Chocolate Brownies

A Scrumptious Dessert Minus the Sinful Calories

GMA Recipes Dessert
Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

"Good Morning America" medical contributor Dr. David Katz has come up with a diet that promises to let people eat all their favorite foods and still lose weight.

After conducting extensive research at the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, Katz found that by following flavor themes each week, dieters could reach the flavor point at which they'd feel completely satisfied and full.

Combining his medical knowledge with his wife's expertise -- she is a neuroscientist as well as a gourmet cook -- Katz has created a diet that he says will result in people eating less not because they are starving themselves but because they feel full.

These moist little brownies taste as rich and chewy as they sound, yet they contain no added butter or oil! Tofu is the magic ingredient, but your family will never know it's there. Be sure to cut the brownies into exactly 24 squares and have only 1 per person. (Freeze the rest for another specialty indulgence day!)

Makes 24 brownies (2" squares).


  • 1/3 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate (Ghirardelli)
  • 3/4 cup soft silken tofu (about 1/3 of a 14-ounce package), extra water discarded
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup soft wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips (Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Chips)
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar, sifted (optional)
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat the oven to 325°F.

    Grind the almonds in a coffee grinder or small food processor.

    Bring the fat-free milk to a boil in a small saucepan, then remove from the heat. Break up the chocolate, add to the milk, and stir until creamy. Set aside.

    Place the tofu, eggs, dry milk, cocoa, and brown sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until well blended.

    Add the melted chocolate and beat until blended. Add the ground almonds, flour, and baking powder and beat until well blended. Stir in the chocolate chips.

    Pour the batter into an ungreased 12 1/4" x 8 1/4 " x 1 1/4" cake pan (foil pans work well) and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. When cool, sift the confectioners' sugar (if using) on top and cut into 24 squares.

    Per brownie: 98 calories, 5 g fat (2 g sat fat), 3 g protein, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 23 mg cholesterol, 30 mg sodium

    Note: Arrowhead Mills Organic Pastry Flour or any other brand of soft wheat (not whole wheat) flour with fiber is fine. You can also use Hodgson Mill Oat Bran Flour.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: milk, eggs, chocolate, tofu, almonds, brown sugar

    Course: Dessert

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