Healthy and Indulgent Brownies

Finally, some no-guilt brownies :-)

Finally, some no-guilt brownies 🙂

A few weeks ago I wrote about how Greek yogurt is a fantastic substitute for other cooking fats like oils, lard, and so on.

I’ve been a chocoholic for as long as I can remember and I haven’t had brownies in a very long time because of the oil content. I decided to test how well Greek yogurt and I think I may have opened a portal to heaven!

I used the following ingredients for my brownies:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cups Vanilla Greek yogurt (I used low fat)
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup pecans

Directions:

  1. Combine all of the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, pecans),
  2. Blend all the wet ingredients – vanilla extract, Greek yogurt, chocolate chips (melt for 30s in a microwave safe bowl or in a small pot),
  3. Fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients slowly (I did it a little too quickly and had one heck of a mess to clean up!),
  4. After you’ve combined the wet and dry ingredients, pour the batter into a pan (8x8x2 lined with parchment paper and slightly covered in olive oil to help keep the brownies from sticking),
  5. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out mostly clean,
  6. Let the brownies cool for about 15 minutes, and enjoy!
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