Chocolate Brownies ~ Totally Fat Free!

How would you feel making a brownie that doesn’t have a single drop of butter or oil in it? Surprised? Me too!!! One time, as I sat and did my favorite pastime – flipping through my scrap book, I came across this recipe. I read and re-read, and then re-read it again. No butter? No oil? Really? I thought maybe there is an error in the ingredients, so I checked the method and there was no mention of any fat, apart from using a tbsp of butter to grease the pan. I avoided that and used oil to grease the pan. From the time I was whisking the ingredients till the brownie came off the oven, I was really apprehensive. But when I saw those beautiful layer on top, that’s it, yippee!!! This is one of the best brownies I have ever made for sure. Did you know that for a brownie, the method of checking the done-ness is the layer or the cracks on the top and not a skewer coming out clean? As the brownie sits and cools down, it starts to thicken or harden to our liking, till then it will be squishy. Just make sure that the top is cooked and ensure that you cool the brownie completely – I said, completely. You can see that little mistake I made of not cooling it completely in my Horlicks brownies, though who complains? I really don’t mind licking my fingers once I finish eating, but doesn’t look nice to everybody, right? Hehe… Without delaying much, off to the recipe…


End notes: I baked this at night, left it in my oven to cool, picked it up and came directly to office. I even carried my camera with me! As I cut, I couldn’t hide my excitement. My colleagues were like, why do you have the camera with you? That is when they saw the brownie. I just bought one piece each for the kids, B and HD back home and the remaining was finished by my colleagues. The pictures were clicked in the office – I hope nobody reads this… hehe… anyway, whatever said and done, awesome looking brownies, isn’t it? πŸ™‚ And it tasted amazing as well… πŸ™‚



Chocolate Brownies ~ Totally Fat Free!

Course Cakes
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 9
Author Rafeeda


  • 200 gm dark chocolate
  • 40 ml lukewarm water
  • 200 gm icing sugar
  • 3 small eggs at room temperature
  • 40 gm all purpose flour sifted


  • Preheat oven to 170 degrees. Put parchment paper in a 20 x 20 cm brownie pan, with it hanging out of all corners. Grease it well.
  • Using a brain-marie, melt the dark chocolate. Allow to cool a bit.
  • Add the lukewarm water and mix well.
  • Slowly add in the icing sugar and mix well till the sugar is dissolved.
  • Break in an egg at a time and whisk vigorously till well mixed.
  • Finally add the flour and give a final mix. The batter will be kind of flowy.
  • Pour in to the prepared pan and bake for 30 to 40 minutes till cracks appear on the surface - I baked for 40 minutes. Allow to cool completely in the pan.
  • Pull out carefully using the parchment paper and cut into 9 squares using a sharp knife.

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  1. can't imagine a brownie without fat,amazing,love to try it

    1. Thank you so much Babitha…

  2. What a droolicious delicious brownie it is yummy πŸ™‚ thanks for sharing dear

    1. Thank you so much Aara… πŸ™‚

  3. Wow! A fat-free thats something totally irresistible! !

    1. Thank you so much Priya..

  4. Hey from office??+ thanx for the recipe… Wonderful…

    1. Thank you so much Febina…

  5. Looks soft and delicious. very nice.

    1. Thank you so much Jyothi..

    1. Thanks a lot Remya…

  6. o my Gosh raffy this is looking so wonderful shall try it πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Monu… πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks a lot Smitha…

  7. Lovely fat free brownies .I never knew brownies top should be cracked for them to be perfect .Great rafee

    1. Thank you so much Sathya…

  8. Delicious looking brownies!

    1. Thank you so much Beulah…

  9. fat free!!!!!!!!! definitely will try this recipe. Its bookmarked.

    1. Thank you so much Mayuri…

  10. Great brownies..n fat free…….means it really scores………….. πŸ™‚ Hope u wud visit my space too

    1. Thank you so much Remya… πŸ™‚

  11.'s really great news,Rafee..brownies without butter and the end result is so good,yummmy n chocolaty..:)

    1. Thank you so much Julie… πŸ™‚

  12. Thats so easy and looks so delicious !!

    1. Thank you so much Ree…

  13. wow…brownies without butter, sounds interesting…these fat free brownies turned out so good!

    1. Thank you so much Sangeetha…

  14. fat free brownies look really good and am definitely gonna try this out Rafee..

    1. Thank you so much Sona…

    1. Thanks a lot Beena…

  15. Wow!! No fat..I'm impressed πŸ™‚ And they look so moist too!

    1. Thank you so much Asiya… πŸ™‚

  16. Wow.. Brownies look so damn delish..

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  17. wow look at those beautiful cracks on the top…superb dear…lovely clicks..InShaAllah sure to try this πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Ruxana… πŸ™‚

  18. i always love such fudgy cracked brownies.. looks yummmyy

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Kalpana… me too!

  19. Will definitely try out this. Looks tempting.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Please do and let me know how it turns out… Thank you so much for coming by…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:


  20. They looks fudgy. Just the way i like it

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Pankti…

  21. Chocolate brownis fat free that is what i wanted

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Anlet…

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