Mom Knows Best : Blonde Brownies Made The Low Fat Way

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Blonde Brownies Made The Low Fat Way

    My 14 year old son loves to bake. He wanted to make brownies the other day and started searching online for recipes. He found a recipe for blonde brownies at While the fat grams were only 7 grams in the recipe, I knew that he could cut out some of the butter and chocolate chips and still make it taste good but be lower in fat. The recipe called for 3/4 cups butter and 2 cups of chocolate chips. My son only put 1/2 cup of butter and 1 cup of chocolate chips in the brownie recipe and the result was delicious. The brownies were full of flavor and were chewy just like regular brownies but lower in fat. I love when I can make a favorite treat for my family with less fat.

Blonde Brownies


2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cups  Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels


PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease a 9 x 13-inch  pan.

COMBINE flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Beat sugar and butter in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract; gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels. Spread into prepared pan.

BAKE for 30 to 35 minutes or until top is golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack. 

I love experimenting with recipes and I find that with most recipes you can cut out a 1/3 of the butter and it still tastes great. Here is another recipe for low fat chocolate chip cookies that I love to make.

Do you have any favorite recipes that are low fat?


  1. Yum...those brownies look good. I only recently discovered just how tasty blonde brownies can be.

  2. Oooh yum! I am always looking for great recipes where I can feel good about eating it!!

  3. Yum! Thanks for sharing! I think I will be making a batch of blonde brownies this weekend.

  4. Thanks for sharing. These look really yummy and super easy to make

  5. What a great low-fat recipe. I love blonde brownies, but always worry about the ingredients in them

  6. I just left a comment but it disappeared...This recipe looks amazing. I am going to have to try it! :)

  7. These look delish! Thanks for reducing the calories !

  8. Did you save me one? These look great!!

  9. Mmmmm.... brownies. They look so tasty! Nice job.

  10. Blondies are one of my favorite treats! So great that you took out some of the butter and still had delicious results!

  11. I love that your son loves to bake and that you are teaching him how to adjust a recipe to make it his own. I would love to try this recipe, it sounds delicious.


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