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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

No Sugar Brownies

That's right these Brownies have NO SUGAR and are still delicious, so go ahead Splurge
You're going to like them They really have less than 50 calories per brownie

What you need:
3/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt (if you use plain, add 1 tsp vanilla)
1/4 cup skim milk
1/2 cup Cocoa powder
1/2 cup Old fashioned rolled oats (like Quaker)
1/2 cup Truvia (or any natural/stevia based sweetener that pours like sugar)
1 egg
1/3 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 pinch salt

how to make it:
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Grease a square baking dish (I used 8”x8”). Combine all ingredients into a food processor or a blender, and blend until smooth (about 1 minute). Pour into the prepared dish and bake for about 15 minutes. Allow to cool completely before cutting into 9 large squares.
Here are some other Low Sugar or Sugar Free Brownie Recipes for you to try that I have found and added for different types of Brownies that contain low sugar or No Sugar!!
Sugar Free Brownies

"These are just what a diabetic needs to fill a sweet tooth but no sugar is added!"

Original recipe makes 25 squares
 1/2 cup margarine
 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
 2 eggs
 1 cup granular sucrolose sweetener (such as Splenda®)
 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
 1/8 teaspoon salt
 1/4 cup skim milk
 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

 1 (1.4 ounce) package sugar free, chocolate fudge flavored instant pudding
 1 cup skim milk


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8x8 inch pan.
In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt margarine and cocoa together, stirring occasionally until smooth. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. In a large bowl, beat eggs until frothy. Stir in the sucrolose sweetener. Combine the flour and salt; stir into the egg mixture then mix in the cocoa and margarine. Finally stir in the 1/4 cup of milk and if desired, the walnuts. Pour into the prepared pan.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted into the center, comes out clean. To make frosting, Mix together the sugar free chocolate pudding mix and 1 cup skim milk using an electric mixer. Mix for about two minutes or until thick. Spread over cooled brownies before cutting into squares.
Skinny Brownies

Yield: 16 (2-inch) brownies
Low calorie fudge brownies with wholesome ingredients like wheat flour, olive oil and honey.


non-stick olive oil cooking spray
2/3 cup mild honey like clover or orange blossom
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder like Ghiardelli
1/2 cup white whole-wheat flour like King Arthur Flour
1/4 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 egg, at room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment and spray with olive oil.
Measure the honey into a deep-sided small bowl and microwave on high power 45 seconds. Whisk in the cocoa powder and let cool.
Meanwhile in a small bowl whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together.
In a large bowl whisk applesauce, oil, egg, and vanilla together until well combined. Whisk in the cooled honey-cocoa mixture until smooth. Add the flour mixture and stir until all the flour is incorporated. Stir in the walnuts and chocolate chips if using.
Add the batter to the prepared pan and spread out evenly. Bake until the surface looks dry around the edges and a toothpick in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs clinging to it, about 25 minutes or 30 minutes if you added walnuts and chocolate chips. Don't over bake.
Cool the pan on a wire rack. Once cool refrigerate for 20-30 minutes. Remove the brownies using the parchment to a cutting board and slice into 16 squares. For clean cuts wipe the knife clean after each cut and dip in hot water. Store in an airtight container in a cool place 3-4 days.
86 calories each without walnuts and chocolate chips, 136 calories with walnuts and chocolate chips
Adapted from Jillian Michaels


  1. Is there supposed to be flour in this?

    1. When everything is blended together, the oats act as the flour.

  2. I live in india where people dont use applesauce. What doni use instead?

    1. do you have apples you can puree in a blender than? cut out the core first

  3. I don't have a food processor, if i made the oats into oat flour beforehand would that work the same?

  4. Hi I like the look of your first recipe my is it ok for diabetics

  5. Hi pinterest said that this recipe was only 7 calories so I am very upset to see that they are actually 50 calories. I am on a 10 calorie per day diet and I really don't appreciate being lied to. Thanks for your time.

    1. Well first of all, they do have less than 50. For you I say You can not live on 10 calories per day, so good luck on that, you would have to only drink water, eat celery and puke 3 times a day LOL I know that's a lie, and you are welcome for the precious time that I spend writing, cooking and posting.

    2. Hi Cheryl. I have a question. I made the brownies (the first recipe with yogurt), but they would not cook completely. They baked for a total of one hour and about 10 minutes and they are still wet in the middle. I'm so frustrated. Any advice??

    3. hahah who the heck lives off 10 calories per day? That's so harmful.

  6. Made, cooked for almost 30 min-still not really done. Has anyone actually tried to make these?

    1. Yes I've made them!! First off when making brownies you always time them and do not over bake, then you need to let them cool for at least an hour before cutting. They are a very low calorie dense brownie, for people who do not want or need the extra sugar but want something sweet, if you don't like them I suggest you make regular brownies, Have a nice day ;)

  7. Can pure maple syrup be used instead of honey? I have syrup but no honey!

    1. I haven't tried that so you'll have to give it a try

  8. could i use regular sugar though in place of stevia if I wanted to? Would it still taste good?

    1. If it were me, I would pick one of my other delicious brownie recipes, I have several good ones.

  9. Hi Cheyl!
    Can't wait to make the first "no sugar" brownies and take them to a dinner party tonigt :)
    They look amazing.

  10. Made the first recipe yesterday and the kids ate almost all of them (I hid 2 for my husband and myself for later)! I'm making another batch today to take to my folks. Thanks for a great recipe for those of us trying very hard to stay away from sugar but would like something sweet once in awhile without feeling too guilty! :) Have you tried adding nuts to this recipe? Yummmmmmm....

  11. What does the yogurt replace? The first recipe looks yummy. Going to make them for my husband but hoping to make them before I go out and I don't have yogurt. Lol

  12. I replaced worth butter. They were great!! My husband put a little cool whip, awesome treat.