Tempt My Tummy Tuesday… Brownie Bites

by Lisa on July 4, 2011

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Fourth of July.

Today I am sharing a recipe for Brownie Bites.   These brownies are a little different.  I found the recipe in a book about diabetes and how to reverse your risks for diabetes.  Although I do not have diabetes, I have several families members with Type II Diabetes and my last fasting blood sugar was slightly elevated causing me concern.  As many of you know I have been losing weight and exercising regularly for the past 9 months.  I am down 30 pounds and many inches, praise God.  However I still have far to go.  I am excited about the healthy changes I have made in my life and know that as I continue, my risk for diabetes will continue to fall.  So, I hope you like this recipe and if you do have issues with food, weight, blood sugar, let me encourage you and say you can do it.  Keep up the good work, it is worth it!


Brownie Bites (Taken from Reader’s Digest “Reverse Diabetes“)

  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup prune butter
  • 2 Tbsp plain fat-free yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp extra-light olive oil
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 3 Tbsp semisweet chocolate chips (1 oz)
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  1. Preheat oven 350.  Spray an 8 inch square baking pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Stir together flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in medium bowl.  Set aside.
  3. Beat together brown sugar, prune butter, yogurt, oil, and egg whites in large bowl with mixer. Stir in flour mixture just until combined.
  4. Pour batter into pan.  Scatter chocolate chips and walnuts on top.  Bake 18-20 minutes.  Cool on wire rack.  Cut into 16 small brownies.

Per brownie:  145 cal, 5 g fat, 24 g carbs, 2 g protein, 1g fiber, 104 mg sodium, 27 mg calcium.


{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Jill July 4, 2011 at 8:12 pm

Hi Lisa,
I shared my Walnut Vegetable Dip and an article I hope fits in!


Allison @ Alli 'n Son July 4, 2011 at 8:50 pm

Happy 4th! I hope you enjoyed your day. Thanks for hosting.


Lisa@BlessedwithGrace July 5, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Thanks, Allison.


Trisha July 4, 2011 at 10:39 pm

Thanks for hosting!! Happy 4th.


Mary July 4, 2011 at 10:51 pm

This looks deLIGHTful! I am always looking for alternatives when it comes to yummy snacks. Thanks for hosting once more and for sharing this recipe!


nuts July 5, 2011 at 2:21 am

hi! it’s my first time to join here. have a wonderful celebration of fourth of July!


Lisa July 5, 2011 at 6:33 pm

Thanks for joining us and welcome!


Ali July 5, 2011 at 6:36 am

Thank you so much for hosting 🙂


Cranberry Morning July 5, 2011 at 7:26 am

I love the addition of yogurt into this recipe! These look fantastic.


Lisa @ Happy in Dole Valley July 5, 2011 at 7:41 am

I’m sharing a reduced sugar, two berry muffin that tastes great! Thanks for hosting. 🙂 ~Lisa


Miz Helen July 5, 2011 at 8:19 am

Hi Lisa,
Congratulations to you on you weight and inches loss. I lost 40 pounds in the last few years and I sure know what it takes to get there. I could never had made it without God’s help. Thank you for hosting today and have a wonderful week.


Lisa July 5, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Thank you, Helen. It is hard work, but worth it and YES, only with God’s help!


Becky July 5, 2011 at 9:13 am

You’ve definitely “tempted my tummy” with those brownie bites!


Aimee @ ShugarySweets July 5, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Congrats on your weight loss! Those brownie bites look perfect. Thanks for hosting.


Lisa July 5, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Thank you Aimee. Glad you could join us.


Sherry July 5, 2011 at 7:09 pm

Wow! You are doing great, Lisa! I’ve never heard of prune butter. Where do you get that?


Rachel July 5, 2011 at 8:55 pm

I just discovered your blog and it’s lovely! These brownies also look delicious 🙂 I linked up some Salted Caramel Popcorn – definitely not healthy, but delicious!


Gretchen July 5, 2011 at 9:53 pm

Thanks for sharing this recipe. I definitely want to try it and pass it along to my stepmom. She is looking for healthier recipes.


Mrs. Mary Joy Pershing @Learning to Live a Surrendered Life July 5, 2011 at 11:50 pm


Those look wonderful! Will has Type II Diabetes so I understand your challenge. Have you tried making these using the Splenda Brown Sugar blend? You use half as much as the recipe calls for and it helps to decrease the refined sugar and doesn’t change the taste. I am learning something new everyday, myself too!

My recipe is diabetic and weight loss friendly too! Would love for you to check it out if you have a chance!

Have a great day sister!!!

Dancing together at the foot of the Cross,

Mrs Mary Joy Pershing


Mary Beth|Cupcakes and Crinoline July 9, 2011 at 5:29 pm

These look so good…and healthy. : )


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