Black Forest Brownies

These are absolutely lush, a really chocolate treat!  On No Count, they are 1 point each or 2 for 3 points.  If tracking, they are 3 points each (WW Flex).


Ingredients (makes 8):

  • 100g Ready Brek
  • 2 flat tbsp Splenda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 heaped tsp cinnamon
  • 62g cocoa powder
  • 32g Flora light, melted (4g per person is free)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (out of daily allowance)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp sugar-free maple syrup (I used the Myprotein one, available online)
  • 2 eggs
  • 100ml skimmed milk
  • 200g cherries, cut into small pieces (I used frozen ones and defrosted them before chopping them up)
  • a large banana, mashed


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C.
  2. In a bowl, mix the Ready Brek, 2 flat tbsp Splenda, baking powder, cinnamon and cocoa powder.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the milk, sugar-free maple syrup, vanilla extract, Flora, olive oil and eggs. Pour this mixture into the other bowl and mix.
  4. Add the chopped cherries and banana, and stir in.
  5. Pour the mixture into a flat baking tin: I used one that was 18cm x 24cm.
  6. Place in the oven and bake for 30 mins.
  7. Take out and leave to cool for 5 mins before cutting the mixture into 8 pieces.
  8. Allow to cool for a further 10 mins before taking out of the baking tray and putting on a wire rack to cool.
  9. Enjoy!

15 thoughts on “Black Forest Brownies”

  1. Hi Helen
    These look amazing! I really want to try them however I am not a cherry fan do you think I could sub for forest fruits?

    1. Just made these and oh my goodness they are good. Used forest fruits / strawberries as not keen on cherries and didn’t have any sugar free syrup so used 1 teaspoon of g syrup as opposed to 2 tablespoons of sugar free syrup. They taste very dark which is great because they nip your chocolate craving in the bud 🙂

      1. Hi Lara, these are good aren’t they? I doubled the mixture and made it into a cake for my birthday – it was divine:-) Really glad you enjoyed them – and the variation sounds great! Thank you, and hope you have a lovely evening, Helen xxxx

    1. Hi Sarah, they wouldn’t have the same consistency with blitzed oats and I’m not sure if they would taste as good but you could always give it a go and see how they turn out:-) Helen xxx

  2. Well what can I say other than yum, yum, yum. I’ve just made these Helen and they are fab. Thanks again for another great recipe.

    1. Thank you Yvonne, I’m really glad you enjoyed these. It’s great that we can enjoy food like this and still lose or maintain weight. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Helen xxx

  3. OH & I have just sampled my first attempt at these – absolutely delicious 😁 I’ve made them to take to our friends tomorrow (they’re all on WW too) so I cut them into smaller pieces & I’ll call them brownie bites 😂 I used slightly less Splenda (probably about tbsp and half) & used 1 tbsp of Sweet Freedom fruit syrup (1sp per tspn) , as we are used to less sweetness now! Haven’t got any sugar-free syrup yet. We are tracking so I allowed 4sp for the fruit syrup. Using your calculations & adding in the extra 4 points I made my 18 brownie ‘bites’ work out at 1.5sp per bite. (WWflex).Maths and Cookery were my worst subjects at school 😂so I hope I’ve worked that out right! Mostly I’m tracking not NC but your recipes are so easy to follow I love them, thank you, Helen.

    1. Hi Pat, I’m really glad you like these! Yes, you’ve worked it out right – 1.5sp each if you made 18 (with the alterations to the recipe) – I hope your friends all like them tomorrow too:-) Thank you for your lovely comments, it’s great to hear that you’re enjoying the recipes, even if you’re not doing NC full-time. I hope you have a fab week ahead too:-) Helen xxx

  4. Chocolate brownies are a family favourite,so I am looking forward to making these,I already have to make batches of lemon Katie’s every week,they are a true family favourite,thank you for putting all these delicious recipes on line,x

    1. Thank you Jan, these brownies are so yummy that I’m sure your family will enjoy them as much as the lemon oaties, if not more:-) Hope you have a fab week, Helen xxx

      1. Just made the Black Forest brownies,OMG they are fab,going to have hide them,once again a fantastic recipe,Helen,thanks a million times,x

        1. Thanks Jan! Glad you like these. They do freeze well if you want to avoid temptation:-) Enjoy the rest of your week, Helen xxxx

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