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The BEST healthy brownies with no flour, no refined white sugar, no butter, and no eggs. These delicious healthier brownies are easy to make and include an optional frosting recipe made using Greek yogurt!

The best healthy brownies with no flour, no refined white sugar, no butter, and no eggs. These delicious and healthy brownies are easy to make and include an optional frosting recipe made using Greek yogurt! 

The BEST healthy brownies with no flour, no refined white sugar, no butter, and no eggs. These delicious healthier brownies are easy to make and include an optional frosting recipe made using Greek yogurt!

My dad knows just how much I love chocolate (I’m not too different from my chocolate-obsessed mother & sisters) and in his attempts to stay “hip” he sends my sisters, mom, and me what he thinks is a chocolate-chip emoji frequently. (?) The text will be something like “Have a great day cooking!?” Or “Want me to bring home a treat for you:?”

My sister finally decided to confront my dad and ask why he was always sending everyone a “pile of poop” emoji. He was completely surprised and then confused by her question… After showing him the emoji, he said, “You mean the cute little chocolate chips?”

And since then, we’ve all tried to convince him that it is not a chocolate chip. However, he is certain (and maintains) that Apple would never create a poop emoji and that it is indeed a chocolate chip. So he goes right along and continues using it in his various messages.

So I group messaged all my sisters a few weeks ago telling them they needed to come try my healthy brownies. I jokingly included the? emoji and scared them all off from trying the healthy brownies even after explaining that it was just a “chocolate-chip.”? And now that I’ve put in a total of 6? emoji’s I hope I haven’t scared anyone else off from these healthy brownies because they are chocolate heaven!! GUILT-FREE chocolate heaven to be exact. Although I have a strict “no guilt” policy when eating chocolate. Because life is short and chocolate just makes life better πŸ™‚

The BEST healthy brownies with no flour, no refined white sugar, no butter, and no eggs. These delicious healthier brownies are easy to make and include an optional frosting recipe made with Greek yogurt

And one of my favorite ways to eat dark chocolate is in baked goods. Breads, muffins, cakes — chocolate pretty much always makes everything better. But BROWNIES. Brownies are hands down my absolute favorite way to eat chocolate. And if I don’t have a planned place for a batch of brownies to go (family, friends, neighbors, etc.) they will all get consumed by yours truly.

As a result, I’ve worked and worked and WORKED on a healthy brownie recipe that I absolutely love but has better ingredients. Oh, and beans, they are a no go. (Sorry all you black bean brownie lovers, I just don’t love beans in brownies!) I’ve published a healthy brownie recipe that’s gotten great reviews and we all love and I will still continue to make because they are delicious, BUT it is a peanut butter brownie recipe that calls for quite a bit of peanut butter. So, there has been a definite need for a pure fudge-y ?% chocolate-y healthy brownie recipe. This is IT.

I call these the impossible healthy brownies because it’s pretty amazing how great the ingredients are for the pure delicious fudgy taste you’ll get. Also this is probably contrary to every single brownie law of the universe, but these are actually my favorite served COLD. I know, I know. Warm brownies are incredible and these are great warm too (warm up leftover pieces in the microwave!), but please promise you will try them chilled. Cover these tightly and chill them overnight (or about 4-6 hours) and then you’ll know what I’m talking about. They taste like straight fudge.

SO what can you expect from these healthy brownies? After being chilled are very dense and fudgy and not at all cake-like. When warmed up they do have a lighter and more cake-like texture.  They do not have an overpowering bitter cocoa taste because NO cocoa powder, but if you don’t love the flavor or slight bitter taste of dark chocolate you likely won’t love (or even like) these. The flavor will also depend highly on the chocolate you use. I used 53% cacao dark chocolate and didn’t find these bitter, but they do taste like dark chocolate. They are thick, chewy, and quite rich with the frosting on them. They are so thick you really do need a glass of milk with them! This is a chocolate recipe you need in your life ASAP. πŸ™‚

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The Best Healthier Brownies

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The best healthy brownies with no flour, no refined white sugar, no butter, and no eggs. These delicious and healthy brownies are easy to make and include an optional frosting recipe made using Greek yogurt! 
The best healthy brownies with no flour, no refined white sugar, no butter, and no eggs. These delicious brownies are easy to make and include an optional frosting recipe made using Greek yogurt!
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The Best Healthier Brownies

The best healthy brownies with no flour, no refined white sugar, no butter, and no eggs. These delicious brownies are easy to make and include an optional frosting recipe made using Greek yogurt!
4.74 from 41 votes
The best healthy brownies with no flour, no refined white sugar, no butter, and no eggs. These delicious and healthy brownies are easy to make and include an optional frosting recipe made using Greek yogurt! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy brownies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 1 8x8 pan (12 bars)
Calories 176kcal
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

Brownies:

  • 1 and 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips separated, I use 53% cacao
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons coconut oil LouAna brand recommended
  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar brown sugar can be substituted
  • 3/4 cup oat flour just blend regular oats in your blender

Optional Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened vanilla almond milk or whatever milk you have on hand
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 3/4- 1 & 1/4 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8 x 8 pan with foil or parchment paper and then spray with nonstick spray (I use a coconut oil based spray that I love.)
  • In a bowl place 1 cup of chocolate chips or chopped and measured dark chocolate.
  • Microwave the coconut oil and measure the coconut oil in its melted, hot state.
  • Pour the hot melted coconut oil over the dark chocolate and stir the chocolate until it is completely melted.
  • For best results I suggest using LouAna coconut oil as I've found other coconut oils vary in their baked taste and sometimes result in a bitter-tasting baked good.
  • Add in the Greek yogurt. Make sure the Greek yogurt is quite thick (check the notes) and not watery. If needed drab it with a paper towel after stirring and measuring it.
  • Stir in the vanilla, salt, baking soda, and coconut sugar.
  • In a blender or food processor put in quick oats or old fashioned oats. Blend or process until the oats resemble flour. Measure the oat flour after blending and not before.
  • Stir into the mixture. Stir in the remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
  • Spread the mixture (it is very thick) into the prepared 8 x 8 pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 28-32 minutes or until a fork comes out clean when inserted.
  • Do not over-bake. Slightly under-baking is better and will yield a better taste and texture. (More fudge-like)
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.

Optional frosting

  • In a microwave safe bowl combine the chocolate chips and milk. Microwave in bursts of 15 seconds, stirring for 15 seconds in between each burst until the chocolate is completely melted.
  • Stir in the Greek yogurt and then whisk in the powdered sugar.
  • Start with 3/4 a cup and add as needed. Note that the frosting thickens up a lot after being refrigerated.
  • Refrigerate the frosting (covered in an airtight container) for at least 30 minutes.
  • Cover the brownies with the frosting.
  • Remove the brownies using the overhang of the parchment paper or foil. Cut into pieces and enjoy.

Storing Notes:

  • These are great warm but they are OUT OF THE WORLD good after being refrigerated overnight or for 6-8 hours (and eaten cold.) I never thought I would say a brownie is good cold but it tastes like brownie fudge after being chilled all night! πŸ™‚ So when I make these now, I automatically just chill them overnight because that's the way we like them the best.
  • However, they are also super good warmed up in the microwave for a few seconds before enjoying! Just be careful warming these as the frosting melts.
  • Store brownies in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Frosting doesn't freeze well, but the brownies do freeze well by being individually wrapped.

Video

Recipe Notes

I've tried this recipe with several different types of yogurt. The best success I've had with lower fat yogurts is with a light Greek yogurt that is 130 calories a serving. Do not use a yogurt with less calories than that as it becomes too watery. I recommend a vanilla flavored yogurt as I believe it adds a lot more flavor than a plain yogurt.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 176kcal

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181 Comments

  1. Your dad is too funny! That’s so cute – at least he’s trying to stay hip πŸ™‚ Love these healthier brownies! They look perfect and I love the video πŸ™‚

  2. I just love that crackled top!! These brownies sound completely awesome Chelsea! haha and that story about your dad!! Totally something mine would do!! Too funny!

        1. My brownies never “set up”. They were a delicious chocolate sauce, though. I wish I knew what I did wrong. Or was an ingredient left out of the recipe?

    1. Sorry Deborah, I haven’t tried anything in place of the Greek yogurt so I can’t say for sure what would work. It’s pretty important to this recipe unfortunately.

    2. I know this was posted years ago but I thought I would make a suggestion for anybody else out there that is dairy free. Coconut yogurt might work as it is thick like Greek yogurt. I haven’t tried this recipe yet but I will once I have coconut yogurt on hand.

  3. I definitely think my result was because of too much coconut oil (will try again with just 1/4 c) and no eggs. The taste was AMAZINGG just not the texture…so I don’t want to give up on this recipe yet!

    1. Hey Laura! So glad to hear you liked the taste on these!! I’m not quite sure what texture you are hoping for, but they are more the texture of a dense (almost undercooked) brownie or even the texture of thick fudge in my opinion. Did you try chilling them too? They shouldn’t be “liquid-y” at all, so make sure that you have enough oat flour in your brownies (measure oat flour after blending) Check out my video too to make sure you have the same consistency as in the video. Hope this helps! πŸ™‚

      1. Thank you!! I think the problem was measuring the coconut oil pre melting!!! If I could delete that past comment I would bc I tried then again and they were great (coconut oil measured post melting)!!

          1. YAY!!! I am so happy they were better for you with that coconut oil melted, so glad you loved these!!

  4. I heard that emoji is soft served chocolate ice cream. Everyone just thinks it is poop. These brownies were amazing thank you!!

      1. I’ve read the same. They intended it to be ice cream but for some reason us gross Americans assumed it was poop! Ha !!

    1. 5 stars
      I read that the emoji creators made it for chocolate soft serve ice cream. They were saddened that the happy little guy was thought of as poop. Yay, Dad!
      I’m about to make this recipe as soon as my son gets home from Walmart with the dark chocolate chips and yogurt!

  5. 5 stars
    Absolutely Delicious!
    I made this brownies and within 1 and half day it was all gone! My husband and 3 girls (11, 8 and 6) absolutely loved them. I will never make brownies any other way. I am so grateful for your recipe and I am so looking forward to trying more of your healthy recipes.

    1. Hey AJ! So glad to hear it!! Unfortunately these wouldn’t work out at all without the chocolate chips — those are one of the main “structures” to these brownies!

  6. I made these yesterday and refrigerated overnight (and ate for breakfast today!). I really like the texture of them but oh man they are way too sweet with the combined sugars from the chocolate chips and vanilla Greek yogurt. I only used half of the amount of Palm Sugar after reading how much sugar is in the vanilla Greek yogurt.

    I would like to try them again with plain Greek yogurt as it has no sugar and an unsweetened dark chocolate, perhaps the baking squares. Have you ever tried the recipe with the baking squares of chocolate rather than the chocolate chips?

    1. Glad you enjoyed them!! And it sounds like you don’t have much of a sweet tooth — that is awesome! πŸ™‚ Plain Greek yogurt should be totally fine in these. I haven’t tried baking squares, but I don’t see why they wouldn’t work if you still chop and then measure them as if they were chocolate chips!

  7. 5 stars
    These are to die for! I made them right away when I read the recipe. I was having a major chocolate craving! I had to change 2 things because I didn’t have what was in the recipe. So, I used whole wheat flour in place of the oats and then I had to use regular granulated sugar in place of coconut sugar. I know my changes made it less healthy, but it’s all I had. I will be making them again. My mom had one and even said she would’ve never known they were healthier. They tasted just like the Dark Chocolate Ghirardelli brownie mix. Thanks!

    1. Wow! That is quite the compliment to hear they taste like Ghiradelli πŸ™‚ Makes my day to hear that! Thank you so much for your comment and trying these out Meghan! Glad they were enjoyed πŸ™‚

      1. I used the Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate chips they were so great.. and they melted up so creamy. I used all the ingredients listed in the recipe and I spent a fortune at the grocery store, but at least I know what I am eating is healthier.. the coconut sugar blended so great. and I used Organic greek vanilla yogurt Liberte’ it was so very creamy. I would do this again.

        1. I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed these!! And Ghiradelli is definitely one of my favorite chocolates to use – YUM! The vanilla yogurt sounds delicious too πŸ™‚ Thanks for the comment!

  8. 5 stars
    I JUST MADE THIS RECIPE TONIGHT.. .AND I AM SO HAPPY FOR THE HEALTHY INGREDIENTS I USED IN THIS RECIPE.. I DIVIDED THE RECIPE INTO 25 SERVINGS AND THAT EQUALLED 6PTS ON WEIGHT WATCHERS A SMALL BITE BUT WELL WORTH IT.. I ALSO CALCULATED THE ICING, WHICH BY THE WAY IS SO SO TASTY.. HARD TO BELIEVE ITS JUST A FEW INGREDIENTS.. I ALSO DIVIDED IT INTO 25 SERVINGS WHICH EQUALED 2 PTS ON WEIGHT WATCHERS.. BUT AGAIN ITS NOT LIKE YOU ARE GOING TO EAT THE WHOLE PAN BY YOURSELF.. ( I HOPE NOT LOL).
    I LOVED THIS RECIPE AND HOW CLEVER TO PUT ALL THESE INGREDIENTS TOGETHER.

    1. Thank you so much! I’m thrilled you enjoyed these brownies πŸ™‚ And thanks for calculating the WW points! I’m sure that will be so helpful to others! πŸ™‚

  9. 5 stars
    OMG!!! I am on this new diet and i am craving junk foods so bad but i know i cant eat them so i googled healthy brownies and this came up first.. I am sooo excited to tried this out making them tomorrow!

  10. Love these! Thanks! I didn’t have vanilla yogurt on hand but I did have OIKOS chocolate yogurt on hand. It worked yummy too. For the frosting I didn’t use regular powered sugar I used stevia. With a few pulses in the blender (like the oats) it turns Stevia into sugar-free powered sugar. I will probably be making these more often.

    1. Ooo chocolate yogurt sounds divine! πŸ™‚ So happy you enjoyed these! And thanks for the stevia tip — that sounds like an awesome and healthier frosting! πŸ™‚

  11. 5 stars
    These are AMAZING, I am making them right now for the second time. You were right warm out of the oven amazing, esp with ice cream but cold the next few days even better!!! I will be making these for the next pot luck thats for sure. Thanks:)

    1. Yay!! So glad to hear you’ve loved these! Thanks so much for the comment Sonja!! And ice cream on top sounds PERFECT!

    1. I’ve found coconut sugar at Walmart, Smiths (Kroger stores), and Harmons. It’s also at pretty much any health food store or online πŸ™‚ I don’t know the calories per serving, but My Fitness Pal is a great resource! πŸ™‚

    1. So glad you’ve enjoyed them!! Not sure on the calories, but perhaps someone else can chime in πŸ™‚

      1. 5 stars
        I just did the count it’s 210 for serving of 6 and 105 for servings of 12 with no frosting – replaced coconut sugar with Boresha Sweet.

  12. 5 stars
    OMG I have to tell you that at first I was skeptical. I’ve tried (and hated) the chickpea brownies, avocado brownies and was about to try the black bean ones until I found your recipe. They just came out of the oven and I couldn’t wait for them to cool completely to give them a try. Let me say THEY ARE EVERYTHING YOU CLAIMED THEY’D BE!!! Amazing and I don’t feel guilty! Now as long as I don’t inhale the entire pan I’ll be good. Thank you for the wonderful recipe.

    1. Haha!! I have hated them all too so I’ve been on a mission to make some yummy ones WITHOUT any of those ingredients πŸ™‚ I am so thrilled with this comment I am so glad these were so well enjoyed! Thank you Andrea!

  13. Hi there. I see in your healthy brownie post from Oct/15 that you mention a healthy brownie recipe with a lot of peanut butter. Can you direct me to that recipe please?

  14. Just so you know if you ask Siri to read the text she says “smiling pile of poop” it’s pretty hilarious πŸ™‚

  15. Chelsea,
    I have a kid who reacts to coconut oil. Is it ok to substitute vegetable oil in your recipes which calls for melted coconut oil?

    1. I’ve actually not tried that substitute in most of my recipes. I know it doesn’t work in my cookies recipes, but I’m really not sure about the breads and brownies. Sorry Alice, I wish I could be of more help!

  16. 5 stars
    Hi Chelsea!! These brownies were delicious, thanks for posting this awesome recipe!! As I bake almost exclusively paleo, this recipe was fun for me to experiment with! Just FYI, I substituted almond flour for the oat flour, and agave for the coconut sugar (only because there was no more in my pantry!). So those substitutions work great for anyone curious. Thanks again for this great recipe!

    1. Hey Liz! So glad you enjoyed these brownies! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your substitutions as they are so helpful for others πŸ™‚

  17. I made these for my husband the other day, and they didn’t last very long. For the frosting I used sour cream instead of milk because I forgot to pick some up, and it worked a treat! I love the crunchy, nutty texture of these! Will no doubt make these again and again????

  18. 5 stars
    Hi! I’m making a “clean” white cake with chocolate frosting for a Fitness instructor friends’ birthday. It will be a 2-layer 8″ cake.I plan on using the frosting from your brownies, because it was love at first bite! Will this be an easy recipe to double, even maybe triple?? And do you think it is too heavy for a plain white layer cake. Aaaand, can I whip it to make it lighter and more spreadable or do I need to add more liquid? Sorry for all the ??? but I really want this to work!!!! Thanks!!!

    1. How nice of you!! And I’m so happy you enjoyed the frosting πŸ™‚ I think it would be fine to double, but triple might get a little tricky just with melting the chocolate evenly. I also don’t think it would be too heavy on a plain white cake, but I love thick and dense frostings which this definitely is πŸ™‚ As far as whipping it, I’m not sure. I would recommend letting it sit for a few hours and then beating it with hand mixers for a few minutes and see if that whips it lighter. I don’t think you want to add more liquid. I hope this helps, sorry I don’t have any definitive answers for you since I haven’t tried using this on a cake… yet πŸ™‚

      1. 5 stars
        Thank you! That was very helpful!!! And I agree, The thicker the frosting, the more decadent IMO πŸ™‚ (BTW, I just finished the last brownie and will be making another batch!!! Can’t tell you how much we enjoyed them.)

    1. I’m not sure; I haven’t tried wheat flour in these. If you do try it be aware that the oat flour absorbs a lot more liquid than wheat flour so the measurements wouldn’t be an exact substitution.

  19. Made these brownies but the taste wasn’t what I hoped for. It was a bit salty, and I’m not sure what I did wrong because I followed the recipe exactly. I will try making them again.

    1. Oh I’m sorry to hear these aren’t what you were looking for. Did you try them chilled? I’ve never thought them to have any salty taste so is it possible you mis-measured the salt? If not, maybe just omit the salt next time πŸ™‚

  20. I am prepping to start The Zone Diet, and I was wondering if you have the nutritional values for the brownies. I need the protein, carbs and fats to figure it out. I’d love to try these…..even just to have when I’m craving chocolate.

  21. 3 stars
    I made these last night with whole wheat flour and they turned out delicious but more crumbly and very very soft like a sponge cake almost. I was really hoping they’d be nice and chewy ? Did I do something wrong?

    1. Yes, they shouldn’t be crumbly or soft. I believe that is because you used the whole wheat flour. The oat flour works very differently in these than whole wheat flour. Also if you chill them they really get quite dense and fudgy like a brownie. Hope you give these another try with the oats instead of the flour!

  22. 5 stars
    Made these little monsters for work and they were 100% success! (I haven’t tried them yet but everyone in my office has so rumor hast it^^)
    The texture is intense especially using the greek yogurt and it all depends on the chocolate you use (75%).
    I made alterations though and instead of using coconut sugar I opted for dessicated coconut (40g, 10g stavia and 10g brown sugar). I also only used 3/4 cups of icing sugar – you really dont need more than that, probably even less. Also opted out of chocolate chips as they are usually worse in cocoa content.
    Will make this again next week for sure x

    1. Yay!! So thrilled to hear these were a huge success! I’m so happy they were enjoyed throughout the office πŸ™‚ Thanks for the comment Natalie!

  23. 5 stars
    Made these yesterday and I have just easten a cold slice with a cup of tea and it was divine. My little sister had one yesterday and she really liked them. Will be taking the remaining brownies to work tomorrow to share with my work colleagues. Thank you for sharing this healthy recipe Chelsea! πŸ™‚ x

  24. 5 stars
    Thanks so much for this! It was perfect to break fast with during Ramadan. I also had to blog about my first attempt at it, and I hope I did it justice. πŸ™‚

  25. 5 stars
    OMFG! I made these brownies this past weekend and they were absolutely incredible! Seriously the best damn brownies I’ve ever had in my life! You’re right, they are amazing cold. My boyfriend loved them even though he hates greek yogurt! I can’t wait to make them again even though I still have a couple left! I only used 1/2 cup of powdered sugar in the icing and it was still plenty sweet. I didn’t have coconut sugar so I just used white sugar. And I used a high quality semi sweet chocolate chip (46%) by Guittard. I may use their 63% dark chocolate next time. Mmmmm. My parents loved them too. So decadent!

    1. I just read another comment several comments back stating that these taste like Ghirardelli box brownies. I can say that they definitely do not. They are a million times better. I made a box of Ghirardelli brownies this weekend too because I needed something to take to a party. They were good, nice and soft and chewy but nowhere near this level of better than sex brownies!

      1. Wow!! That is seriously quite the compliment, makes my day to hear these are better than Ghiradelli πŸ™‚ Thank you April! So happy you enjoyed these! πŸ™‚

    2. Haha!! I am so thrilled you and your boyfriend enjoyed these so much! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your changes too! πŸ™‚

  26. I’m not sure where I went wrong with these brownies. Still looking forward to eating them, but they turned out being more of a brownie bark texture, thin and not fluffy, and a bit crunchy. My batter wasn’t quite as thick, but I followed all the instructions to a tee. Any suggestions?

    1. Did you use an 8 x 8 pan? Or did you perhaps use a larger pan? That’s the only way I could see them being thin since they are quite thick.

  27. 5 stars
    Your recipe is exactly as advertised. I made this yesterday, goofed up a little and melted ALL the chocolate, used brown sugar as I didn’t have coconut sugar. They were delicious warm but I took your advice and put them in the fridge, and…WOW!! Seriously decadent!! Most recipes tout “the best” but yours truly are!! Chilled, they are a cross between a brownie and fudge! Mmmmmm!! Fellow foodies: Make these…you won’t regret it!!

    1. Awe thank you so much Rhonda! πŸ™‚ I really appreciate your sweet comment and that you tried these out! πŸ™‚

  28. 4 stars
    Thanks for this recipe, Chelsea.

    I plan to try it but I’m wondering what your recommendation is for substituting the Oat Flour. I would like to make these completely CD friendly and oats are a no-no, unfortunately (LOVE’M but can’t use’m). Considering there’s a small amount of flour, I’m thinking I’ll simply use a GF blend, but it will no doubt change the texture and taste somewhat.

    Thanks for your time!

    1. You are welcome Regina! πŸ™‚ Gosh I wish I had a solid recommendation for something in place of the oat flour, but I haven’t tried any other flours here with success. If you do try a GF blend it will change it up… I would recommend trying less GF flour than oat flour so they don’t get too cakey. Wish I could be of more help!

    1. I’ve never tried that so I’m really not sure what the result would be without further recipe testing. Wish I could be of more help!

    1. You could try an almond flour, but I haven’t ever tried almond flour in these so I can’t say for sure what the results would be.

  29. Hi Chelsea,
    Thank you for the recipe. My brownies kinda crumbly and didn’t hold together that much. Also the frosting couldn’t ‘dry’ up. I don’t know where did I go wrong. I’m now trying to put it in the fridge and will see if it got better tomorrow ??

    1. You’re welcome Lys! Did you make any recipe substitutions? Also the frosting does take a bit to firm up, hopefully after a night in the fridge it should be good to go πŸ™‚

  30. Hi Chelsea,

    Thank you so much for this recipe. I love dark chocolate. I would have made these atleast 6 times now, every time it comes out just perfect. It melts in the mouth, my daughter and I enjoy every bite of it. It really lifts up the mood after a long day at work. PLUS its a guilt free treat!

    Thank you sooo much!
    Vijaya

  31. Hi Chelsea! I am a huge fan of yours. I have tried so many of your recipes and love each of them. Our family favorite is the Healthier Chocolate Greek Yogurt Banana Bread. Just wondering if we can replace some of the dark chocolate chips in the batter with milk chocolate chips? My children aren’t as big a fan of dark chocolate unfortunately!

    1. Thank you so much Jas! I’m so happy you hear that you’ve been enjoying my recipes; it makes my day to hear that! πŸ™‚ You can absolutely replace dark chocolate with milk chocolate chips in all of my recipes — they are very interchangeable πŸ™‚ I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

    1. Thank you Janna! I wouldn’t recommend using honey instead of coconut sugar. Unfortunately I don’t think they would set up so well.

  32. 5 stars
    I love these!!! I made them today and me and my family really enjoyed them. My dad isn’t a big fan of foods caked with sugar and carbs and same with my mom. we are a very healthy family and these made our non-guilty dessert day! I’m a kid and yet it was a very simple and easy recipe to follow! one again, love these!!!

  33. 3 stars
    Looks and sounds yummy!btw I only gave this recipe 3 stars because theyr not sitting in front of me! Haha Can you swap cocobut sugar for Turbinado sugar? I bought some recently to try ans realized I have no idea what its good for or how to use it in recipes lol

    1. I’ve never tried Turbinado sugar in this recipe, so I can’t say for sure, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work great. Enjoy!

    2. I don’t get why you would rate a recipe you haven’t tried. For other recipes (on other sites as well), some people rate after completely changing the recipe which also makes no sense to me

  34. Hi, I really wanted to try these brownies, but my sister is allergic to coconut. Is there a substitute I can use for the coconut oil and the coconut sugar?

    1. I can’t say these substitutes will work for sure without trying them myself, but I believe canola oil and brown sugar would work okay.

  35. 4 stars
    Hi Chelsea…thank you this absolutely wonderful delicious recipe. I tried it out yesterday. The brownies came out gooey and everyone loved it at home. However, I did notice that they were oily so I was wondering if I should reduce the quantity of the oil increase the oat flour to one cup. Will that be ok? Thanks once again.

    1. If they were oily then they should be fine with a little less oil πŸ™‚ I’m glad you like these brownies!

  36. 5 stars
    O.M.G. These are AMAZING!!!
    First time I made them as per the recipe, but unfortunately since my toddler has inherited my (lack of) self control when it comes to all things chocolate, I now use unsweetened applesauce instead of the oil and cut the sugar in half…. that way I don’t feel too terrible when we sit down on the kitchen floor as soon as the pan has cooled down enough to touch and we finish about half in one sitting. But when I’m making it for a girls’ night in, I make no changes, double the recipe and bask in the chocolaty praise as it gets devoured πŸ™‚

  37. 5 stars
    Hey Chelsea,
    I’m not much of a baker since I can never stick to precise measurements and your brownies were my first attempt. I must say I did cheat and used cacao powder instead of chips but it was still amazing.
    I did have one question, mine as yummy as it was, was quite crumbly, could you tell me why so next time I don’t repeat my mistake. Less oil? Less yogurt?
    Thank you so much for introducing me to easy fuss free baking πŸ™‚

    1. I’m happy you enjoyed these! I think they were crumbly from using the cacao powder since that is going to be a lot different than chips (powder verses a “liquid” when the chocolate chips are melted). If you use the chocolate chips I think that should solve your problem! πŸ™‚

  38. 5 stars
    If anyone is like me despite my controlled diet I have a real sweet tooth! I came across this recipe and with all the ingredients in the cupboard I gave it a go! My oh my these are incredible taste like the real deal! ? Lovely to find a recipe without peanut butter don’t get me wrong I love encorperating into my healthy treats but sometimes it’s nice to not have it! Thank you! These are great! X

  39. These brownies are SUBLIME! It’s now going to be my go-to recipe! I replaced the sugar with 3/4 cup of honey – thus added another 1/2 tsp of baking soda and lowered the temp to 330 degrees F to adjust with the honey. They ended up turning out GLORIOUS – fudgy, sweet, and so amazing!

  40. My 3 year old son is all about baking lately, which is fun, but also not the healthiest thing πŸ™‚ I found your recipe and they are delicious! I even omitted the sugar, completely by accident….some how I skipped right over it, and noticed after I already had them in the oven. I did not have vanilla greek yogurt, so I just added a few extra splashes of vanilla. Some day I am going to learn to follow a recipe, but luckily for us this one worked out just fine!!!

  41. 5 stars
    WOW! I was super skeptical of a “healthy” brownie, but these are AMAZING! I can’t.stop.eating. πŸ˜‰

    I have a question about combining the oil and choc chips. My heated coconut oil did not melt the chips at all! I used a double boiler and it melted easily, but wanted to ask what others did to melt the chips with the oil. Thank you!

    1. So happy to hear you’re enjoying these! πŸ™‚ If the coconut oil doesn’t fully melt the chocolate chips, the double boiler works great too πŸ™‚ You could also try microwaving the chocolate chips with the coconut oil in short bursts of 15 seconds and stir in between each burst until melted.

  42. 5 stars
    Seriously best brownies ever! I tried baking them in a muffin tin to more easily share at work and after 20 min they were perfect. sooooo perfect. and if anyone is wondering, they are great with plain yogurt too.
    Quick question – I like to experiment with adding flavors to chocolately treats – do you think it might work to add toffee bits, mint extract, hazelnuts, or raspberries into the batter? Any weird consequences I haven’t considered to adding any one of those?
    Thank you SO much πŸ™‚

    1. I’m so happy you’ve enjoyed these brownies!! I don’t think you’ll have a problem adding most things into the batter especially extracts and toffee bits πŸ™‚

  43. 5 stars
    I’m a skeptic when it comes to healthy recipes because I’ve tried a few and they’re TERRIBLE, but yours is quite the opposite; it’s DELICIOUS! My batter is a bit thinner compared to yours I don’t know why but it still came out great and tasted great. I just seriously need to thank you for creating a healthy recipe that doesn’t taste like sand lmao

  44. 5 stars
    Fabulous!!! I didn’t have half the right ingredients ..found these as a healthier choice for my husband on Valentines Day at the last minute so I made lots of substitutes and I’m sure I compromised the “healthiness” of them some – I only had chocolate Greek yogurt and not quite a whole cup so added sour cream to make a cup, also used avacado oil instead of coconut oil. I had little bits of different chocolate left over from the holidays so used what I had. I also used brown sugar instead of coconut sugar. These are awesome!! I just cut them into hearts and refrigerated them, though I don’t know how the taste can get any better! I can’t wait to buy the proper ingredients and try them again the proper way. I still feel that because they are made with healthier oils, no butter, and oatmeal instead of all purpose flour and dark chocolate they’ve got to be at least a little less bad for us! πŸ˜‰

  45. 5 stars
    These are delicious!!! My vanilla yogurt had expired?but, I had some triple zero oikos in salted caramel flavor and let me tell you I couldn’t stop eating them lol. Thank you Chelsea for this awsome healthy recipe.

  46. 5 stars
    Hey.. I love this recipe.. and have made it several times.. just wanted to check If I can add 2 eggs to the batter as well to up the protein in them..

    1. So happy to hear that! πŸ™‚ I would not recommend adding eggs to this batter; it will completely change the texture (very cake like) and likely need other changes to compensate.

  47. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious. I used semi-sweet chocolate chips, brown sugar, quick oats that I powdered in the blender, and no frosting – yummy. And I agree they taste even better cold.

    Any suggestions on how to make this vegan? I find almond or coconut yogurts to be very tasty but the consistency is liquidy compared to Greek yogurt. I want to make this for a vegan friend. TIA.

    1. So happy to hear that! Thank you so much for the comment πŸ™‚ Unfortunately I can’t give a great recommendation for making these vegan without experimenting myself. I’m not super experienced with vegan baking; wish I could be of more help!

  48. Your dad and I could be friends! For the longest time ever I thought it was a soft served chocolate ice cream! ? going to give them a shot…

  49. 5 stars
    These are Ah-MAZING!!!! I have been trying to eat healthier, but it’s a challenge to kick my sweet tooth. I LOVE this recipe- these brownies almost take like a chocolate cheesecake! Yum! Thank you so so much for allowing me to kick nasty black bean brownies to the curb.

    1. Hahaha Jade i’m so glad you enjoy these. They are my go to treat too! And yeah, definitely avoiding those black bean brownies haha!

  50. I apologise if you have answered my questions already. Have you tried maple syrup sugar? How well do they freeze (minus frosting of course)? Thank you, so looking forward to making your recipe!

    1. I haven’t tried that! And I also haven’t frozen these, but other readers have reported freezing them with great results! πŸ™‚

  51. 5 stars
    I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for this recipe, it’s so delicious! I made it 5 times already. So, so good!!! Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  52. 5 stars
    These brownies were delicious! I used plain Greek yogurt and did not put icing on. I am going to eat them with strawberries instead of the icing. Thank you for the recipe!

  53. While I love the flavor of fudge, I’d like to make a healthy brownie that still has the fluffy cake like consistency of a classic brownie, less like a block of fudge. Which of your recipes do you think would be best for this?

  54. 5 stars
    I loved it!!!!!!!
    And mom who’s not fond of chocolate loved too !! It’s a win win; thank you for the recipe ????????????

  55. I tried your recipe and they turned out great in flavor and a little bit crumbly but the whole family enjoyed them,. ????

    1. Unfortunately I think the flavor would be too lacking with milk chocolate chips on these brownies. I think they’d overall work fine, just lack in flavor quite a bit.

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