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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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 8-inch baking pan
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray an 8-inch square baking pan.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

132 calories; protein 2.9g; carbohydrates 28.7g; fat 2.1g; cholesterol 2.8mg; sodium 73.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2016
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 (for fear the peaches would not act as a binder like apples would)Maybe an egg or two would be a good idea even if you use applesauce? Also added about a cup of walnuts just because I try to feed my family nuts as much as possible. I baked it in a pyrex dish that measures about 7 1/2 x 12. Seemed too much batter for that dish so I also put some in a small 6x6 inch pyrex that I am going to freeze for my husband and I. Only baked them for 25-30 minutes or until it sprung back when touched. We farm and the guys are in the field now so I will be taking these to the field as a treat! (also wonderful with a dip of ice cream alongside) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/07/2016
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 it should go in a larger pan to produce a more normal height brownie. My husband summed it up best: "They don't really taste like anything". Read More
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  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
03/06/2016
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 it should go in a larger pan to produce a more normal height brownie. My husband summed it up best: "They don't really taste like anything". Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2016
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 (for fear the peaches would not act as a binder like apples would)Maybe an egg or two would be a good idea even if you use applesauce? Also added about a cup of walnuts just because I try to feed my family nuts as much as possible. I baked it in a pyrex dish that measures about 7 1/2 x 12. Seemed too much batter for that dish so I also put some in a small 6x6 inch pyrex that I am going to freeze for my husband and I. Only baked them for 25-30 minutes or until it sprung back when touched. We farm and the guys are in the field now so I will be taking these to the field as a treat! (also wonderful with a dip of ice cream alongside) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2016
These are much better cold. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2016
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.. Read More
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