Tuesday, December 13, 2011

So the brownie recipe - the brownies kind of remind me of like a cross between a brownie and a chocolate cheesecake so if you are ok with adding extra calories, you could try using fat-free cream cheese (it would add about 50-60 calories more to the whole thing so like maybe 5 more calories per brownie) instead of Greek yogurt but you could probably find a lower-cal substitute for the eggs or margarine to make up for it

1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
8 tbsp margarine or butter, softened (one stick or you could use something like black beans or chickpeas as Claire suggested on a previous post - no idea if it would effect the taste or not)
1 1/3 cup sugar (you could probably use Splenda or Truvia or whatever you wanted - it would have fewer calories that way)
3 eggs (you could probably use ground flax seeds or apple sauce or something as Claire suggested but I have no clue on the calories in ground flax - applesauce should save a few calories though but no clue if it would effect the taste)
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup Greek yogurt (I used vanilla in mine because that's what I had - you could use plain if you wanted but it might not be as sweet but it might save calories or you could try regular yogurt and see how that turns out - regular yogurt would save on calories)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9x13 cake pan with non-stick spray.
Stir the first four ingredients together and set aside.
Mix butter and sugar together with an electric mixer until creamy.  Add eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
Add in flour mixture slowly and mix at a low speed.  Add in yogurt and mix until combined.  Batter will probably be thick (might be thinner if you use regular yogurt).
Pour into pan and spread it so it's in an even layer.
Bake for about 20-25 minutes.  Brownies are done when a toothpick inserted into the middle of the pan come out clean.
Cool and cut into 24 brownies (or more or less if you want... 24 following the recipe as I have it comes out to 125.5 calories each).

My brownies pulled away from the sides of the pan as they cooled.  Not sure if I over sprayed the pan or baked them too long or if they just do that or what.  Taste fine though.

I tried the Blogger app and it wouldn't let me sign in and I couldn't figure out how to add another email account on my phone so if I post from my phone it'll probably be through email.  My phone is a p.o.s.  My touchscreen doesn't always work and the power button doesn't always work either.  I hate it.  And my memory card refused to work earlier today too.  It sucked because I wanted to use the camera on  my phone and it wouldn't let me.

Today is my mom's birthday so my intake will be shitty.  BUT, starting tomorrow, I'm gonna get on track.  Weigh myself first thing in the morning and take diet pills and clean and exercise and restrict and eat as healthily as possible and just get on track.  Then when I get to weigh in again (most likely Monday) I will hopefully have lost a pound or two or more (preferably two or more).  I'm gonna get rid of this fat grossness.

I'll post picture tomorrow.  It's already after 10 pm and I need to go to bed.  I gotta go to the bank tomorrow.  I've been working on this post since I woke up so I'm gonna go to bed and I need to get off the computer before I spend more money.  Damn you Victoria's Secret and every other website I shop at online!  About $110 spent in like less than 2 hours.  Probably more like 1...  Oops...  At least I don't have any bills really.  Just car insurance this month.  Anyway, bed...



  1. Sounds yum to me! :)
    Ground flaxseeds is 37 cals per tbsp, you just add some water to it and wait for it to thicken before you use it like an egg.
    Using apple sauce will make it sweeter and using beans will make it a little heavier but in a good way.
    Just taste your batter- if you think you can taste something too much just add more cocoa/sweetener or whatever it is it needs.
    The other thing you can use is tofu to replace the yoghurt/marge (less cals)
    Hope you sleep well and feel stronger tomorrow! xxx

  2. Sounds delicious! Brownies are supposed to pull slightly away from the sides of the pan when done... so sounds like it went as planned. : )

  3. Wow, sounds good. Maybe I'll try that :)

  4. OHHHMYGOODNESS that sounds deeeelish! Thanks!
    Also, I feel your pain, my phones a Piece of crap too... it decided to DELETE EVERYTHING today, butttt I'm smarter than it so I got it all back (yayy me!) anyways, Hope all went well after your mom's birthday! <3 xo

  5. thanks for posting every single step, I'm a total failure when it comes to cook -.- they sounds yummy and I wanna try this asap!!! :D
    Nice blog...I'm following you, hope you'll follow back (the english version of my blog). Kiss, Jay :)

  6. Oh, that sounds so delicious.
    Thanks for posting, I may just try that recipe. :)
    My phone is also less than reliable, haha.
    Hope things are going well for you love.
    Stay positive, stay beautiful. <3