!
Brownies with cherries
A great diet brownie without using flour or sugar can be made with cherries. You will need the following ingredients to make this recipe:
100 grams of cherries. You can use both fresh cherries and frozen cherries. There are only 23 calories in 100 grams of cherries.
60 grams of bran. In this recipe, we use bran instead of flour and oat flakes. This product is rich in fiber and promotes weight loss. However, if you have gastrointestinal problems, it is better not to use bran, and replace it with oat flakes or rice flour.
40 grams of cocoa. It is best to use non-fat cocoa, it contains much fewer calories.
4 bags of fitparad. Can be replaced by any other substitute.
80 ml of any milk.
Eggs whipped with sugar substitute, add milk, bran and cocoa. We mix everything thoroughly. Cherries are placed in a form (if you want, you can also add some berries to the batter) and pour the batter on top. Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes at 180 degrees.