Fudgy buttermilk brownies

Keep this as an occasional treat as it still contributes to added sugars.

“A great way to enjoy an indulgent fudgy brownie without piling on the cholesterol raising saturated fat.  Our recipe has replaced the usual butter and cream with vegetable oil and buttermilk which are significantly lower in saturated fats.  Compared to standard brownies, our version is 88% lower in saturated fats* but still guaranteed to deliver on flavour.”

*comparison to a standard homemade chocolate brownie recipe on the validated nutritional analysis software Nutritics. Per 100g: 16g saturated fat vs our recipe at 2g.  Reducing saturated fat in the diet contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels.


Preheat the oven to 180C.  

Lightly grease a 9 inch square baking tray with vegetable oil.  

Stir together both flours, sugar, cocoa powder and baking powder. 

Separately in another bowl whisk the egg.  Add the apple, buttermilk and vanilla extract. 

Add to the flour mixture and mix until well blended. 

Pour into the baking tray. 

Bake for 30 minutes.  

If making the icing stir together the icing sugar and cocoa powder  

Gradually add the milk until you reach a spreading consistency.  Spread over the cooled brownies.  When set cut into 16 squares and carefully ease out of the tray.


Nutrition: per serving
155kcal (655kJ)2.3g1.0g21g0.22g
of an adult’s reference intake