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Chocolate Brownie recipe - light

chocolate brownie recipe - light



Who doesn't love a rich, fudgy chocolate brownie? Enjoy this irresistible lighter version of everybody's favourite dessert.

Bonus: treat yourself to a guilty pleasure at half the calories!

Light Chocolate Brownies

Ingredients:
90 g dark chocolate, 80% cocoa, chopped
¾ cup (90 g) plain flour 
25 g cocoa powder
½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
150 g coconut sugar (or other brown sugar)
½ teaspoon instant coffee granules
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons buttermilk or keffir
3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

 

Directions:
Preheat oven to 180'C (350'F). 

Melt the chocolate and cool slightly. Transfer to a large bowl. 

Stir the sugar and instant coffee into the cooled chocolate, add vanilla extract and buttermilk. 

Beat in the egg and coconut oil until just smooth and glossy. 

Sift together the flour, cocoa powder and  bicarbonate of soda. Gently fold in with a spatula, don't overmix.

Line a 20cm square x 5cm deep cake tin (8 x 2 inches) with baking paper. 

Pour the mixture into the tin. Spread evenly.

Bake for 30 minutes. Skewer inserted in the middle should come out with just a few moist crumb sticking to it. Leave in the tin until completely cooled. 
Once cooled, place onto a board, remove the baking paper, cut into 12 squares. 

  

Makes 12 squares

Per square:
185 calories
22 g carbohydrate / of which 16g sugar
12g fat
3.2g protein
2g fibre



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