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.
- 2 eggs
- 75 g brown sugar (1/3 cup firmly packed)
- 9.85 ml instant coffee granules
- 29.58 ml cocoa powder
- 14.79 ml water
- 14.79 ml olive oil
- 40 g low-fat dairy-free margarine (melted)
- 40 g wholemeal self-rising flour (1/4 cup)
- 45 g dark chocolate chips (1/4 cup)
- 4.92 ml cocoa powder (extra)
- 9.85 ml icing sugar
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius (160 degrees for fan forced ovens).
- Grease 19cm square pan, line base and sides with baking paper, extending paper 5cm above two opposing sides of pan.
- Using electric mixer, beat eggs and sugar in small bowl until thick and creamy.
- Transfer to a medium bowl.
- Blend coffee and cocoa with the water and oil in a small bowl until smooth, stir in spread (margarine).
- Fold cocoa mixture into egg mixture.
- Fold flour and chock bits and pour into prepared pan.
- Bake uncovered for about 25 minutes or until brownie is firm to the touch.
- Stand 30 minutes; turn onto wire rack.
- Slice and serve dusted with sifted combined cocoa powder and icing sugar and low fat ice cream if desired.
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.
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 :)
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!