Greek Yogurt Brownies (100 calories!)

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Greek yogurt brownies are lower far and sugar free brownies that use yogurt to replace any oil or butter! Gooey, fudgy, and made in one bowl, they are a guilt-free chocolate treat- Each brownie is under 100 calories!

When it comes to healthy desserts, I can never say no to raw brownies, chocolate ice cream, and healthy Greek yogurt brownies

Greek yogurt brownies

Brownies are one of the best desserts ever, and as someone who enjoys them on a regular basis, substituting some of the more unhealthy ingredients for healthier ones is always a plus. Swapping out oil and butter for yogurt has been a game-changer in my dessert game!

Unlike applesauce or pumpkin puree, replacing the fat with Greek yogurt did NOT result in a gummy or dense texture. In fact, when I served these yogurt brownies to some friends, they thought they must have come out of a box. See, they are as thick and fudgy as any good brownie out there, minus all the fat, calories, and carbs

If you are skeptical about adding yogurt to your brownies, don’t fret- You won’t even be able to taste it!

How do you make Greek yogurt brownies

The Ingredients

  • All purpose flour– I used white wholewheat all purpose flour, which gives these brownies an added boost of whole grains and fiber. Regularly AP flour works just as well. 
  • Granulated sweetener of choice– Any sugar free substitute can be used. I prefer using monk fruit sweetener or erythritol, as they have the most similar texture and flavor to white sugar. 
  • Cocoa Powder– Unsweetened cocoa powder. Be sure to use a brand that has no added fat. For a richer flavor, use dark cocoa powder. 
  • Baking soda– Gives the brownies some rise and holds them together. 
  • Salt– Brings out the sweetness! 
  • Vanilla Extract– A must for any baked good or dessert! 
  • Vanilla yogurt– Any non-fat vanilla or plain yogurt can be used. I prefer non-dairy Greek yogurt and coconut vanilla yogurt. 
  • Chocolate- The chocolate will be melted, and folded into the yogurt, before adding it to the mixture. This is the secret tip to keep the brownies ultra gooey and fudgy! 
  • Unsweetened almond milk– Minimal calories, but you can use water if you’d prefer.
  • Chocolate Chips– Optional, but highly recommended for an extra chocolate boost. 

The Instructions

In a mixing bowl, add your dry ingredients and mix well. Melt your chocolate, before whisking in your yogurt and vanilla extract. Combine the two, before slowly adding in the milk or water. Mix until just combined. If using chocolate chips, fold through at the end. Transfer to an 8 x 8-inch pan and bake at 180C/350F for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. 

Greek yogurt brownies

Are these brownies vegan?

Yes, these brownies have been tested to be vegan, using the following substitutions-

  • Vanilla yogurt– Use soy yogurt, coconut yogurt, or Greek cultured coconut yogurt.
  • Chocolate– Use dairy free chocolate chips (like Enjoy Life) or a 70% or higher baking chocolate bar.

Can I make these gluten free?

Yes, if you follow a gluten free diet, replace the all purpose flour with gluten free all purpose flour.

I have not tried this with a homemade gluten free flour, so I cannot vouch for that. 

Tips to make the best Greek Yogurt Brownies

  • Let the melted chocolate sit for 1-2 minutes, before folding through the yogurt. We don’t want the yogurt to curdle. 
  • If your yogurt is tart, you may like to add extra granulated sweetener to it. 
  • For an extra hit of chocolate, fold through chocolate chips into the batter. 
  • Do not overbake the brownies, as they continue to cook as they cool down. Remove them when a toothpick comes out ‘just’ clean from the center.
  • Oven makes and models differ. When I made these brownies in my mum’s oven, they took close to 40 minutes. 

Storing and Freezing Brownies

  • To store: Yogurt brownies will keep well at room temperature, in a sealed container. Be sure to lay a sheet of paper towel on top, to keep them super moist and fudgy. They will keep well for up to 5 days. To keep them longer, store them in the refrigerator. 
  • To freeze: Brownies are freezer friendly and can be stored in the freezer for up to 6 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator or at room temperature.

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Greek Yogurt Brownies

5 from 3638 votes
Greek Yogurt Brownies are a healthier take on brownies- lower in fat, calories, and carbs! Fudgy and made in one bowl, you won't even taste the yogurt!
Servings: 12 Brownies
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line an 8 x 8-inch pan with parchment paper, and set aside.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, add your chopped chocolate. Melt your chocolate. Let sit for 1-2 minutes, before adding your yogurt and sugar. Whisk until smooth and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda, and mix until just combined. Add your milk and mix well, until fully incorporated. Fold through your chocolate chips, if using them.
  • Transfer to the lined pan and bake the brownies for 25-30 minutes, or until a skewer comes out just clean. Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, before carefully transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

* I used vanilla coconut Greek yogurt. Any non-fat or reduced fat yogurt works. 
TO STORE: Yogurt brownies will keep well at room temperature, in a sealed container. Be sure to lay a sheet of paper towel on top, to keep them super moist and fudgy. They will keep well for up to 5 days. To keep them longer, store them in the refrigerator. 
TO FREEZE: Brownies are freezer friendly and can be stored in the freezer for up to 6 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator or at room temperature.

Nutrition

Serving: 1BrownieCalories: 91kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 3gFat: 3gSodium: 68mgPotassium: 129mgFiber: 2gVitamin A: 9IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 42mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 13g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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Arman Liew

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  1. 5 stars
    These are awesome! I wish I made a double batch. I used whole milk yogurt & added 1 egg & baked in a silicon muffin mold. It fit 12 perfectly. Everyone loved them & didn’t believe they’re only about 100 calories!

  2. 5 stars
    These are incredible. They are decadent. I have been experimenting with different types of chocolate chips, I have made them with regular flour and gluten free baking flour, I use fat free unflavored greek yogurt and add a splash of vanilla and use honey as my sugar. I am going to try to add protein mix to these and will report back. My mom and my 3 and 7 year old siblings ate them without even knowing they were healthy! I eat them for breakfast with half a banana and a spritz of reddi whip. Will feel even less guilt if I can get the protein powder to work. Whole heartedly recommend.

  3. 5 stars
    These were very delicious and a big hit!! The only difference I had was changing the vanilla yogurt to nonfat plain Greek yogurt + a splash of vanilla extract. Slightly underbaked = gooey and delicious.

  4. 5 stars
    OMG – these brownies are the best
    I made them to put in a Trifle
    Used low fat whipped cream and sugar free chocolate pudding

  5. I can’t use yoghurt because if I will use that , I have to add baking soda. Which I don’t want to add it due to some health issues. So pls tell me the substitution for that.

  6. When you say chopped chocolate do you mean a plain milk chocolate bar or a dark one or semi sweet chocolate chips or baking chocolate?

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