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light brownies

Light Brownies

Jacklin Altman
Have your cake and eat it too with these lightened up brownies. Made with minimal sugar and oil and a few sneaky swaps, these brownies are rich, cakey, and just 3 WW SP each when cut into 8.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 17 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 99 kcal


  • Mixing Bowls
  • 9x5 Loaf Pan
  • Oven


  • 3/4 cup Flour all purpose
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 1/2 tsp Espresso powder
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup Unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tbsp Milk
  • 1 tbsp Smart Balance melted


  • Preheat oven to 350F and line desired baking pan with parchment paper or cooking spray. For fluffy brownies, use 9x5 loaf pan. Double recipe for 8x8.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Whisk together. until ingredients are well-combined.
  • In another mixing bowl, combine applesauce, vanilla, egg, milk, and melted Smart Balance. Pour wet ingredients into dry, and stir together until your mixture is uniform.
  • Bake at 350 for 15-18 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool before cutting (about 20 minutes). Enjoy!


Calories: 99kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 3gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 133mgPotassium: 73mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 98IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg
Keyword weight watchers, WW, dessert, brownie, chocolate, vegetarian
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