Holly Clegg's Chocolate Buttermilk Brownies

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Recipe for Holly Clegg's Low Fat Buttermilk Brownies. One of Holly's Trim and terrific recipes, these rich brownies with a yummy icing are a chocoholic's dream.


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg white, well beaten
  • Chocolate Buttermilk Frosting (click here for recipe)


  1. Combine water and oil in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Combine flour, sugar, and cocoa in a mixing bowl. Add hot water mixture and stir well.
  2. Combine buttermilk and baking soda; stir until soda dissolves. Add buttermilk mixture and egg to batter; mix well.
  3. Spoon into a greased 15X10X1-inch jelly roll pan coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake for 15 minutes.
  4. Frost brownies with Chocolate buttermilk Frosting while warm. Cool and cut into squares.
  5. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 other carb; 1 fat.