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!
- 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
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.
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder and salt, stirring together to mix.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the egg, egg whites, sugar, apple sauce, oil and vanilla essence.
Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture, stirring until just blended. Take care not to over mix, or the brownies will not rise.
Transfer the cake mixture to the baking pan and sprinkle with the walnuts.
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.
Cool in the tin for 15 mins, then cut into 12 rectangles.
Top tip for making Weight Watchers brownies
If you don't have a non stick pan, it is advisable to line your tin with greaseproof paper.