Chocolate and walnut brownies

Preparation time:
15 mins (+ 25 mins cooling)
Cooking time:
20 mins
24 (1 per serve: as an occasional snack
These will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.


Cooking spray
160g (1 cup, lightly packed) dark-brown
sugar (sugar substitute is not suitable)
70g (2⁄3 cup) cocoa powder, sifted
200g low-fat vanilla yoghurt
140g tub unsweetened apple purée
50g egg
2 eggwhites (from 50g eggs)
75g (½ cup) self-raising flour
55g (1⁄3 cup) wholemeal self-raising flour
100g walnuts, finely chopped


1. Preheat oven to 150°C (fan-forced). Spray a 4cm-deep, 16cm x 26cm (base measurement) slab pan with cooking spray. Line base with baking paper, allowing paper to overhang the sides.

2. Put the sugar, cocoa powder, yoghurt and apple purée in a small saucepan. Whisk over a low heat until the sugar dissolves and mixture is well combined. Set aside for 10 minutes to cool slightly.

3. Add egg and eggwhites to the sugar mixture. Whisk well to combine. Add

the flours and mix until well combined. Pour into slab pan. Sprinkle the walnuts over, pushing in slightly.

4. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until just set. Set aside in the pan for 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Cut into 24 pieces to serve.

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  1. Merindah10:40pm Wednesday 12th March 2014 ESTReport Abuse

    Does anyone know how many carb exchanges one of these is?

  2. Christine Chipman09:13pm Thursday 21st November 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Haven't you seen the low GI sugar available in the supermarkets yet? Also, diabetics can eat some sugar, but only in small amounts. Something like this would be fine if you limit yourself to one!

  3. Christine Chipman09:10pm Thursday 21st November 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Does anyone know where you buy the apple puree required for this recipe? I've never seen it on the shelf with the canned fruit. Hugs Christine

  4. Deborah10:36pm Thursday 14th November 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    This recipe has SUGAR in it. Diabetics can't eat sugar. Or don't the yahoo writers/compilers know that either.

  5. Graham06:30pm Thursday 14th November 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Thanks, will give this a go before I criticise it to hell. Being Diabetic, I know how to tweak a recipe, so as others eat my cooking without knowing that it is diabetes friendly. Maybe some of you who are so quick to have a go at others and recipes ideas, may become nicer people if you ate better.

  6. The Skud07:16pm Monday 07th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    To Prof - Certainly there is! If only to P off the 'other half' when they are going Vegan or dieting (or both). They naturally want you to be as miserable as they claim not to be.

  7. Glib01:42pm Monday 07th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Is there one good reason to make this & eat it?


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