My husband scoffed at this post. Not the recipe, mind you, but the fact that it’s ‘single serve’…
Basically, he doesn’t understand why someone wouldn’t make an entire pan of brownies, rather than just one. I kid you not, anytime I make these brownies, he eats the entire pan while the girls and I each get one. Men.
What is it about ‘single serve’ desserts? I love the fact that I get enough to satisfy my sweet tooth, and that I know the exact amount of each ingredient that I’m consuming. They seem a bit less sinful (calorically speaking), and I can’t overdo them to the point of being regretful.
Today’s post is a tribute to the popular No Pudge Fudge Brownie Mix. This mix has great reviews, and I love that all you have to add is yogurt! So many mixes (even the healthy ones) call for a lot of oil or butter, which I don’t always care for. The creator of this mix set out to actually create a healthy brownie mix without added fat, preservatives, or unnatural ingredients of any kind. I totally respect that!
I did my best to use similar ingredients in this recipe to allow you (and me) to recreate a single serve brownie of the same nature. There’s even a couple of gluten-free options! The addition of yogurt not only adds protein, but it mimics the role of fat in a typical brownie recipe, making it moist and delicious!
- 1 T. whole wheat flour, almond meal, or ground oats (measured after ground)
- 1 T. cocoa powder
- 1 T. coconut sugar (you can also use sucanat or brown sugar)
- ⅛ t. baking soda
- a couple of pinches of sea salt
- ¼ t. vanilla extract
- 1 T. plain yogurt (I used Fage greek 2%)
- 2-4 t. milk (any kind will work) or water (this may be a bit less if you use a less thick yogurt)
- 1 t. dark chocolate, chopped, optional
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Oil or butter a small ½ cup ramekin.
- Mix the dry ingredients in a small bowl.
- Mix in the yogurt and the milk or water until everything is smooth and combined.
- Pour the batter into the ramekin.
- Top with the chopped chocolate, if using.
- Bake for 15-17 minutes (alternatively, you could microwave this for about 70 seconds).
- Cool and enjoy!
121 calories for this entire thing!!
Perfectly sweet without being overly so, chocolaty, moist…the perfect treat to end your night with!
A note about using the almond meal or oats….the brownie may not hold together as well, but if you eat it with a spoon out of the ramekin, like myself, it shouldn’t be an issue.
What’s your favorite single serve dessert?
Aside from this baby, here are a few others I’ve made and loved!: