Greek Chocolate Walnut Brownies

In our effort to eat a bit healthier (sometimes, lol), we were determined to find a healthy brownie recipe. Were we ever surprised when we read you could use olive oil and yogurt to make these – yes, olive oil and yogurt! Do they taste like Grandma’s brownies full of saturated fat that’s so darn good? Nope. They taste like a healthier version and they’re still so darn good!

Greek Chocolate Walnut Brownies



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  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 1/4 cup low-fat Greek yogurt

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2 cup flour

  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts


  • Preheat the oven at 350 degrees.
  • In a bowl blend the olive oil and sugar well with a large spoon until smooth. Add vanilla and mix well.
  • Beat the eggs in a small bowl and add to the olive oil mixture and mix well.
  • Add the yogurt and mix well.
  • In another bowl blend the flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder. Add to olive oil mixture and mix well.
  • Incorporate the nuts and mix again.
  • At this point, the instructions said to line a 9 x 9 pan with wax paper and pour mixture in the pan. Instead of that, I sprayed my pan with Baker’s Joy, poured in the mixture, and spread out smoothly, and they came out of the pan like a dream!
  • Bake for 25 minutes.

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