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Healthy Greek Yoghurt CBD Brownies

Many people are trying to make dietary, health, and nutritional changes and one of the first things to go is sweets (especially when giving up something for Lent). Sweets are further pushed out of the equation for those who are attempting a gluten-free lifestyle because many sweets are made with flour, including one of our favourites, brownies.

Thankfully, the gluten-free industry has evolved, and there are some incredibly delicious brownie recipes out there. For those on a serious health bend, however, even taking the gluten out of the brownie won’t make it healthy enough. That’s where Mary’s Muse CBD comes in! Adding CBD to these sweet treats, you can turn dessert into an experience good for both your taste buds and your overall well-being.

Does Heat Destroy The Beneficial Properties Of CBD?

Heating up the oil can damage some of the cannabinoids in the formula. While the boiling point of CBD is unknown, scientists predict that THC will boil off around 157° C. If CBD falls into the same category, which hasn’t been scientifically proven, then there is a risk of losing some of the potential benefits. To ensure you gain all the benefits of CBD while enjoying these brownies, a few drops to the icing instead of the batter to ensure its health benefits are maintained.  

HEALTHY GREEK YOGHURT BROWNIES 

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

  1. Almond Flour is what we recommend using. We have found that using almond flour yields a denser, fudgier, chewier brownie. 
  2. Oat Flour. For those with nut allergies, oat flour is an acceptable substitution that still yields an irresistibly fudgy and chocolatey brownie that’s also gluten-free. 
  3. Regular Flour. Rest assured, plain-old regular all-purpose flour works with great results too.

Other substitutions: 

  • Butter: to make these dairy-free substitute coconut oil.
  • Greek Yoghurt:  Greek yoghurt isn’t dairy-free, so you can totally substitute coconut yoghurt if you want.
  • Coconut Sugar: Any granulated sugar/xylitol works well in this recipe.
  • Heavy Cream: in order for the ganache to set up a rich and creamy dairy product needs to be used. For a dairy-free version use full-fat coconut cream or dairy-free creamer.

Brownies:

 Prep Time 10 minutes

 Cook Time 30 minutes

 Total Time 40 minutes

 Servings 16 brownies

 Calories 173.5kcal

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup almond flour or oat four*
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ½ cup bittersweet chocolate, chopped 
  • 2 TBS butter or coconut oil, melted
  • ½ cup granulated sugar/ sugar alternative
  • ¾ cup Greek yoghurt**
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup chocolate chips to mix in

Chocolate Ganache:

  • ½ cup  bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • ½ cup heavy cream or coconut cream
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

    1. Preheat oven to 180° C , 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 yoghurt 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.

    Make the Ganache:

    1. While the brownies are baking, make the ganache.
    2. Add heavy cream to a small saucepan and warm over medium-high heat until it just begins to bubble. Do NOT let it boil.
    3. Turn off heat and whisk in chopped chocolate and vanilla until the mixture is dark and smooth.
    4. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. The ganache thickens as it cools.

    Putting it together:

    1. Once the ganache is slightly cooled, add in 10-20 drops of CBD oil, mix gently and pour it over your cooling brownies.
    2. Let the ganache firm up at room temperature or place in the refrigerator to speed up the process.
    3. Remove from refrigerator, cut and serve at room temperature, or serve cold!

    Nutrition:

    Calories: 173.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 22.2g | Protein: 2.7g | Fat: 9.3g | Cholesterol: 27.5mg Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 50.8mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19.3g | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.5mg

    * Nutrition information is calculated for 16 brownies without the ganache.