Who Can Resist a Fudgy (less calorie) Brownie by www.juliewilcoxson.com
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Who Can Resist a Fudgy (less calorie) Brownie?

If you are anything like me, brownies are the absolute bestest thing ever. I love a dark chocolate fudgy brownie ever once in awhile (everything in moderation, right).

I am always on the lookout for one that has less ingredients, less sugar, and a bit more on the healthier side. Well, as healthy as a brownie can be. I was browsing on Pinterest and came across Chelsea’s Messy Apron and was immediately drawn in by these beauties.

I followed the ingredients to a T and was a little nervous when I saw oat flour BUT oh my are these to die for. These are an absolute win in my book and the family agreed.

Who Can Resist a Fudgy (less calorie) Brownie by www.juliewilcoxson.com
Frosted Brownie

Ingredients:

Brownies:

  • 1 and ½ cup dark chocolate chips, separated (I use Enjoy Life dark chocolate dairy free chips)
  • ¼ c + 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt (I used plain Greek)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup coconut sugar (brown sugar can be substituted)
  • ¾ cup oat flour (blend regular oats in your blender)

Optional Frosting:

  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 Tablespoons vanilla Greek yogurt
  • ¾ – 1 & ¼ cups powdered sugar

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8 x 8 pan with foil or parchment paper and then spray with nonstick spray.
  2. In a bowl place 1 cup of chocolate chips or chopped and measured dark chocolate.
  3. Microwave the coconut oil and measure the coconut oil in its melted, hot state.
  4. Pour the hot melted coconut oil over the dark chocolate and stir until chocolate is melted.
  5. Add in Greek yogurt. Make sure the yogurt is thick and not watery.
  6. Stir in the vanilla, salt, baking soda, and coconut sugar
  7. In a blender or food processor put in quick oats or old fashioned oats. Blend or process until oats resemble flour.
  8. Stir into the mixture and remaining ½ cup chocolate chips.
  9. Spread the mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until fork comes out clean.
  10. Do not over bake (slightly under-baked gives a more fudge like consistency).
  11. Allow to cool completely
Who Can Resist a Fudgy (less calorie) Brownie by www.juliewilcoxson.com
Remove from oven

Optional Frosting:

  1. In a microwave safe bowl combine the chocolate chips and milk. Microwave in 15 second segments stirring each time
  2. Stir in yogurt and then whisk in powdered sugar.
  3. Start with ¾ a cup and add as needed.
  4. Refrigerate the frosting (covered in an airtight container) for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Cover the brownies with the frosting.
  6. Remove the brownies using the overhang of the parchment paper or foil.

Enjoy these little precious beauties

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