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Better brownies_Weight Watchers
Better brownies_Weight Watchers
  • Serves: 12

  • Prep time:

    plus 15 mins cooling
  • Cooking time:

  • Total time:

  • Skill level: Bit of effort

These Weight Watchers brownies are delicious! The perfect low-fat dessert or guilt-free treat with a cuppa. These brownies are easy to make and tasty too. These Weight Watchers brownies are sweetened with apple sauce and flavoured with cocoa powder, making them a big treat with little calories. This recipe makes 12 generous sized brownies. To make a batch of brownies it will take 40 mins to prepare and cook. Sunflower oil and apple sauce make these brownies lower in sugar and fat. Add a rich chocolate flavour and you've got one delicious batch of brownies. No one will ever know they're guilt-free!

Ingredients

  • Low fat cooking spray
  • 75g (2 3/4oz) self raising flour
  • 50g (1 3/4oz) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 175g (6oz) caster sugar
  • 6 tbsp unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 tbsp sunflour oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 15g (1/2oz) chopped walnuts

If you don't have a non stick pan, it is advisable to line your tin with greaseproof paper.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4/180oc/fan oven 160oc. Spray a 20cm (8 inch) square non stick baking pan with the low fat cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder and salt, stirring together to mix.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the egg, egg whites, sugar, apple sauce, oil and vanilla essence.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture, stirring until just blended. Take care not to over mix, or the brownies will not rise.
  5. Transfer the cake mixture to the baking pan and sprinkle with the walnuts.
  6. Bake in the centre of the oven until just set- about 25 mins. A toothpick or skewer inserted in the centre of the cake should come out clean.
  7. Cool in the tin for 15 mins, then cut into 12 rectangles.
Weight Watchers points per serving: 2
Weight Watchers points per recipe:
26 1/2

This recipe is taken from Weight Watchers Cook Smart Baking, available from Amazon

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Leanne Whittle

Hi, i have worked these out for the Weight Watchers ProPoints as 4 ProPoints per serving, (47 ProPoints for the whole mix). I worked them out using Asda branded ingredients and replaced the chopped walnuts with chopped mixed nuts. Hope this helps x

Sue Hobbs

I worked the calories out as 141cal per portion a 12th of the recipe

Katy goodtoknow Recipes

Hi all, we are in touch with WeightWatchers about updating all its recipes on goodtoknow with ProPoints - as soon as we have them we'll update the site. Unfortunately all its recipes only come with Points values rather than fat and calorie counts.

Toffeeapple

How many pro points do these work out at each?

BendyWendy

Do you have any idea how many calories and how much fat they contain? I don't understand the point system. Thanks.

Lynn

Trying these tonight! Will see if the kids enjoy them, too, because that would save me having to make a kiddie batch and a grown-up batch!

Alaina - Recipes editor

Hi Stephen, Thanks for your comment. While the brownies do have sugar in them, they count for 2 Weight Watchers points per portion. They are not calorie-free, but merely have "little calories" compared to a standard brownie recipe.

stephen

Quote:- These Weight Watchers brownies are sweetened with apple sauce and flavoured with cocoa powder, making them a big treat with little calories. Oh yea!!!!!! Sweetened with "unsweetened apple sauce"????????????? and "175g of caster sugar"??????????..........so no calories there then are you sure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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