This lighter version of classic fudge brownies still preserves all the deliciousness and fudginess of the original. Served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream is our favorite way to enjoy them!

STEP ONE – Preparations

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Line an 8-inch square metal pan with 2 pieces of aluminum foil and lightly spray with canola spray.
  3. Get out a large mixing bowl and a medium mixing bowl.
  4. Set up a cooling rack.

STEP TWO – Make the Batter


2 tablespoons unsalted butter
¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips
¾ cup all-purpose flour
⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon fine sea salt
2 tablespoons sour cream
1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg plus 1 egg white


  1. In the large mixing bowl, microwave the butter and chocolate chips for 45-60 seconds.
  2. Whisk the mixture until completely melted and let cool briefly.
  3. Add the sour cream, syrup, vanilla, and eggs and whisk until incorporated.
  4. In the medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir to incorporate without overmixing.

STEP THREE – Bake the Brownies

  1. Pour the batter into the pan and spread evenly with a spatula.
  2. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  3. Cool the brownies on the cooling rack for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove the brownies from the pan and cool for another 10 minutes.
  5. Cut the brownies into 2-inch squares and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Recommended Serving Size: 1 brownie

Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat*

* ½ a cup of vanilla ice cream adds 1 starch and 1 fat

Posted by

Nourish is all about wholesome food preparation for those with disordered eating. Our mission is to provide delicious recipes anyone can make at home, along with education and support for individuals recovering from eating disorders and their caregivers.

14 thoughts on “Brownies

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s