Greek-Yogurt Substitution Recipes

Greek yogurt is good for breakfast, but did you know you can use it to swap out unhealthy ingredients? Use it in place of heavy cream, butter or oil with these recipes from viewer Utokia.

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Chocolate Chunk Strawberry and Cream Cheese Brownie Indulgence
Substituting 1/4 cup of Greek yogurt for every 1/3 cup of oil in baking can save you about 100 calories and 11 grams of fat per brownie!

 

Ingredients

 

Brownies
1 box of chocolate chunk brownie mix
3/4 cup Greek yogurt and 1 cup of water

Frosting
1 (8-oz) package of cream cheese at room temperature
1 1/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
4 tsp of vanilla extract
1/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup of confectioner’s (powdered) sugar

Topping
1 cup of fresh strawberries

Directions

To make the brownies: Mix 1 box chocolate chunk brownie box with 3/4 cup Greek yogurt and 1 cup water (these will replace the butter/oil) together, then line a baking dish with aluminum foil or parchment paper and pour brownie mixture into lined baking dish. Bake in oven uncovered for 20-25 minutes, then allow to completely cool.

To make the frosting: Mix cream cheese, vanilla extract, vanilla Greek yogurt, butter and confectioners’ sugar until smooth

 

To make the topping: Clean strawberries and remove stem tops, thinly slice.

After brownie is completely cooled, spread cream cheese frosting and top with strawberries. Enjoy!