Healthy Chocolate Brownies – with oat flour, (vegan or dairy) Greek yogurt, dark brown sugar and vegan chocolate ganache.
I’m always ready to try another recipe for healthy brownies. You may have already tried my Black Bean Brownies and Flourless Brownies which were quite satisfying.
This time I started with a recipe from chelseasmessyapron.com, but I changed it a bit. Firstly, I didn’t have any coconut oil or coconut sugar at home, so I used sunflower oil and dark brown cane sugar (Muscoado) instead. Secondly, I replaced chocolate frosting with vegan chocolate ganache which, in my opinion, is unbeatable.
When I took a first bite, these brownies seemed a bit bitter. That is not surprising when you have in mind that there was 3/4 cup (130 g) dark chocolate chips melted in the batter, another 3/4 cup (130 g) dark chocolate chips sitrred into the batter and 2 oz (56 g) in the frosting. Alltogether it is 6.5 oz (186 g) dark chocolate per 8×8 inch pan. So, next time I would definitely omit stirring choolate chips to the batter.
With oatmeal instead of flour, no eggs and a possibility to substitute dairy Greek yogurt with vegan yogurt, this is a decent every day fudgy Healthy Chocolate Brownies recipe.
- 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips or chopped chocolate 130 g
- 1/3 cup oil sunflower or coconut
- 1 cup vegan or dairy Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar packed, Muscovado
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 cup oat flour ground oat flakes
- VEGAN GANACHE FROSTING:
- 2 oz dark chocolate 56 g
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
Melt chocolate chips or chopped chocolate and coconut oil (if using). Mix with sunflower oil, Greek yogurt, brown sugar and vanilla extract.
Add salt, baking soda and oat flour. Mix until combined.
Pour the mixture into 8x8 inch baking pan lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper and oiled. Bake at 350 F (175 C) for about 25-30 min, or 20-25 min in fan oven. When you insert a toothpick in the center of batter, it should come out clean. Let cool.
FROSTING: Heat chocolate and coconut milk, stirring from time to time, until chocolate is melted. Pour over brownies.