Low-Fat Brownies – guest post from A Little Bit of Everything

So far, this week of guest posting has been amazing and today we have one more awesome blogger and recipe. I have often felt that The Black Peppercorn is a little light on desserts. Sure, I did a bunch of baking during the Christmas season, but other than those, my sweet section on the blog has been somewhat sparse.

Well, Roxana has come to help me out. I am so excited to have her here as a guest blogger! If you do not know Roxana, you have been missing out. She is a baking queen. Seriously, she is. Her website, A Little Bit of Everything, is jam packed with incredible recipes. If you are a chocoholic – going to her site might be deadly. She has a wide selection of breads, cookies, and even a bunch of gluten free recipes.

So without delay… Take it away Roxana!

Low fat brownies

Hello Steve’s loyal and wonderful readers. For those of you that don’t know me I’m Roxana, the baker, writer and photographer behind A little bit of everything / Roxana’s Home Baking. I have a passion for baking, especially bread and chocolate goodies. I have a home-schooled two-year old who keeps me going all day long. Almost all the recipes on my blog require a preheated oven and lately I’ve been experimenting with vegan and gluten-free baking. So far I can’t complain, but from time to time you’ll see me whipping up pounds of butter and dozen of eggs in my baked goodies.

Thank you Steve for allowing me to guest post on your beautiful blog. I’m happy to be here today sharing one of my favorite guilt-less (wish I could say guilt-free) brownies.

Low fat brownies

My daughter didn’t care much for chocolate until recently and now, all day her requests are chocolate cake or chocolate cake. Explaining a two year old chocolate cake for dinner is not appropriate is not an easy job, but sure is fun. I was left with two choices, either I stay firm and no chocolate cake what-so-ever or I pull out some tricks and make a chocolate cake to enjoy after those broccoli disappear from the plate.

These brownies are loaded with mashed bananas to keep them moist and also to reduce the amount of sugar. The egg whites keep them fluffy and the oat bran and whole wheat pastry flour add to the daily grain servings. Did I mention they are butter and egg yolk free?

Low fat brownies

Some people like their brownie fudge-y, some like it cake-y. These are a combo between the two. Although no chocolate is called for, the cocoa powder gives is a nice brown color. They are delicious plain or served with some fresh fruit for a more colorful plate.

If you have a chocolate lover at home or if you’re one but you don’t want to add some extra calories to your diet, this is your go-to recipe.

Make these brownies! They are so totally worth those 15 more minutes at the gym!

Low fat brownies

Low Fat Brownies


1/3 cup (1 oz/28 grams) cocoa powder

3/4 cup (150 grams) raw sugar

1/3 cup (80 ml) fat-free milk

2 cups mashed bananas (about 4 ripe bananas )

5 eggs whites lightly beaten with a pinch of salt

3/4 cup (100 grams) oat bran

3/4 cup (90 grams) whole wheat pastry flour

1 tsp baking powder


Heat the oven to 350F. Line a 11X7 baking pan with parchment paper (I prefer the pan lining paper from Reynolds). Set aside.

In a mixing bowl sift together the whole wheat flour with cocoa. Add the sugar, oat bran, baking powder. In another bowl mix the milk with the bananas and egg whites. Slowly fold them into the dry ingredients.

Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for about 35 minutes. Cool completely in the pan before slicing. Dust with powder sugar before serving (optional).


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  • Gosh, these brownies look good and light and good and beautiful and good and seductive and good and…….

  • Nice alternative to applesauce brownies, and they look so moist!

  • Hi Steve,
    Thank you for posting the Low-Fat Brownies recipe.
    I’ve been looking for this recipe since forever! LOL. 😀
    I’d like to invite you to submit the pictures of your Low-Fat Brownies to http://www.foodporn.net so other chefs can make the same creation. 🙂
    You know it’s fun to make others hungry. 😀
    Can’t wait for your recipe. 😀

  • Hi Steve! I came here from Roxana’s blog. She’s a very good friend of mine and I’m glad that she guest posted here so I got to know your blog. Nice to meet you! Roxana, your brownies look amazingly delicious. I’ve never made low fat desserts but I totally should so that I can actually eat and don’t feel bad about it (still on diet…). 😀 Great guest post!

  • Hola Steve, coming over from Roxana’s blog. Loving your space!! the brownies look wonderful! great feature!!

  • What a nice healthier version of brownies – love these low-fat brownies Roxana came up with.

  • It is really important to know weather the food that we eat is low fat or not. Excessive eating of foods that are more on fats may cause obesity. Thanks a lot for sharing this!

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