It is no secret that I love baking with yogurt (see here, here, and here). Yogurt can replace most or all of the fat in a lot of recipes while still giving you moist and tender baked goods. It allows me to make “skinny” recipes that taste (almost) as good as the real thing! The nice people at Chobani sent me a bunch of yogurt to try out in recipes (thank you!), so of course the first thing I made had chocolate in it! Skinny Chocolate Cake to be exact. The original recipe calls them fudgy brownies – I think the texture is more like a cake, but call them whatever you want – this chocolate creation is delicious! And it was so quick and easy to make. There is absolutely no oil or butter – ½ cup of Chobani and one egg does the job instead. The cake is so moist and fudgy . It is perfect on its own, sprinkled with powdered sugar, or served warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream!
I am so excited to post this recipe today. Why you ask? Because this delicious, decadent chocolate muffin is made with no fat! No oil, no butter – nothing! And they taste delicious. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of fat in baked goods…butter makes everything better! But when I saw this recipe on Sally’s Baking Addiction , I knew that I had to give it a shot. I love baking with yogurt, like my chocolate zucchini bread or lemon blueberry yogurt loaf, but I usually add in a little oil or butter to keep things rich and moist. This recipe, on the other hand, uses only nonfat yogurt and applesauce (there is a bit of fat from the 1 egg and the chocolate chips), and the results are amazing! The muffins are so moist. They are light and fluffy, and so chocolatey tasting. Even TheBetterHalf liked them, which means they really must be good. I will eat anything that has chocolate in it, but he is a bit more discerning. The only problem with these is that they aren’t so skinny when you eat three… Continue reading