My standard brownie recipe was similar to most; it contained a whole stick of butter, a couple of eggs, and a cup and a half of sugar. But that changed when I found this slimmed-down recipe in Shape. Compared to my go-to, the final calorie count per brownie dropped by 170 calories!
For a lightened-up recipe, these brownies are rich and tasty. To keep the flavor quality prime, be sure to use high-quality ingredients, especially for the cocoa and chocolate chips.
3/4 cup all-purpose flour1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa1/4 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon baking powder4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature2/3 cup sugar1 large egg2 egg whites1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 tablespoons espresso1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)