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Nutrition information
Serving: 1 mini brownie (24 grams)
Servings per recipe: 36
Calories: 58 (8 from fat)
Cholesterol: 2 milligrams
Fat: 1 grams (1 saturated fat, 0 trans fats)
Protein: 1 grams
Sodium: 55 milligrams 
Total carbohydrate: 13 grams (1 fiber, 9 sugars)

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Low fat brownies

Pop one of these sweet treats into your mouth, and you'll feel like you're cheating on that low fat diet. (But you're really not.)


Cooking spray
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 egg whites
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Coat mini muffin pans with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Sift together cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat melted butter, egg whites and sugar until just blended. Then stir in applesauce and vanilla.
  5. Stir in combined flour mixture until blended.
  6. Spoon 1 tablespoon of batter in each muffin cup.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Let cool for 15 minutes and remove from pan.
  9. Store brownies in an air tight container. (Do not refrigerate.)


Source: Abbott Northwestern Hospital Nutrition Services Department

First published: 02/27/2008
Last updated: 03/11/2011

Reviewed by: Allina Health's Patient Education Department