Happy Weekend, bloggies! I would also like to welcome everyone to the first day of spring! Has this not been the coldest, harshest winter ever? I for one am more than happy and excited for some constant warm weather. Time for everyone to come out of their homes, and soak up the SUN!
For a fun weekend post, I decided it was going to be alllllll about the brownies.
These guys are all the taste and yumminess of the traditional brownies, but none of the fat! Check it out!
Why do weekends always seem like the best time to bake/enjoy things like this? Just always seems to happen that way.
I love these brownies for so many reasons, one of the main ones being that it only requires ONE ingredient. Better yet, that one ingredient is yogurt! I always go Greek for that extra protein boost…
Speaking of protein, have you ever tried adding protein powder to your cookies/cakes/baked goods? Throw in a couple of scoops to your mix pre-baking for some extra protein! (You may want to try a neutral flavor like plain or vanilla, anything else might over power the mixture…besides, who wants “Triple Berry protein brownies?!?!)
One box of mix….
Plus the yogurt… (I add a splash of skim milk, just because the Greek yogurt is so much thicker than traditional yogurt. I also add a teaspoon each of Almond Extract and Vanilla Extract)
Since the mix makes “12 brownies” I make it easier on myself by baking these cuties in a muffin tin. That way I know each brownie is a serving, and I don’t keep eating “one more bite” of an entire pan. Not that that has EVER happened. ;-)
(Never claimed to be the cleanest cook. Disregard the mess all over the pan……I tended to miss. Alot)
This is where it got fun. These brownies are perfectly delicious as they are, but what puts them really over the top is TOPPINGS! No pun intended, folks.
I made half the batch with choppped walnuts, and the other half with a teaspoon of natural PB in the middle. Ohhhhhh yea.
It was time to bake these beauties!
The nice thing about brownie clean-up is having both a blogger boy AND a bff who is obsessed with batter.
After 30 minutes….
It doesnt get much better than this, people!
And you know, of course, that it is of the utmost importance that a brownie be enjoyed with an ICE cold glass of milk, right?
Happy Spring, Happy Weekend, and Happy Brownies! Get out there, and enjoy this day! What is YOUR favorite baked good?