Baking With the Sith Witch: Chocolate chip brownies

So one of the side effects of the pandemic is that it has turned your Sith Witch into Darth Baker. But because I try to maintain the semblance of healthy eating, I hate that so many recipes call for huge quantities of added sugar. So after some experimentation, I’ve come up with what it a easy and lower-sugar option for brownies.

Guaranteed not to incur any Dark Side points to your diet…unless you eat the entire container.


2 cups Truvia Sweet Complete. Note: I usually buy this when it is on sale at Shoprite for around $4.99/pack. And if you use the Ibotta App, they often have $1.00 rebate deals for this as well. So it becomes a much more cost-effective alternative to regular sugar.

1 cup all-purpose flour

2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (if using sweetened, you may want to reduce the amount of Truvia to 1 1/2 cups)

3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 cup unflavored low-fat yogurt

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 teaspoon vanilla


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly spray a 8 x 8 baking dish with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, mix the dry ingredients.

In a large bowl, combine yogurt, oil, and vanilla.

Slowly add the dry ingredient mix to the large bowl, making sure to combined well.

Pour batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Batter will be thick.

Bake for 40-45 minutes. Allow to completely cool before slicing to allow the brownies time to firm up (they may still be slightly gooey in the middle when first removed from the oven.) Once sliced, store in an airtight container.

Recipe makes 16 servings at approx. 160 calories each.