Chocolate brownies

Chocoholics will be pleased to learn that these brownies might be lower in both fat and sugar than traditional brownies, but they’re just as rich and satisfying. 

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- Reduced sugar


100g Waitrose continental plain chocolate, chopped
35g Truvia calorie-free sweetener (stevia granules)
50g light brown muscovado 
1 tbsp instant cofee granules
1 large egg

100ml buttermilk

50g essential Waitrose mayonnaise
25g Green & Black’s organic cocoa powder
75g Duchy Originals from Waitrose organic brown self-raising flour
1⁄2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 


1. Heat the oven to 190°C, gas mark 5. Melt three-quarters of the chocolate in a large heatproof bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water. Remove from the heat and stir in the sweetener, muscovado sugar and cofee granules. Set aside to cool slightly.

2In a small bowl, beat together the egg, buttermilk and mayonnaise, then stir into the cooled chocolate mixture. Scatter in the remaining chopped chocolate. Sift over the cocoa powder, flour and bicarbonate of soda, and gently stir together.

3. Pour into a lined, 20cm square tin and bake for 25 minutes, until just firm. Turn of the oven, open the door and leave to cool completely. Gently turn out and remove the paper. Cut into 20 squares.

Cook's tip
Stevia is a natural sweetener derived from the leaves of the stevia plant. It has a very low calorie count and is much sweeter than sugar. In this recipe, we’ve replaced 100g sugar with 35g Truvia sweetener. Other forms of stevia, such as crystals or cubes, vary in sweetness per gram and cannot be interchanged with the granules used here.

Chocolate brownies
  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 30 minutes
  • Total time: 50 minutes 50 minutes

Makes: 20

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 351.456kJ
Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 1.9g
Carbohydrate 7.9g
Sugars 4.5g
Protein 1.8g
Salt 0.2g
Fibre 0.5g

Per brownie

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This recipe was first published in Thu Aug 27 14:14:00 BST 2015.