One of my New Year’s resolutions was to cut down on my chocolate consumption… I was overconfident.

Let’s come clean. We’ve all reached for that piece of chocolate, ventured to the grocery store for chocolate ice cream, baked a dozen chocolate chip cookies (and ate them all). No shame, I feel you. But it’s about time we took some action. Minimal action, but action nonetheless.

Using this quick and easy recipe with approximately 110 calories, 12 grams of carbs, 5 grams of fat and 5 grams of protein, you can indulge in all the goodness of a delicious and fudgy brownie minus the guilt. Feel free to substitute the oat flour for whole wheat flour, honey for maple syrup and skim milk for any milk of your choice.

Make this. You’ll enjoy it and feel good about yourself. Trust me.

Guilt-Free Brownie

  • Prep Time:1 minute
  • Cook Time:1 minute
  • Total Time:2 minutes
  • Servings:1 brownie
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 mug
  • 1 tablespoon oat flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2-3 tablespoon honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon skim milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon plain or vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon egg whites
  • Additional mix-ins (dark chocolate chips, crushed nuts, dried fruits)
Photo by Adeena Zeldin
Photo by Adeena Zeldin

Step 1

Grind oats in blender until they reach a flour-like consistency to make your own oat flour.

#SpoonTip: You can blend up to 1 cup oats for future use.

Step 2

Spray mug with cooking spray.

Photo by Adeena Zeldin
Photo by Adeena Zeldin

Step 3

Combine oat flour, baking powder, stevia, unsweetened cocoa powder and salt in mug with a fork until it reaches an evenly brown color.

Photo by Adeena Zeldin
Photo by Adeena Zeldin

Step 4

Incorporate almond milk, vanilla extract, greek yogurt and egg whites and continue to mix well with fork.

Photo by Adeena Zeldin
Photo by Adeena Zeldin

Step 5

Add any additional mix-ins.

Step 6

Microwave for 45 seconds (brownie should be firm and bounce back with a touch).

Step 7

Enjoy!

Photo by Adeena Zeldin
Photo by Adeena Zeldin