Chocolate Brownie (Diabetic)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is from the Australian Women's Weekly Diabetes Cookbook. Thought those with a sweet tooth may enjoy. Please note this recipe is worked out in metric cup measurements. Per brownie 303kj (73cal); 3.8g fat (0.6g saturated fat); 4.7g carbohydrate; 0.2g fibre; medium GI.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius (160 degrees for fan forced ovens).
  2. Grease 19cm square pan, line base and sides with baking paper, extending paper 5cm above two opposing sides of pan.
  3. Using electric mixer, beat eggs and sugar in small bowl until thick and creamy.
  4. Transfer to a medium bowl.
  5. Blend coffee and cocoa with the water and oil in a small bowl until smooth, stir in spread (margarine).
  6. Fold cocoa mixture into egg mixture.
  7. Fold flour and chock bits and pour into prepared pan.
  8. Bake uncovered for about 25 minutes or until brownie is firm to the touch.
  9. Stand 30 minutes; turn onto wire rack.
  10. Slice and serve dusted with sifted combined cocoa powder and icing sugar and low fat ice cream if desired.
Most Helpful

4 5

This was moist but more cake than brownie. I loved the coffee but used normal flour. They were greatly enjoyed and cut and kept well.

4 5

These are pretty good for being low-fat and low sugar. Very moist, but I think next time I will use all-purpose flour rather than wholemeal (which I assume is the same as whole wheat?) Didn't care for the texture of the whole wheat. I liked the coffee flavor and may increase the amount next time. I skipped the "dusting" step because I used these as a base for some no sugar added/low-fat ice cream. Thank you, btw, for the cup measurements in parentheses :)

4 5

I too would reduce the coffee in this... but the Scout leaders for whom this was a gift are true Dutch and love their coffee, so know your recipients LOL. I took the photo at home so didn't dust it with icing sugar/coffee until after I had transported it (and then realised I'd forgotten to bring the camera for the extra photo). Chocolate chips are very hard to find here so I blitzed some dark chocolate in the food processor into pieces and it went well. Please see my Rating System: 4 excellent stars for an easy to make recipe that will disappear fast. Thanks!