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How to Make Low-Calorie, Low-Fat Brownies – CHOW Tip

How to Make Low-Calorie, Low-Fat Brownies – CHOW Tip



Brownies are one of life’s great pleasures. In this CHOW Tip Marisa Churchill, author of Sweet & Skinny, shares a few easy ingredient substitutions so that indulging in brownies doesn’t necessarily mean having to indulge in bigger pants.

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TRANSCRIPT
Most people don’t think that brownies and healthy are two words that go together but with a few simple substitutions, brownies can be a nice and healthy treat. Replace some of the oil in the brownie recipe with yogurt. Replace the whole eggs with egg whites. Use cocoa powder in place of regular chocolate. Reduce the sugar by replacing up to º cup with several tablespoons of a natural sweetener. Heat the oil until it’s slightly above body temperature. Remove the oil from the heat and stir in your sugar, your sugar substitute, your vanilla extract, and your yogurt. Once combined, stir in your cocoa powder until you have a nice thick paste. Whisk your egg whites until they’re slightly foamy and fold them into the brownie batter. Add in the flour and, if you want, a few chocolate chips at the end. Spread the batter evenly into the 9X9 inch baking pan and place them into the oven for about fifteen minutes or until a crust is formed on the top but they’re still slightly gooey in the center. This brownie only has eight grams of fat and 130 calories compared to the average brownie which has about fifteen grams of fat and a whopping 300 calories.

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42 Comments

  1. Crystal Nguyen

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Wow. I just tried this today and it was very good!! Definitely fixed the chocolate crave.

  2. Suresh Tyata

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

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  3. MaRaTheMeyvn

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    It's not the fat that makes brownies unhealthy, it's the sugar and the starch. So just replace all the sugar with sugar substitute and the flour with finely ground nuts.

  4. Becca Perrin

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

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    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

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  6. Marla Singer

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    gross

  7. GeneticWarfare

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    ah fuck! It's not bodybuilding brownie 🙁

  8. Ash

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Eeewwww

  9. 720 Zone

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    The editing in this video is excellent, I love how it moves so quickly through each step.

  10. DrScience18

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    (guy who knows nothing about nutrition)

  11. Ivana Gump

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Curdly cottage cheese in brownies. Gross. I'll stick with the yoghurt. Or low fat sour crème, it would taste like a sour cream donut

  12. NaturalMuscularity

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    whats the macro's??

  13. Valence

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    get rid of the sugar and yogurt- use a natural sugar like stevia or eythritol. Yogurt – use cottage cheeese instead for protein punch. There you go 🙂

  14. Zoo rave

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Nice half the sugar with a natural sweetener, SUGAR IS NATURAL YOU BITCH

  15. MrSchmupps

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    This bitch doesn't seem to know anything about science.

  16. Uma Isselée

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    yogurt sorry not yogurrt

  17. Uma Isselée

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    what sort of yogurrt

  18. Onirama

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    proteinpow[.]com has some great low fat/low calories/low carb etc etc recipes

  19. si296868

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    did you see how thin they were? That looks like half the regular size to me…

  20. MaRaTheMeyvn

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    But the yolk is the most nutritious part of the egg! Besides, many studies have shown that fat is actually healthy but flour and sugar are the most unhealthy.
    So just replace sugar with Stevia and use ground nuts instead of flour. Ta-daa!

  21. John Harrison

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    yeah but on previous episode, you, chow, said using choco powder is wrong. HMM OK.

  22. BeefAndPumpkinSoup

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    chow promoting healthy recipes is like paula deen coming up with "101 things you should know about fixin' your car, ya'll"

  23. RosalieClark

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    These look disgusting!

  24. ThixWhix

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    for a low calorie , low fat and a southern kick of brownies soak the brownies on doritos consomme about an hour and its good to go!

  25. Mickey Mann

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    0:37 stir the cum until its of a frothy nature

  26. Shahad Almugren

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    What's the deal with doritos?

  27. marart

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    OR YOU JUST EAT A REGULAR BROWNIE AND WORK YOUR ASS OF AT THE GYM

  28. legoinaboat1

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    I feel like the word healthy is tossed around a lot. These brownies, full of saturated fat and refined sugars, are definitely not healthy.

  29. Trigga X

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    i want a brownie now

  30. muncher541

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    The average brownie is also about 3 times thicker then that piece of shit. So basically your eating less brownie, and eating less calories. Wow, I'm blown away by the geniuses at Chow. Bravo.

  31. Bat Man

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    These Chow Brownies vs the Easy Chow Brownies Recipe….

  32. iceloop26

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    I'd probably end up eating three of those instead of one brownie .. better solution .. eat a brownie and take a walk or excersise.

  33. SkinnyBill

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Can I substitute the oil for Doritos™ consommé to give a southwestern kick?

  34. Nicolas

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Or you can just, you know, not eat brownies.

  35. MsZzzzz5

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Yeah, they're half the calories, but they're also half the size. Those things are itty bitty

  36. RuckaInc

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    They look like shit.

  37. Gezo

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    I Inject Doritos Consomme into my bloodstream.

  38. fibreoptik

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Thumbs up if you would tap Marisa's tight butt

  39. fibreoptik

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    @omgitsjulian

    Right. Because you know you will be able to just eat HALF a BROWNIE. Ok. Sure.

  40. MusicNGames4Life

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    @GnatTwo exactly 🙂 hehe brownies are made be high fat and high calorie 🙂 it makes it even better

  41. Francocrs

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Or you could use dorito consomme instead of eggwhites for that southwestern zing!

  42. tepidtamale

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    No consomme in the top comment? better make one.

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