Healthy Greek Yogurt Brownies with Chocolate Ganache are so fudgy and delicious that no one ever suspects they're healthy! Gluten-free & grain-free!

know I have shared so {SO} many brownie recipes with you all…but what can I say?! Brownies are my absolute favorite dessert ever! Serve them to me warm with a scoop of dairy-free chocolate peanut butter ice cream melting on top and you will win my heart. No matter what dietary restrictions you may have…I promise there is a delicious brownie recipe on my site for you!  (more on this later).

If these Heathy Greek Yogurt Brownies had a slogan it would be…”healthier brownies for not-so-healthy eaters.” Every single person I have made these for has done nothing but rave about their fudgy, chocolatey goodness! No one suspected even for a millisecond that they were remotely good for them.

Healthy Greek Yogurt Brownies with Chocolate Ganache are so fudgy and delicious that no one ever suspects they're healthy! Gluten-free & grain-free!

We entertain people a lot because of my husband’s job. On top of that, every Friday night we have a group of friends over to eat dinner and study the bible together! I love making friends feel welcome in my home! Seriously, it warms my heart when someone goes into the fridge to get a drink, grabs a serving spoon from the utensil drawer, or digs through my pantry to find the cheerios for their picky toddler without asking for permission.

Ritch and I call these our “fridge friends.” You know the ones I’m talking about…and our Friday night group totally falls into this category. We’re like one giant family eating together having an amazing time. I love Fridays!

Healthy Greek Yogurt Brownies with Chocolate Ganache are so fudgy and delicious that no one ever suspects they're healthy! Gluten-free & grain-free!

These Healthy Greek Yogurt Brownies are my go-to dessert recipe when I’m short on time but still want to make a delicious treat for guests! They are easy to whip up…which is perfect for nights when you’re entertaining and have many other dishes to prepare!

These Heathy Greek Yogurt Brownies are gluten-free & grain-free and are high in protein…but you would never know it by tasting them!

Healthy Greek Yogurt Brownies with Chocolate Ganache are so fudgy and delicious that no one ever suspects they're healthy! Gluten-free & grain-free!

 Healthy Greek Yogurt Brownies: Substitutions 

There are two flour options you can use in this recipe:

Almond flour is what I recommend using! I found that using almond flour yields a denser, fudgier, chewier brownie! However, I know some people have nut allergies. Oat flour is an acceptable substitution that still yields an irresistibly fudgy and chocolatey brownie that’s gluten-free! I have also used plain-old regular all-purpose flour AND gluten-free all-purpose flour with great results.

Butter: to make these dairy free substitute coconut oil!

Vanilla Greek Yogurt: I know Greek yogurt isn’t dairy free. Trust me. But if dairy is something you try to avoid, there are many wonderful dairy-free Greek yogurt varieties on the market! I highly recommend this Vanilla Greek Yogurt from So Delicious, which is made with coconut milk! Important note: I usually use this vanilla honey Greek yogurt, which has a touch of sweetness to it. If you use plain Greek yogurt you will likely need to increase the amount of coconut sugar in this recipe to keep it from being tangy.

Coconut sugar. Any granulated sugar works well in this recipe!

 Feel free to omit the ganache all together, these brownies hold up perfectly on their own. However, if you want an extra layer of fudgy goodness, then the ganache won’t disappoint.

Heavy Cream. in order for the ganache to set up a rich and creamy dairy product needs to be used. I have had great success with heavy cream and half & half. For a dairy-free version use full-fat coconut cream or dairy-free creamer.

Healthy Greek Yogurt Brownies with Chocolate Ganache are so fudgy and delicious that no one ever suspects they're healthy! Gluten-free & grain-free!

Healthy Greek Yogurt Brownies

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 9 brownies

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees grease a 9x9” baking pan and set aside.
  2. Mix almond flour, cocoa powder and sea salt in a small bowl; set aside.
  3. Melt chocolate & coconut oil/butter together in the microwave. Mix until completely melted.
  4. Mix in sugar, Greek yogurt and vanilla.
  5. Mix in eggs, one at a time until the batter is completely smooth.
  6. Add dry ingredients, whisk until just incorporated.
  7. Add chocolate chips!
  8. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the top is just barely set and the edges are slightly pulling away from the sides of the pan. (20 = gooier brownies)
  9. When brownies are finished baking, place the pan on a wire rack and cool.
  10. Make the Ganache:
  11. While the brownies are baking, make the ganache.
  12. Add heavy cream to a small saucepan and warm over medium-high heat until it just begins to bubble. Do NOT let it boil.
  13. Turn off heat and whisk in chopped chocolate and vanilla until the mixture is dark and smooth.
  14. Remove from warm burner and let cool slightly. The ganache thickens as it cools.
  15. Putting it together:
  16. Once the ganache is slightly cooled, pour it over your cooling brownies.
  17. Let the ganache firm up at room temperature or place in the refrigerator to speed up the process.
  18. Remove from refrigerator, cut and serve at room temperature, or serve cold!

Notes

*I prefer almond flour because it yields an even fudgier brownie. I have used both flours with great success! **Please do not try using regular yogurt. The thickness of Greek yogurt makes these brownies fudgy and chewy. I tried regular yogurt and was not happy with the results.

Store in the refrigerator and warm in the microwave for 15 seconds to restore the fresh-from-the-oven taste!

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Healthy Greek Yogurt Brownies with Chocolate Ganache are so fudgy and delicious that no one ever suspects they're healthy! Gluten-free & grain-free!

Ok…now lets talk brownies! I have more brownie recipes in my arsenal than I can count. Here are brownie recipes for the different folks in your life:

Black Bean Brownies for your friends who enjoy healthy, gluten-free desserts that are low in calories. These are super fudgy and delicious with zero guilt! (They’re also nut-free)! However, someone who is wise to your cunning healthy ways might recognize that these are not normal brownies and turn up their {stubborn} nose at them. Everyone in my family loves these!

Fudgy Paleo Brownies are a winner all around. They are unbelievably gooey, insanely fudgy, and crazy healthy! They are paleo AND vegan so you could make these for just about anyone and you’d have an absolute winner on your hands. This makes a small batch too…so you can enjoy a little without worrying about over-indulging…or you can double the recipe to share with friends!

Vegan Black Bean Brownies are for chocolate peanut butter veggie lovers everywhere. So delicious!

Don’t forget to serve your brownies with some Paleo Vanilla Ice cream, or loaded with this Vegan Peanut Butter Frosting (my favorite thing ever)!

What is your favorite dessert ever?

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Healthy Greek Yogurt Brownies with Chocolate Ganache are so fudgy and delicious that no one ever suspects they're healthy! Gluten-free & grain-free!