I consider brownies the perfect barbecue dessert. My standard recipe is similar to most; it contains a whole stick of butter, a couple of eggs and a cup and a half of sugar. Shape magazine recently featured brownies in their new recipe makeover column. I was more than curious and since I was craving chocolate I decided to whip up a batch. It didn't hurt that in making over the brownies, the final calorie count per brownie dropped by 170 calories.
To see the recipe and what I thought of these slimmed down brownies, just read more!
Ingredients 3/4 cup all-purpose flour Directions I found this recipe in Shape and was curious to see how Greek yogurt would fare in brownies. Recipe makes 16 2-inch by 2-inch servings. 114 calories
Slimmed Down Brownies
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
1 large egg
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons espresso
1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
I found this recipe in Shape and was curious to see how Greek yogurt would fare in brownies.
Recipe makes 16 2-inch by 2-inch servings.
For a "lite" recipe, these brownies were really rich and tasty. The texture was a bit rubbery though due to the lack of fat in the recipe, I think. To keep the flavor quality high, my trick is to use good quality cocoa and chocolate chips.
Try baking these brownies and tell me what you think.