Healthier Cookies 'n Cream Brownies
Yields: 16 brownies
 
These brownies are ultra fudgy and chocolaty, thanks to the Oreo cookie chunks! They’ll stay fresh for up to 3 days if stored in an airtight container.
  • ¾ cup (90g) all-purpose or gluten-free* flour (measured like this)
  • ¾ cup (60g) unsweetened cocoa powder (measured like this)
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp (14g) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup (96g) granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup (60g) plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 7 tbsp (105mL) nonfat milk
  • 9 reduced-fat Oreos, diced
  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F, and lightly coat an 8”-square pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the butter, eggs, and vanilla. Stir in the granulated sugar. Mix in the Greek yogurt, stirring until no large lumps remain. Mix in the milk. Add in the flour mixture, stirring just until incorporated. Fold in two thirds of the Oreo pieces.
  3. Spread the batter into the prepared pan, and gently press the remaining Oreo pieces into the top. Bake at 300°F for 15-18 minutes. Cool completely to room temperature in the pan at let the brownies rest for at least 3 hours before slicing into squares.
Notes: White whole wheat flour, whole wheat pastry flour, or regular whole wheat flour may be substituted for the all-purpose flour.

For a gluten-free option, use gluten-free chocolate sandwich cookies (like these) and the following gluten-free flour blend: ½ cup (60g) millet flour, 2 tablespoons (15g) brown rice flour, 2 tablespoons (15g) tapioca flour, and ½ teaspoon xanthan gum. Most store-bought gluten-free flour blends will also work, if measured like this.

Melted coconut oil, or any other oil, may be substituted for the butter.

Brown sugar or coconut sugar may be substituted for the granulated sugar.

Any Oreos may be subsituted for the reduced-fat Oreos.

For the fudgiest brownies, only bake for 15 minutes and let the brownies rest overnight before slicing and serving.

{gluten-free option, low fat}
Recipe by Amy's Healthy Baking at https://amyshealthybaking.com/blog/2015/03/12/skinny-cookies-n-cream-brownies/