Healthy Recipe: Chocolate Soy Brownies

By Laura Brooks on 05/01/2008
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We’ve been posting articles about heart protective compounds called flavonoids, which can be found in chocolate and soy protein.  Research has shown that a healthy diet that includes soy protein may have a positive effect on the heart, blood vessels, and kidneys.  Today’s healthy recipe is another example how healthy eating can be simple and – just as importantly – delicious!

Makes 16 brownies

1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
4 ounces plain soy yogurt
1 cup nonfat soy milk
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and grease an 8×8 square pan or line with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, sugar, and cocoa and set aside. In a food processor or blender mix the yogurt, soy milk, oil, and vanilla until smooth.  Pour the yogurt mixture  into the dry ingredients, stirring until well combined. Pour the batter into the greased pan and bake for 25 minutes, or until the brownies spring back when touched. Cool the brownies to room temperature before slicing.

Read our other blog posts on chocolate and soy:

More Good News on Chocolate!
Healthy Eating – Is Chocolate the Answer?
It’s That Chocolate Time of Year Again
So, So, Soy
Soy Protein Beneficial in Type 2 Diabetics

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