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Stevia Brownies: No Sugar - and In the Oven in Less than 10 Minutes

This Stevia Brownies recipe substitutes stevia for sugar and sugar- free chocolate chips for the sugar-packed regular variety.

It’s a great way to get your chocolate fix …eliminate sugar …  and do it simply and quickly.

There are several reasons these low cal brownies (or at least, lower calorie brownies!) are so easy to make. First, they can be mixed together in one bowl. And because the brownies are made from a thin batter (rather than a thick cookie dough), you can choose to mix it by hand with just a large spoon, rather than an electric mixer. The recipe comes together so quickly that in less than ten minutes, it’s in the oven.

But what makes this recipe so popular is that it eliminates sugar and calls for stevia, a natural sweetener, formulated to replace sugar cup for cup. And at practically zero calories in stevia – and with sugar-free chocolate chips – this recipe keeps the Sugar Nazis at bay and means brownies for diabetics low cal brownies for those who are watching their weight or carbs are possible.

Stevia Brownies from The Cookie Elf

Prep time: 10 minutes

Bake time: 25-28 minutes

Makes 16-25 squares


½ cup canola oil (or vegetable oil)

½ cup unsweetened applesauce

1 cup powdered stevia extract (cup-for-cup sugar replacement)

3 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

¾ cup all-purpose flour

1/3 cup cocoa powder

½ teaspoon baking powder

1 cup sugar-free chocolate chip cookies, divided

1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans, divided (optional)

Directions for Stevia Brownies

  1. Heat oven to 350º F . Line an 8 x 8-inch baking pan with foil or parchment paper extending over edges to form handles. Coat liner with shortening or vegetable spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer on low speed (or by hand with a large spoon) combine oil, applesauce, stevia, eggs, and vanilla. Add flour mixture a bit at a time until dry ingredients are absorbed. Stir in ½ cup each chocolate chips and chopped nuts.
  4. Spread brownie batter in the prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining chips and nuts on the brownie surface.
  5. Bake for 25-28 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out with fudgy crumbs. Do not over bake. Cool brownies in then pan. Lift brownies out of pan onto cutting board. Peel away liner and cut into squares.
  6. Store brownies in an airtight container.

Stevia Brownies: Special Baking Tips from The Elf

Check package ingredients carefully and be sure to use stevia that is formulated to replace sugar cup-for-cup.

Stevia has a higher concentration of sweetness than sugar. Although this recipe calls for half the amount of sugar in a usual brownies recipe, you may need to adjust the amount of stevia you use according to your taste.

If you choose, you can mix the brownie batter with a large spoon instead of an electric mixer.

Set the cooled pan of brownies in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes before cutting them to give the brownies firm edges.

See more easy brownie recipes on our Brownies Pinterest board.

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