Skinny + Fudgy Greek Yogurt Brownies, For Two!

This right here is the epitome of joyful food.

It’s like a celebration… you can eat. And there’s not one ounce of guilt in sight.

Before I die of excitement, I just have to spit it out: there is NO BUTTER in these brownies.

I know!! So amazing. But the fact that these don’t contain butter is just the beginning of their greatness. Because these skinny + fudgy Greek yogurt brownies aren’t just healthier, delicious, and perfectly portioned for two. They’re also SO insanely easy to bake!

And it’s all thanks to the KitchenAid® Artisan® Mini Stand Mixer.

Living in NYC means that smart organization is a must. Every inch of space is precious — not to mention costly — so absolutely nothing can be wasted. That’s why I’ve come to love the KitchenAid® Artisan® Mini Stand Mixer for all my baking needs. Since I’m normally cooking for two, it’s 3.5qt capacity is perfect for small-batch recipes that minimize needless leftovers. And the streamlined size allows me to display it on my countertop without exhausting space! It’s a gorgeous statement piece — hello functional + fashionable — that’s conveniently available whenever I need it.

Particularly when those needs involve lightened-up treats like this.

In my prior post I warned you that summer is coming — aka, time to eat clean — and these brownies aren’t deviating from that message. Now obviously this recipe is a bit of splurge, but it’s a healthier one than you think. Baking small-batch style all but ensures you can’t overeat, and even if you did, say, eat an entire loaf yourself (hi… me), it’s still not the worst. Because when you’re cutting down on fat (no butter) and adding a punch of protein (greek yogurt!) your worries are automatically sliced in half.

You start by beating an egg + sugar in your Artisan® Mini Stand Mixer until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add to this full-fat vanilla Greek yogurt and vanilla extract, then beat again until combined. Lastly beat in the dry ingredients — flour + cocoa powder — and in less than 5 minutes the batter is ready to go! It’s a seamless recipe, one made even easier by the Artisan® Mini Stand Mixer‘s flawless execution.

I topped these with funfetti sprinkles and white chocolate chips for a vaguely spring-ish feel, but choose whatever appeals to you. In just 25 minutes you’ll be digging into seriously fudgy, seriously chocolatey, seriously amazing brownies, you won’t believe they lack any butter. Depending on how much air you let into the batter, these can bake up a little fluffier or a little dense. For this shoot I made them a bit fluffier, which means I simply let the batter beat a bit longer in my stand mixer. If you like your brownies dense, shut the mixer off as soon as the batter is combined.

But regardless of which texture you prefer, the taste is guaranteed to be outrageous. Rich, decadent, and with more protein, fewer calories, AND less fat, these are easily going to be your new favorite.

Plus — they’re adorable! Petite baking is the best.

Skinny + Fudgy Greek Yogurt Brownies

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup full-fat vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • sprinkles and/or chocolate chips for decorating
  • shortening to grease

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F. Amply grease an 8″ x 4″ loaf pan with shortening.
  2. In a small mixing bowl combine the flour, cocoa powder, and salt, whisking until combined. Next, in the bowl of a KitchenAid® Artisan® Mini Stand Mixer beat the sugar and egg on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add in the Greek yogurt and vanilla, mixing again on medium speed until incorporated. Lastly add the flour mixture, slowly, until the batter takes shape.
  3. Transfer the brownie batter to the greased loaf pan, then top with any toppings you desire. Bake on oven middle rack for 20 – 25 minutes until a toothpick comes out of the center clean. Cool completely, then slice and eat!

This post is sponsored by KitchenAid. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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