So, generally when you think of brownies you think blood sugar levels spiking and rich chocolatey goodness, served hot and gooey with some freshly whipped cream, followed by guilty pangs post-devour. Well, this Clean Chocolate Brownies recipe might just tick all the right boxes- tasty, fibre rich and relatively low in fats and completely free of refined sugar!

Ingredients

  • 90g of Whole Wheat fine flour
  • 50g of Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp of Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp of Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 20g of Unsalted Butter
  • 100ml of Agave or Honey
  • 70g of Greek Nonfat Yogurt
  • 2 Tbs of Crunchy Peanut Butter (optional)
  • 1 Tbs of Ground Chia (optional)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 150 C, and lightly coat an 8”-square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. To prepare the brownies, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the butter, eggs, and vanilla. Add in the Agave syrup and Greek yogurt, and stir until no large lumps remain.
  4. Mix in the flour mixture, stirring just until incorporated. Once mixed, add the peanut butter and chia (optional).
  5. Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Bake at 150 C for 15-19 minutes (15 minutes yields the fudgiest brownies; 19 minutes yields slightly cakier brownies).
  6. Remove the brownies from the oven and allow them to sit until slightly cooler.
  7. Best served warm.