Sunday, January 20, 2013

Homemade Brownies

Who doesn't enjoy a good brownie? Most do. My husband loves brownies. When I vowed not to buy boxed I wasn't sure we would ever eat brownies again. Ha. I called up my mom and asked her if it was possible to make homemade brownies (my mom is an amazing cook and I owe my skill and love for cooking/baking to her). She said, "Of course! I have a recipe for brownies you can have." S.W.E.E.T.

At Christmas I made a couple gifts that was this homemade brownie mix inside a jar with instructions for the wet ingredients to mix in. People liked them. So now I am sharing the recipe with you, of course!

Abby loves baking...she's putting the sugar in and usually doesn't spill except for the time I step back to take a picture...

Sticking her finger in the bowl...

Pinch of salt

Someone loves tasting while baking

Spinning the bowl

mmm hmm. She bakes with her Grandma a lot and learned to lick the spoon.

Only takes a few minutes to mix together.


The best part? I made them healthier but you can't tell a difference! They taste the same as always! And of course the fact that there's no processed chemicals :)

Homemade Brownies

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup plain yogurt 
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp water

1. Cream butter, yogurt, sugar, egg, vanilla (The yogurt is a sub for another 1/4 cup butter. That's almost a 400 calorie save!).
2. Add cocoa powder, flour, water. 
3. Grease 8x8 pan and pour brownie batter in.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

*If you want to fill a 9x13 pan then double the entire recipe. The yogurt substitute was great because it made the batter just like a box batter and wasn't as heavy as normal with all butter, which allowed less water in the mix.

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