Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Low Fat Brownie Sundaes

Is that an oxymoron? I thought so too, until I discovered all kinds of low fat options for baked goods on the internet.  Thank you Skinny Girl, Hungry Girl, whatever girl.  (But really, thank you Pinterest!) I've tried several different methods for reducing the fat.....cake mix and brownie mix with the can of diet soda - the cake mix works very well. The brownie mix works well if you like a really fudge-y brownie (like that could be a bad thing!)  I've done the applesauce in place of oil thing.  It works, but gives everything a weird texture.  But now, now I've discovered the brownie mix plus yogurt thing!  And it's definitely my favorite so far.  The texture is much closer to "normal".  {Now, some of you might be saying, 'just don't eat the brownies'.  Well, that would be like telling a hoarder to just throw all their sh*t away!}
Besides, the yogurt + brownie mix is an easy, egg-free way to make brownies that everyone can enjoy! Last night I made (another!) batch to take to a friend's house, and my little allergy boy said "can I have one?" I said 'yes, mommy made those with no eggs, so you can have one in a little while'.  He threw his arms around me and said "Thank you mama for making them no eggs!"  That kid is so sweet, he melts my heart :)
All you need is brownie mix (this is Ghiradelli Triple Chocolate. Don't judge.), and 1/2 cup non-fat plain yogurt (I would assume vanilla would be fine too) and the amount of water called for on the box of mix.  No eggs, no oil.  Bake according to directions on the box.
Then you can add fat-free Breyer's Vanilla Ice Cream (no eggs!) and a little sugar free syrup. 
If so inclined.

This was a yummy treat for the kids and I - much lower in fat than the 'traditional' version. However, it is definitely still a "treat" b/c it is loaded with sugar!  

You just can't win them all ;)

Want a chocolate treat that is a little healthier? Check out the Healthier Chocolate Truffles and Haystacks!

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  1. Yumm! I really need to "cut the fat" in many ways, what a great place to start..lol

  2. Now I am craving chocolate. Like..really bad.
    Gotta love Pinterest huh? I have never heard of using yogurt. That is interesting.

  3. I've done the applesauce and the diet soda tricks before, but never yogurt. Definitely going to try it out.

  4. Yum! I can't believe I've never tried baking brownies with yogurt before. Can't wait to try it!

  5. These came out really good, kids had no idea...



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