Guilt free dark chocolate brownies {No sugar. No butter. No eggs}

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Coming to this recipe, I have been trying my best to start living a more healthy lifestyle again but sometimes its not that easy to curb the craving. Even though Im a savory over sweet person, even I need a little bit of chocolate in my life.  So, here I have for you my guilt free chocolate brownies.  They are a good substitute for the regular chocolate brownies but that doesn’t mean you gorge on these all day, everyday {Unless you want to which is totally cool too! haha}. As many of you request eggless recipes from me- they brownies make use of no eggs! To make it even better, they make use of no butter and sugar either!

If you want to know how to make them, please keep reading!

PS: If you do re-create these, please upload a picture on Instagram/Facebook and share it with me @melangeofmusings

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Guilt free dark chocolate brownies {No sugar. No butter. No eggs}
Recipe type: Healthy Baking
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour (Gluten free if you want the recipe to be gluten free. I however used normal flour )
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup stevia (it is natural low calorie sweetener) OR If you don't like how stevia tastes, use 1 cup brown sugar instead
  • 1 ripe mashed Banana OR If you don't like the taste of Banana in cakes/brownies, use ½ cup apple sauce
  • ½ cup yogurt/ dahi
  • ¼ cup chopped semi sweet chocolate
  • ¼ cup melted dark chocolate {You can use upto ½ cup for a more chocolatey flavor especially if you have used Banana)
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut oil/ Olive oil/ Canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons of flaxseeds {These are a substitute for eggs. If you don't want to use flax seeds, use 1 cup yogurt instead of ½ cup yogurt as mentioned earlier. However, yougurt makes brownies extra fudgey, gooey and more dense. I used flaxeeds as my egg subsitute.)
  • Handful of chopped walnuts
  • Butter paper/baking paper/ olive oil spray
Instructions
  1. Recipe:
  2. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C or 350 degrees F. Spray a 8x8 square pan ( any other size would work but then the number of brownies will differ) with pam/cooking spray or simply line with butter paper. Make sure the paper is excess on two sides so that the brownies can easily be pulled out from the tin
  3. In a medium sized bowl, whisk the dry ingredients: flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder, baking soda
  4. In another big bowl, stir together the stevia (or brown sugar), mashed banana, ½ cup yogurt, melted chocolate, coconut (or canaola/oil)
  5. In a third small bowl take 3 tablepoons of flaxseed and mix with 3 tablespoons of water. You will get an egg like consistency and the flax seeds will become a little goeey. This is called Flax Egg. Add this to the previous bowl that had the wet ingredients.
  6. -If you dont plan to use flax egg, add in another ½ cup yogurt instead (That is, 1 cup yogurt in total).- If youŕe using flax egg then ½ cup yogurt in total is enough.
  7. Add the flour mixture to this big bowl and stir until just moistened and all combined.
  8. Spread the batter in the tin and sprinkle with chopped chocolate pieces and wallnuts
  9. Bake in the over for 20-25 minutes. Every oven is different so after 20 minutes, insert a toothpick in the centre to see if it comes out clean. That means its cooked!
  10. Once its out of the oven, let it cool and invert the brownie tin on to a plate. The two sides excess of butter paper will help you do this. Cut into squares and serve warm.