Brownies (A Healthier Version)

Are you ever scrolling through Pinterest or other social medias and find amazing pictures or recipes of food but you’re on a diet? Because same. It’s so hard to fight cravings, especially dessert ones.

I for one love brownies. They are my favorite dessert! I was scrolling through my Pinterest looking for healthy dessert ideas and I came across this one from Chelsea’s Messy Apron! Chelsea has so many amazing recipes on all types of food and especially some healthy ideas too! You can check out the full recipe and she even has a video on her blog for these brownies!

I recreated her brownie recipe. Of course they are not as good as hers I’m sure, but they were pretty amazing! These were super easy to make too! I was honestly surprised at how good these came out. If you like chocolate you’ll love these! Now let’s get baking!!

What You’ll Need:

Brownies –

  • 1 and 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips separated
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar, brown sugar can be substituted (I used brown sugar)
  • 3/4 cup oat flour just blend regular oats in your blender

Frosting (completely optional, is very fudge like so if you don’t like that i suggest skipping this) – 

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened vanilla almond milk or whatever milk you have on hand (I used Silk Light Almond Milk Vanilla)
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla Greek yogurt 
  • 3/4 cups powdered sugar (add in another 1/4 cup if you think it is not thick enough, 3/4 cups was fine for me though)

What To Do:

Brownies – 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line square pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick oil as well (I used a 9X9 pan and coconut oil spray).
  3. In a large mixing bowl, measure out 1 cup dark chocolate chips.
  4. Microwave your 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons of coconut oil until melted.
  5. Pour over the chocolate, stirring until chocolate melts.
  6. Measure out and add in your 1 cup of vanilla Greek yogurt.
  7. Stir in the teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1/2 cup of brown sugar.
  8. Take a blender or food processor to prepare your oats (don’t measure the 3/4 cup of oats before blending- I did 1 cup of oats blended and it turned out to be the perfect amount!).
  9. Blend the oats until a flour like texture forms.
  10. Stir the oat flour into the mixture and add in the remaining 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips.
  11. Once completed stirred, pour the mixture into your pan, spreading it out evenly.
  12. Bake for 28 -32 minutes. They’re better to be underbred than over baked. (I baked mine for approx. 35 minutes and when I took them out they were still a little “liquidity.” Once cooled they were fine).
  13. Remove from oven and let them cool completely.

Frosting (completely optional, is very fudge like so if you don’t like that i suggest skipping this) – 

  1. In a microwave bowl (I used a measuring cup), add in 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons of milk (I used Silk Light Almond Milk Vanilla), microwave for 30 seconds – 15 on, 15 off mixing in between.
  2. Stir in 2 tablespoons of greek yogurt and 3/4 cups of powdered sugar.
  3. Stir completely, if you feel you want it thicker add in another 1/4 cup of powdered sugar.
  4. Refrigerate frosting for 30 minutes (in a covered container).
  5. Cover brownies with frosting (feeling fun? Add some sprinkles!).
  6. Remove brownies from pan and cut into pieces!
  7. Enjoy!

Chelsea’s storing notes for the brownies – 

  • Store brownies in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Frosting doesn’t freeze well, but the brownies do freeze well by being individually wrapped.
  • Chelsea likes them heated up or cold! She says both ways are great especially if cold!
 
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6 Comments

  1. April 24, 2017 / 4:17 am

    Oh my God Theresa Marie this looks delicious!! Thank you. I really appreciate healthy recipes for dessert.
    Many blessings – hope you are doing so well and are happy (I have on an orange happy shirt today 🙂 ). Debbie

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