Friday, June 23, 2017

Healthy Chewy Brownie Thins

Made with Greek Yogurt, Less Sugar, and even the option for a whole grain flour!

Making good choices and having a healthy lifestyle doesn't mean giving up the foods that you love. 

With just a few adjustments, this brownie recipe will have you thinking that a healthy lifestyle can taste as amazing as it can make you feel. 

If you want to be brave a try a whole grain flour, I think the brownies are dense enough to support that.  You can almost experiment with oat or almond flour, although they cost a bit more and I am not a fan of buying ingredients that I feel like won't get used unless for special "occasions"


3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
2/3 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips (optional)


Preheat oven to 350ºF. 

Line an 26 x 18 sheet pan with parchment paper or spray lightly with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.

With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar at medium speed for 2 to 3 minutes, or until combined. Add eggs and vanilla. Continue beating until incorporated.

Scrape down sides of the bowl, and reduce mixer speed to low. 

Slowly add flour mixture to the bowl, followed by yogurt, and mix gently until combined. 

The batter will be thick. Stir in chocolate.

With a spatula, spread mixture evenly in pan – it will feel the bottom of the pan is barely covered. Then bake for 10 to 12 minutes. 

Err on the side of more chewy, because they will set more as they cool