Valentine’s Day can be a holiday enjoyed by millions all over the world. Unfortunately, it can also be frustrating if you like to be festive but aren’t in a serious relationship.
Whatever your love status, know that you can still celebrate without shelling out a bunch of money on gifts.
My plans for this Valentine’s Day weekend?
I’ll be doing what I love to do the most—spending time outdoors and with family! After taking my nephew to the beach (stormy winter days are sometimes the BEST!), we’re going to head to my kitchen. That’s where we’ll bake up some of the most delicious brownies ever. We’re sure to have fun. In the end, I’ll send my nephew home with plenty to share, and have some left over to enjoy with my other love, my boyfriend.
Follow this easy recipe below for chewy, nutty, baked goodness that is sure to spread the love!
Lovely Brownies with Walnuts
Makes 1 pan of brownies. Cut into small squares for bite-sized treats!
Prep 15 minutes Total 45 minutes
⅓ c. plus 1 tbs. butter, softened
1 ¼ c. sugar
¾ c. Hershey’s unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla
¼ c. plain low fat yogurt
⅓ c. all purpose flour
¾ c. walnuts
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Line a glass or metal baking pan (8”x8”x2” works well) with foil and coat in 1 tbs. butter, using spatula. Make sure the foil is pressed into the corners of the pan, and leave excess foil to hang out the sides for easy removal after baking.
Combine eggs, butter, sugar and vanilla. Whisk until well blended.
Slowly whisk in the yogurt, and then the cocoa powder, followed by the flour.
Fold in the walnuts.
Pour the batter into the pan and bake, 28 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out slightly gooey.
Remove from oven, and cool before removing with foil and serving.
Enjoy and have a fun, indulgent Valentine’s Day no matter who you choose to celebrate with!
Emma-Rose Rossoff is the owner of Anahata Yoga in Hood River Oregon.