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Power Brownies

Rated as 3.75 out of 5 Stars

"This ultra-moist brownie is made with whole wheat flour and strained Greek yogurt in place of butter or oil. The calcium and high protein content in the yogurt along with the fiber in the cocoa powder make this a healthier, guilt-free treat!"
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1 h 10 m servings 132
Original recipe yields 16 servings (1 8-inch baking pan)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray an 8-inch square baking pan.
  2. Mix sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Push mixture to the sides of the bowl to form a well in the center.
  3. Combine yogurt, coffee, applesauce, and vanilla extract in a small bowl. Pour yogurt mixture into the flour mixture. Fold gently with a spatula until just combined. Spread in the prepared pan.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until center is firm to the touch, 45 to 55 minutes. Cool slightly before cutting into squares, about 15 minutes.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • You can substitute water for the brewed coffee.
  • If you use regular plain yogurt, omit the coffee/water. The brownies will have a cakier texture.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 132 calories; 2.1 28.7 2.9 3 74 Full nutrition

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Very good; moist and luscious! I did a couple of things differently: I did not have any applesauce, so I instead pureed some peaches, canned in their own juice (drained). I also added 2 eggs (f...

I had my reservations when I started, but I thought I would give it a try. For the amount of sugar, they are not very sweet, but I did use unsweetened applesauce. The amount of batter it made ...

These are much better cold.

I like these... they have a different tang to them from the yogurt and the coffee. I do think some nuts would improve the texture. I am chilling them to see how that works as well..