Low Calorie Banana Chocolate Brownie Recipe
If you thought this post is accompanied with pictures taken in very 'low enthusiasm', I have to admit, that you are right! They look like the half hearted attempt at taking pictures which I assure you is the way I took it. Now, the explanation behind it is another story altogether!. I have choco-monster for a friend. And she came home. Period. What? wasn't that an explanation enough? Do you even dare to assume that a choco monster would let me take pictures of a chocolate Brownie? I mean - seriously, you assume too much I say! ;) So this sweet choco-monster (I seem to have all these monsters for friends - I have one cheesecake monster, one eggo-monster and this choco-monster! I think I have some kinda monster magnetism going on about me! Umm..) suddenly is on a diet, a diet which includes avoiding chocolates too! I mention that cos I have seen her diets which commands her to abstain from so and so but somehow conveniently always includes chocolates (and lots of them I might add ;)). With such a predicament, I told her this is one brownie she is going to love. After calling me severe names I dread to publish here for the fear of young kids chancing upon it, she asked me why I am so hard on her.
Low Calorie Banana Chocolate Brownie Recipe
I said, listen to these key words - These brownies are "Simple", "Damn Easy to Make", " Low Calorie", "Practically almost fat free", "Butterless of course", "Contains fruit", "Very chewy" and in fact "Healthy for you". Then I heard words poured from heaven. Sweet words worth living a lifetime for! But they came with a price! Having done all that sales pitch (and a very successful one at that! Gee! I was not aware I had a sales limb in my body!), she sure wasn't allowing me to take my pictures, however quick and watch drooling heavily on the side. So, finally - That's my explanation for lousy pictures! Phew! That's the longest excuse you can ever hear from anyone ;) But the taste - take it from - is 'gotto to make it again' types. You will love it. I flicked this recipe from my colleague who is on an everlasting diet and looks like a million bucks even on a bad hair day! Grrrrrrrr.......
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  • Yields: Makes about 9-12 pieces
  • 5 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 tbsp superfine sugar
  • 5 tbsp low fat milk
  • 3 large bananas (slimy ripe ones work so well...)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup self-rising flour
  • 2/3 cup oat bran
  • powdered sugar for dusting, optional
* No Oat bran on hand? Substitute your fav. nuts like walnut/pecans instead for the chewiness. * Usually silken tofu as a substitute for eggs works esp. well in brownies than in any other baked products.
1. Line an 8inch square cake pan with a parchment paper. I cut out two thick strips. placed them cross wise so that its easier for me to remove the brownie later.
2. Blend the cocoa, super sugar with the milk.
3. Beat the egg whites lightly and then add it to the cocoa mixture
4. Mash the bananas well.
5. Add the banana, brown sugar and vanilla extract.
6. Sift the flour over the mixture.
7. Fold in the Oat bran.
8. Pour it into the prepared pan.
9. Bake for about 40 minutes in a preheated 350F oven, until firm.
10. Cool in the pan for about 10 minutes and then cut it out into squares.
Dust it with powdered sugar if you like and enjoy :) Low Calorie Banana Chocolate Brownie Recipe

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By shradha on Sep 21, 2010

yes.. i made this.. just that instead of using just egg whites i used full egg (3).. It looks exactly the same as shown in the pic... I sent a piece of cake home and they all loved it, my friends also loved it :)

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By Amrutha on Apr 8, 2014

great recipe :) what can be the substitute for egg?

By Sudha on Jan 21, 2014

Great recipe.! I tried it today with my girls and they liked it immensely. Made a few changes....reduced the brown sugar to 3/4 cup, added 2 full eggs instead of 5 egg whites, Added flax seeds too to increase the healthy quotient!! And added whole oats - didn't have the bran The bananas lend a wonderful flavour!! Should try this using wheat flour.

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By Wewa on Sep 16, 2013

How much applesauce would you substitute for the 5 egg whites? Thanks.....gonna bake these as soon as you let me know! LOL.. :-P

By Kelly on Jan 24, 2013

Could you use oatmeal instead of oat bran?

By VANESSA on Sep 19, 2012

This looks amazing! I want to try it, but don't have oat bran and my husband has a tree nut allergy, do walnuts won't work (for him--I LOVE walnuts in baked goods, especially brownies). So, I am wondering what else I can use? I have chia seeds and wheat germ. Would either of these work? Thanks for the lovely recipe. I'm looking forward to your reply so I can get these made :lol:

By Cheryl on Aug 25, 2012

:-? I see where others have commented on the calories per serving. I apologize for not seeing that earlier when I posted a question.

By Cheryl on Aug 25, 2012

:?: Can you tell me the calorie count per serving? Thanks so much!

By Erin on Jul 23, 2012

Hey loved the recipe just curious how many calories in a small piece?

By Heena on Jul 3, 2012

Hi, This is the first recipe I tried from ur website..though it taste quite good but if u talk about texture quite sticky..can u tell m d reason..yes I replaced Oat Bran vid Bananas..but i am sure this is not the reason...Please answer my query.Many Thanks!

I personally think it IS indeed the reason. Oat bran is dry while Bananas are wet. So when you add more wet ingredient, it naturally would be stickier. --DK

By Padhu on Feb 12, 2012

Brownie Recipe with oats sounds interesting! Eager to give a try.

By rairai on Feb 11, 2012

:-D Just made these - I had an army of frozen bananas and this recipe sounded worth a try! They are GREAT! I love the bran, and the chocolate.. and the banana keeps it all moist and dense like a brownie! So tasty!

By KD on Jan 31, 2012

Making this at the moment. Have substituted the brown sugar with Splenda as counting calories. smells yum! If cut into 9 then 153 calories each or into 12 then 115. Thanks for the recipe!

By Dawn on Dec 22, 2011

I came across your site tonight when looking for a healthier Brownie recipe... I love Bananas so this was a great fit. I ended up making my own self rising flour by adding 1/4 tsp. Salt and 1 tsp. of Baking Powder. For my milk I used Almond Milk. I also substituted Sucanat for the brown sugar... The one extra treat... I added were tiny chocolate chips (non dairy) I really love how this recipe turned out and I'm glad I found this site. Thank you very much... Dawn

By Anonymous on Nov 5, 2011

:twisted: can we take out the oat bran from the recipe? I like my brownies plain chocolatey.

By Amanda on Dec 2, 2010

Wow - I love you just for sharing this recipe! I've just made it - it's fantastic. Thank you very much!

By Julie on Sep 21, 2010

I love this recipe and if I wanted to use tofu, how much and how I can use it?

I have provided the link for making egg substitutes in the ingredients list. Pls refer :)

By Mira on Aug 10, 2010

Hi...can i make this in a microwave oven? If so at what temperature?

I dont own an M/W and hence have never tried baking in it myself. But pls do see if this post helps in this regard - http://chefinyou.com/2010/05/baking-in-microwave-convection-oven/

By KM on Jul 26, 2010

Yum! If cut into 12 servings, 137 Calories, .9 g fat, 4 g fiber; or 2 WW points. I can't wait to try these...

By Preeti on Apr 19, 2010

What can I substitute the oat barn with?...no stock in my pantry!

I have provided just below the ingredients list with the substitute preeti :) use chopped walnuts instead :) --DK

By Poonam on Apr 9, 2010

Hi The receipe looks amazing.I had a question:If we just want to make choclate brownies do we follow the same reciepe minus the bananas? Thanks Poonam

Since the recipe is built around bananas as its main ingredient I am not sure how well it will work out without them. But I have another recipe for making chocolate brownies without bananas. Will post that soon :) --DK

By Brett Sutcliffe on Apr 5, 2010

It is amazing chocolate with banana both my favorite. Thanks for sharing I will give it try.

By Cooking Foodie on Apr 4, 2010

I am a choco monster too... nothing chocolate stays in the house for more than 2 days.. be it a panful of brownies or a pint of icecream Great job on the brownies... love choco banana shakes so am sure will love these...

By CurryLeaf on Apr 3, 2010

Yum Yum.Filling and tasty brownies.Banana-Choc combo cannot be beaten

By Kiran on Apr 3, 2010

Hi, how long can I store it? Should I keep it in fridge? or is it ok to store at room temperature in air tight container? I am going out to get the ingredients now :wink:

You can Store brownies in a tightly covered container, or leave them in the pan and cover tightly with aluminum foil. I stored them covered fridge. They easily keep well for 5-7 days. They also freeze well. Thaw them before serving :)--DK

By Ann on Apr 2, 2010

:-P A healthy brownie - at last!

By Radhika Vasanth on Apr 2, 2010

Can I call this Outstanding Healthy Brownie. I will enjoy it visually and savor it virtually until I am done with my Phase 1 of South beach diet.

By Jalpa on Apr 2, 2010

Hey, its lovely and most important its so easy to make... but can you give an option instead of egg, since we are vegetarian, so cant use them...

Try using silken tofu or applesauce. It might work well for the brownies. Or just add more bananas to substitute the eggs --DK

By Srimathi on Apr 2, 2010

Whats wrong with your photos? I think they are mouth watering and makes one want to grab one from your plate. I think you have achieved what this brownie was supposed to achieve. I am amazed with people who take step-by-step photos of the recipes. I know its not an easy thing to do unless you have some one behind you to help you. Good job!

By Doli on Apr 2, 2010

What can we use instead of oat bran? I have not heard of that before..

If u live in the USA, then def. try to get your hands on the oat bran in your local health stores! Worth it for nutrition and adding amazing chewiness to your baked goods. Otherwise just substitute nuts for it since they will also provide the chewiness in this brownie :) --DK

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By Priya on Apr 2, 2010

Omg, cant take my eyes from the click..truly prefect for chocoholic person like me..drooll droolll!!

By Goveggo on Apr 1, 2010

Those are looking heavenly divya. I wish I had an oven here in india too. I do miss US and my apt. sometimes for sure.

By Divya on Apr 1, 2010

Are these the ones you talked about in your Fb status msg a while back?? I am 'trying' to be on a diet now and yes,this one's too tempting to ignore,even while on a diet!!

You have an excellent memory divs! wayyy good! yes these were the ones :) --DK

By Indhu on Apr 1, 2010

dhivyaa... I am soo going to move to California... in the house next to yours :)

By mridhu on Apr 1, 2010

I am so gonna make this... tomm! I have some ripe bananas sitting in my fruit basket was thinking of usual banana nut bread but this looks much more tempting!! u know me;)

By Madhuri on Apr 1, 2010

Dhivs, I just simply love you! This is perfect for me! I put together a new eggless, butterless 5-min MW Choc cake for a Baby Shower Im having next week and trial baked it yesterday. It turned out very well I must say. But after seeing this, I'll forget about my new cake recipe and just bake this for the girls, serve it with some ice-cream and dessert is taken care of. No one can even complain cos this is uber healthy! Big Hug for putting this one up when you did! :-D

By Cyd Delve on Apr 1, 2010

Looks like a brilliant recipe, but being diabetic, i'm a bit concerned about the sugars; can I substitute Splenda? and will soy milk work alright? thanks!!!

Having not tried it out personally, I am not sure either ways - whether it will work or be a disaster!..But it doesnt hurt to experiment...if u try, wud love to hear the feedback from you....I might do the same :) --DK

By Sailaja Damodaran on Apr 1, 2010

Delicious......can we replace with maida instead of Self rising flour?

yes you can but you will have to add some salt and soda to the batter. I have added a link to my substitute page for the flour in the ingredients list. Hope that helps :) --DK