Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Semi-home made low fat brownies


There are millions of recipes online on how to reduce the calories when making cakes, brownies and cookies from a box mix. They usually involve substituting the oil/butter and eggs for diet soda, apple sauce or pumpkin pie filling/puree.

I came across a recipe (via hungry girl) that used non-fat greek yogurt instead. She suggested using a chocolate cake mix. She said the cake came out with sort of a brownie feel to it. It decided to take it up a notch and use low-fat brownie mix instead.

1 box of low fat brownie mix
1 5.3oz cup of non-fat greek yogurt
1 5.3oz cup of water (just use the empty cup of yogurt to measure)

Grease pan and pour mix into pan
Follow box instructions

Brownies are ready once a toothpick or knife comes out clean or the sides start to pull away from pan.

Verdict - tastes delicious, perhaps a little too sweet even (artificial sweeteners maybe?). The brownies were a tad too gooey and hard to take out of the pan. Perhaps I needed to allow to cool much longer. The box suggested lining the pan with foil - which perhaps helps this problem.

All in all, it is a nice treat and a kinda guilt-free.

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