Chocolate "Cheesecake" Brownies

Lowfat Greek yogurt is an excellent substitute for cream cheese in this delicious brownie recipe.

Ingredients: 

 

  • Brownies:

  • 1 cup flour

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate

  • 4 tablespoons butter

  • 2/3 cup sugar

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 tablespoons plain lowfat Greek yogurt

  • Topping:

  • 1/2 cup plain lowfat Greek yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh grated lemon zest

 

Instructions: 

 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

  2. To make the brownies, shisk together the flour, salt, and baking soda in a medium-size mixing bowl. Set aside. Combine the chocolate and butter, and melt in a double boiler.

  3. Once melted, add to the flour mixture, then slowly add the sugar, vanilla, eggs and yogurt. Mix well and pour the batter into a lightly greased 8-inch-square baking dish.

  4. Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 325°F. Top the cake with the yogurt cheese mixture. Continue baking for 35 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!

  5. To make the topping, combine all ingredients, mix well, and set aside.

 

Nutritional Analysis: 
Calories: 260, Fat: 11g, Carbohydrate: 38g, Protein: 5g
Yield: 
10 Servings

Courtesy of Stonyfield/Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt

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