16 Jan 2013

Marble Greek Yogurt Brownie



I have suddenly gone on a greek yogurt kick. You can do so much with it: healthier cheesecake, delicious smoothies, and now I present you the marble greek yogurt brownie.

Seriously, everywhere I use cream cheese I now use greek yogurt. Heck, I may even start putting it on my bagels!

Hmmm.. too far? No, I think I'll just stick to replacing it in my baking. For now..





Marble Greek Yogurt Brownie
printable recipe


What you'll need:

Brownies:
-3/4 cup butter, softened
-2 oz dark chocolate 
-1/3 cup cocoa powder
-2 cups white sugar
-2 eggs
-1/2 banana, mashed
-1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
-1 cup all-purpose flour
-1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Swirl:
-1 cup plain Greek yogurt
-1 teaspoon honey
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Directions:

    1.   Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Line a square 8x8 baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. 
    2.   Melt the butter and chocolate in a saucepan over low heat, stiring occasionally. Once melted, turn off heat and whisk in the cocoa until fully combined. 
    3.   Beat in the eggs, banana, sugar, vanilla, flour and salt until fully incorporated. Pour into the prepared pan.
    4.   In a small bowl, mix together the yogurt, honey and vanilla. Spoon the mixture on top of the brownie batter, and using a butter knife, swirl the yogurt mixture into the brownie batter. 
    5.   Bake for around 1 hour or until the edges are set. Remove from the oven and let cool for 1 hour before transferring to the fridge to set.


You might also like:
Marble Cream Cheese Brownie 
Burger Cake
Greek Yogurt Raspberry Cheesecake

19 comments:

  1. Brownies look cute with the marbled effect!

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  2. These brownies look very cool! Love Greek yogurt as well but find it expensive. A couple years back I learned it's just plain yogurt with less water content. Now I make my own...it's really easy. I've posted the steps on my blog. Here's the link if you're interested: http://www.cookapalooza.org/2011/12/make-your-own-greek-yogurt-on-cheap.html

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  3. This is so beautiful! And yes, Greek yogurt on everything is wonderful!

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  4. Greek yogurt really is good stuff - I love it! And these brownies look exceptional. Not to mention pretty. I'll be right over - save some for me! ;-)

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  5. That swirl looks so nice and so tempting! Lovely brownie.. Oh God, another brownie on my list :)

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  6. Looks delicious! Have a great day!

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  7. I love to use Greek Yoghurt in my bakes as well. This looks delicious and rich, but lightened by the use of yoghurt.

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  8. Cathleen, this looks glorious! Love the beautiful swirls.

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  9. Love greek yogurt in recipes! So creamy and delicious. Nice swirls!

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  10. I have a serious hankering for delicious brownies now :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  11. I'm a big fan of Greek yogurt! These sound divine!!

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  12. Cathleen , sadly Greek yogurt here is more expensive than cream cheese :P :D Though I use natural yogurt from time to time . Love your yogurt brownie ! It looks yummy :)... I bet you're thinking of making frozen yogurt as well ! lol

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  13. So...if these are healthier, I could eat them for breakfast right? Yum!

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  14. these brownies look wonderful and yes I agree with you on the Greek yogurt, it's wonderful and has a zillion uses!

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  15. Yes, greek yogurt is a fantastic ingredient, and these brownies sound delectable!

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  16. i never thought of replacing that with cream cheese , i think that will make a great substitute!

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  17. Cathleen ,
    This is s healthier choice of brownie.
    I love the swirl on this brownie.
    You made it so pretty!
    mui

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  18. Yogurt in a brownie? Now, that`s interesting, but still sounds good!

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