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No-Guilt Brownies

Yes, you can watch your diet and enjoy treats, too! These healthy brownies are the perfect cure for a serious chocolate craving. —Rita Ross, Delta, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    16 brownies


  • 3 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup 1% cottage cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Place the egg whites, cottage cheese and vanilla in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Add chocolate; cover and process just until blended, about 15 seconds. Combine the sugar, flour, baking powder and salt; add to cottage cheese mixture. Cover and pulse until just moistened.
  • Spread into an 8-in. square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 20-25 minutes (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Cut into bars.
Nutrition Facts
1 brownie: 117 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 107mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • PrplMonky5
    Apr 21, 2020

    Ok, so I used my food processor instead of a blender or a stand mixer for the first part ONLY. When combining the wet and dry components, I did it manually, but I guess I must have stirred it too much? I stirred slowly and only until it was all moist, but the brownies came out dense. Despite that, they were DELICIOUS. It was like a really light fudge-y brownie. I loved these so so much. I'd love trying it with some dark chocolate chips or something next time. This is a keeper!

  • Dawn
    Feb 10, 2020

    2/7/2019: I'd prepared these brownies and used my mixer rather than a blender. I'd used 1 cup 1% low-fat cottage cheese. I'd added the melted chocolate to beaten egg white mixture and stirred just until blended and baked just 20 minutes in greased and floured 8x8" baking pan.

  • panamabb1
    Jun 21, 2019

    Surprisingly good! Quite cake-like. I am trying recipes with less fat in them, and when I saw this just knew I had to make them. I used my food processor; I think they would be tricky to get out of a blender jar as the batter is VERY thick. Don't think I will get 16 servings from this, though, as my friends and I DO love chocolate!

  • mousechief
    Jun 20, 2019

    I just made these and I had to have one warm out of the oven. I'm not much of a brownie person but these are great! They taste wonderful and chocolaty. My husband frowned at the idea of cottage cheese but wait until he tries them. He's a big chocoholic and I know he will love them. I plan on making them for a family reunion in August. Thanks for a great no guilt recipe!

  • pajamaangel
    Apr 20, 2019

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  • sgronholz
    Mar 11, 2019

    These brownies may be light on calories, but they're definitely big on flavor! I made them in my food processor rather than the blender, which worked just fine. My hubby and I both enjoyed them, and I'll definitely be making them again.

  • 0325
    Jan 28, 2019

    Brownies are scrumptious! Texture is like velvet. Little hard to get batter out of blender, but worth it!

  • Mrs.Bartolomeo
    Aug 1, 2008

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