Fudgy Buttermilk Brownies

Serves 16
Preparation and cooking time: 50 minutes

Ingredients for the brownies

1 teaspoon vegetable oil
100g white flour
50g wholemeal flour
175g soft brown sugar
50g cocoa powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 large egg
1 medium cooking apple, sliced, gently cooked in a little water and mashed
120ml low fat buttermilk
2 teaspoons vanilla essence

Ingredients for the icing

150g icing sugar sifted
50g cocoa powder
1-3 tablespoons skimmed milk


  • 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.

Per 100g

Medium fat, medium saturates, high sugar, medium salt 

Per serving

Energy: 141 Kcals/ 600 Kjoules   Fat: 2.3g   Saturates:  1g  Sugars: 22g   Salt:  0.2g

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