Low syn chocolate and pear brownie

I’m always on the look out for low syn chocolate treats that I can eat on my diet. This delicious Slimming World Chocolate Brownie is lovely and comes highly recommended – plus when served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream you can’t go wrong! The original recipe is one that featured in the Slimming World magazine, but after a bit of tweaking I’ve managed to bring the syns down even more and still am left with a lovely brownie recipe with just 4 syns per portion.

The recipe is perfect for showing off your cooking skills to friends, as well as telling them they’re actually eating a ‘healthy’ brownie! Who knew you could have the best of both worlds!

You will need:

  • 4 medium eggs
  • 2 pears
  • 3 tbsp sweetener
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 11g sachet Options Belgian Chocolate
  • 60 grams plain flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

What you need to do:

  1. Beat together the egg yolks and sweetener until frothy. Add in the flour, oil, options and vanilla essence and stir well. Stir in 1 of the egg whites.
  2. Peel and core the pears and slice them thinly.
  3. In a clean bowl using a hand mixer, whisk the remaining egg whites together until they form stiff peaks. Be sure to use a clean bowl and whisk, otherwise the mixture won’t froth up.
  4. Add a tablespoon of the mixture to your chocolate mixture to loosen it up. Stir well.
  5. Fold in the remaining egg whites to your chocolate mixture. Avoid working the mixture too much or you may lose the light consistency.
  6. Pour into a baking tin, approx 10inches wide for 4 people (or use 4 individual tins), that has been well sprayed with Frylight.
  7. Place the pear slices on top to decorate.
  8. Pop in the oven on 180C for 12-15 minutes, or until firm.
  9. Remove from the oven, divide (or serve your individual portions) and if you have extra syns to spare serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream (add an additional 2-5 syns depending on type).