Healthy Greek Yogurt Brownies made with oat flour are lighter, packed with protein and topped with a chocolate ganache. Simple ingredients, simple to make and lower calorie! Gluten Free + Low Calorie
If you're in the mood for a sweet treat, look no further! These yummy chocolate brownies are made with oat flour and a boost of protein.
They're creamy, chocolatey and topped with homemade chocolate ganache. So yummy!
The best part is these brownies are made with healthy ingredients, are low calorie and can easily be made gluten free.
Why I Love These Low Calorie Brownies with Yogurt
Brownies can fit into a balanced and healthy diet. I fully believe regular brownies can fit as well as healthier brownies like these oat flour yogurt brownies!
- Lower Calorie - These brownies are just 210 calories. The calories include the chocolate ganache!
- Lower Sugar - There are 17 grams of sugar in this recipe which is much lower than regular brownie recipes.
- Higher Protein - There is 5 grams of protein per brownie from the Greek Yogurt!
- Easy Ingredients - Al the ingredients are simple and easy to find.
- Versatile - This healthy brownie recipe is easy to make your own. I love topping the chocolate ganache with sliced strawberries and a touch of powdered sugar.
Greek Yogurt Brownie Ingredients
For the full ingredients measurements, scroll to the bottom of this post to the recipe card.
- Greek Yogurt
- Olive Oil
- Coconut Sugar
- Vanilla Extract
- Oat Flour
- Cocoa Powder
- Chocolate Chips
- Half & Half
For substitution recommendations, see the section below on substitutions.
How To Make Oat Flour Brownies with Yogurt
Step One - Preheat the oven to 350 F. Prepare an 8-inch by 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
Step Two - Mix the oat flour, cocoa powder and salt together in a mixing bowl.
Step Three - Melt the chocolate and olive oil in the microwave.
Step Four - In a separate mixing bowl, mix together the eggs, sugar, Greek Yogurt and vanilla extract.
Step Five - Add the melted chocolate and flour mixture to the wet ingredient bowl.
Step Six - Transfer the batter into the prepare baking pan. Bake 22-25 minutes.
Step Seven - Remove the brownies from the oven and let them cool completely.
Step Eight - Prepare the ganache by adding the half and half to a sauce pan. Once warmed, stir in the chocolate until melted.
Step Nine - Cool the ganache to thicken. Next pour the ganache over the baked brownies. Place in the refrigerator to firm up then slice and enjoy!
How To Store Yogurt Brownies
- Refrigerator - You can store these brownies in the refrigerator up to 10 days. Yogurt brownies should definitely be stored in the refrigerator to maintain freshness and not left out at room temperature.
- Freezer - Greek Yogurt brownies can be frozen up to 3 months. First, slice the brownies then place on a sheet pan and pop into the freezer for 30-60 minutes until they are set. Last, remove the sheet pan from the freezer and place the brownies in a plastic storage bag separated with parchment paper.
Yogurt Oat Flour Brownie Frequently Asked Questions
Can You Use Olive Oil To Bake?
You can safely use olive oil to bake with up to 350 F. Any temperature above 350 F is not recommended to bake with olive oil.
Can Yogurt Brownies Be Made Dairy-Free?
A dairy free yogurt that is high protein like this can be used instead of Greek yogurt if you need something dairy free.
Can I Make Oat Flour From Oats?
What Can I Use Instead Of Greek Yogurt In Brownies?
Here are the best Greek Yogurt substitutes - sour cream, cottage cheese, avocado, coconut cream, mashed banana.
Can You Substitute Applesauce For Oil In Brownies?
Unsweetened applesauce can be substituted cup-for-cup in brownie mixes.
Are Brownies Good For Weight Loss?
I tell my nutrition clients that losing weight and keeping it off permanently is about BALANCE. There are ways to balance foods like brownies in your diet. Instead of thinking of food as either good or bad, yes or no, think about how you can make food or recipes you enjoy better or what nutrition you can add to improve them.
Substitutions For Healthy Yogurt Brownie Recipe
Here are the substitutions you could make for this healthy brownie recipe.
I want to remind you that any swaps or substitutions you make to the ingredients will change the nutritional values from what you see below. Just keep this in mind!
- Eggs - I have not tested this recipe yet using an egg substitute. I recommend trying an egg substitute like this one if you need to omit the eggs.
- Olive Oil - Canola oil or refined coconut oil (refined will not yield a coconut flavor) could be used instead. Applesauce can also be used in the same quantity.
- Oat Flour - For gluten free, be sure to use gluten free oat flour. If you are not gluten free, you can use regular oat flour. Whole wheat flour, gluten free all purpose baking flour and almond flour will work with this recipe. Coconut flour will not work.
- Cocoa Powder - I used unsweetened cocoa powder for this recipe. You can use cacao powder instead too.
- Greek Yogurt - Cottage cheese could be swapped instead of the yogurt. I recommend using small curd cottage cheese and blending in a blender before mixing into the batter with the other ingredients. Dairy free yogurt that is high protein like this can be used instead of Greek yogurt if you need something dairy free.
- Chocolate Chips - You can use dairy free chocolate chips or regular. I used semi-sweet chocolate chips for this recipe.
- Half & Half - Heavy cream, whole milk, evaporated milk, coconut milk from a can are alternatives to the heavy cream.
- Coconut Sugar - Brown sugar, monk fruit sugar, another low calorie sugar substitute or sugar of your choice can be used.
More Healthy Brownie Recipes
- Healthy Chickpea Blondes
- Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Blondes
- Chickpea Pumpkin Protein Bars
- Gingerbread Protein Brownies
- Collagen Fudge Brownies
- Sneaky Spinach Brownies
- Zucchini Chocolate Brownies
- Healthy Red Velvet Brownies
- Single Serve High Protein Brownie
Healthy Greek Yogurt Brownies
For the Yogurt Oat Flour Brownies
For the Ganache:
- 1/3 cup Chocolate Chips
- 1/2 cup Half and Half
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare a 8-inch by 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- Mix the oat flour, cocoa powder and salt in a mixing bowl and set aside.
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave with the olive oil in a small ramekin. 15-20 seconds in the microwave should be enough to melt it gently. Stir the ingredients until smooth after microwaving.
- In a separate mixing bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, Greek yogurt and vanilla extract.
- Add the melted chocolate and flour to the wet ingredients. Fold together until just incorporated.
- Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake 22-25 minutes in the oven or until the top is set and a toothpick can be inserted clean from the center.
- Remove the brownies from the oven and cool at room temperature.
- While the brownies cool, prepare the ganache topping by adding the half and half to a saucepan. Warm over medium-low heat until it just begins to bubble. Turn off the heat and stir in the chocolate chips until melted.
- Cool the ganache 8-12 minutes to allow it to thicken then pour over the brownies and smooth it over the brownies. Place the baking pan in the refrigerator to firm up the brownies. Once firm, slice and serve!
- Brownies should be stored in the refrigerator up to 10 days or in the freezer up to 3 months.