Dark Chocolate Yogurt Brownies

These dark chocolate yogurt brownies are packed full of dark chocolate flavor and a hint of tangy yogurt. Made with white whole wheat flour, coconut palm sugar and ready from start to finish in just 35 minutes. 

These dark chocolate yogurt brownies are packed full of dark chocolate flavor and a hint of tangy yogurt. Made with white whole wheat flour, coconut palm sugar and ready from start to finish in just 35 minutes.

Let’s talk about my current obsessions – Soda Stream, old seasons of Top Chef, 30 Rock, and The Bachelor. Totally random, right? Let’s break this down:

Soda Stream – it makes fizzy water. How is that ever a bad thing? Plus it helps me drink almost 6 liters of water a day so I’m feeling crazy hydrated.

Top Chef – right after Christmas all the seasons of TC went on sale and my hubs and I bought 4 seasons. So far we have watched 3.5 out of 4 and I’m already disappointed that we didn’t’ buy all the seasons. Plus watching people make fancy is always inspiring.

30 Rock – I still love me some Liz Lemon. This will never stop.

The Bachelor – Squeeee it’s January so that means it’s time fake love, stabby women and lots of shots of one random man showering outdoors. If you also love The Bachelor make sure we are following each other on Twitter because I live tweet that ‘ish every single Monday night.

These dark chocolate yogurt brownies are packed full of dark chocolate flavor and a hint of tangy yogurt. Made with white whole wheat flour, coconut palm sugar and ready from start to finish in just 35 minutes.

Know what else I’m obsessed with? Trying new recipes by subbing in ingredients I’m not used to typically using. For example – these brownies. Now, I’m totally used to making brownies but I was determined to make them totally different this time by throwing in yogurt.

Normally when I make brownies I opt to make a recipe that is super fudgy and covered in frosting (hello peanut butter frosted Nutella brownies!) but these brownies have a different texture. A little bit cakey but full of big chocolate flavor. I also added a little espresso powder to bump up the chocolate flavor and sprinkled the top with sea salt because why not?

These dark chocolate yogurt brownies are packed full of dark chocolate flavor and a hint of tangy yogurt. Made with white whole wheat flour, coconut palm sugar and ready from start to finish in just 35 minutes.

Even though the brownies were big on the chocolate flavor they still had a nice flavor from the yogurt which you could actually detect. I also used palm sugar so the recipe was a little less sweet than a typical brownie. I guess you could say I made a sorta healthy-ish brownie – white whole wheat flour, coconut palm sugar, yogurt and dark chocolate. Totally healthy.

ish.

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Dark Chocolate Yogurt Brownies

These dark chocolate yogurt brownies are packed full of rich chocolate flavor and a hint of tangy yogurt flavor. Top with flaked sea salt and powdered sugar.

Yield: 8x8 pan

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1 cup vanilla bean yogurt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 teaspoon flaked sea salt
  • Powder sugar, optional

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper or spray with non-stick spray, set aside.

In a small bowl whisk together flour, baking soda and kosher salt, set aside.

In a medium sized mixing bowl add chopped dark chocolate and unsalted butter. Melt in 20 second increments in the microwave until just melted. Make sure to stir the chocolate each time you stop the microwave.

Once the chocolate is melted stir in palm sugar, yogurt, cocoa powder and espresso powder. Once combined stir in flour mixture and chocolate morsels.

Pour brownie batter (it will be thick) into the prepare dish and smooth out the top.

Bake for about 25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean when tested in the center.

Let cool and sprinkle the top with optional powder sugar.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Yulu. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

14 Responses to “Dark Chocolate Yogurt Brownies”

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — January 23, 2015 at 7:54 am

    Top Chef is TOTALLY my jam!
    And so are yogurt and brownies. And then together? GIMME THESE! Love that you made them healthier so I can eat 52 of them. Pinned!

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    Beth — January 23, 2015 at 8:18 am

    While it’s dark and cold outside, once January rolls around, I get excited for the Bachelor too! I love these healthy-ish brownies 🙂

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    Liz @ Floating Kitchen — January 23, 2015 at 9:12 am

    OK, yogurt and whole wheat flour. I’m calling this breakfast!

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    TidyMom — January 23, 2015 at 9:20 am

    we’ve totally been obsessed with brownie baking at our house lately too – I love to add espresso powder too — the yogurt is a fabulous idea….I see another batch in my oven soon!

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    Mal — January 23, 2015 at 9:23 am

    These look so incredibly amazing! I am such a sucker for a good brownie

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    Sara @ Bitz & Giggles — January 23, 2015 at 9:31 am

    Since there’s yogurt in these, I can eat twice as many and not feel guilty about it, right? They look delish! Oh, and as far as TV shows go, I’m all about Top Chef and The Bachelor too!

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    Cookin Canuck — January 23, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Hello, gorgeous! From the yogurt to the espresso powder, these have my name written all over them. Soda Stream is one of my obsessions, too. I fizz up two bottles every morning and glug it down the rest of the day.

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — January 23, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    These brownies are totally stunning! Love, love, love the yogurt in there!

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    Meagan @ a zesty bite — January 23, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    I used to be a huge fan of top chef but I can’t seem to get into this seasons show. Count me in for the bachelor though. Total trash but totally good.

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    Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom — January 23, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Brandy, ok, I already liked you. . but now I really like you. . My Soda Stream and The Bachelor . . I watch that junk every Monday night. OK, I have to ask. . did you like Nick from Andi’s season . . I loved him. anyway, dude, these brownies. . so intrigued by the coconut palm sugar and the vanilla bean yogurt .. gorgeous!

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    Bea — January 24, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Bubbly water is my thing so yes to the soda stream. Have been wanting one for a while now 🙂
    The brownies sound absolutely fantastic – nice addition of yoghurt

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    Sommer @ASpicyPerspective — January 25, 2015 at 11:20 am

    I absolutely the healthy ingredients in this yummy brownie recipe! Still not sure if I should make for main course or dessert;)

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    Amanda @ The Kitcheneer — January 25, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Im loving these healthy swaps in these oh so decadent brownies!

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