After many tries, I've finally developed a really fudge-y, chewy brownie recipe. Several people in my office are on diets and swear by these. You can use low fat or nonfat yogurt and egg replacers to make it even lower in fat and cholesterol, but the full fat yogurt really adds to the texture of the brownies.

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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease an 8x8 inch baking dish.

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together the sugar, cocoa powder and yogurt. Stir in the eggs one at a time until well blended, then add vanilla and salt. Stir in the flour until just absorbed. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.

  • Bake for 28 to 32 minutes in the preheated oven, until the brownies begin to pull away from the sides of the pan, and a toothpick inserted comes out fairly clean (sticky crumbs are okay). Cool brownies in the pan over a wire rack before cutting into squares. Cover tightly with plastic wrap to store.

Nutrition Facts

150.4 calories; 3.5 g protein; 31.1 g carbohydrates; 43.6 mg cholesterol; 56.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2004
For a very low-fat brownie these are surprisingly good. They are very chocolatey and moist but it's still obvious they aren't the "real thing". We list them most topped with frozen yogurt or fruit to make them seem richer. I used vanilla yogurt to make it a smoother flavor (10 Tbsp of yogurt equals a 6 oz container). I'd make again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/30/2006
This is not bad for a low fat brownie though the texture is slightly rubbery. I had better results with low fat yogurt than with fat free. Overall good for reduced fat! Read More
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66 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 11
Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2004
For a very low-fat brownie these are surprisingly good. They are very chocolatey and moist but it's still obvious they aren't the "real thing". We list them most topped with frozen yogurt or fruit to make them seem richer. I used vanilla yogurt to make it a smoother flavor (10 Tbsp of yogurt equals a 6 oz container). I'd make again! Read More
(33)
Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2005
THESE ARE GOOD BROWNIES TO BE LOW CAL.I ONLY USED 2/3 CUP SUGAR 1 EGG PLUS ENOUGH WATER TO EQUAL TWO EGGS AND 3/4 CUP SELF RISING FLOUR OMIT SALT FATFREE YOGURT COCOA VANILLA.REALLY THE SAME JUST EVEN LESS CALORIES.MINE WERE CAKE LIKE BUT ULTA MOIST! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/30/2006
This is not bad for a low fat brownie though the texture is slightly rubbery. I had better results with low fat yogurt than with fat free. Overall good for reduced fat! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/10/2007
I'm more of a chewy-cakey brownie person than dense and fudgy but I found these delightful. I did make a few changes to enhance the flavor. I used fat-free plain yogurt and added 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp baking soda and about 1 tsp balsamic vinegar (it really enhances chocolate nicely). I had to increase the baking time by a few minutes too. Nice flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2008
Very yummy (and bonus that it is low fat). I use low fat vanilla yogurt and omit the vanilla. So fudgy (and yummy with some chocolate chips in it too!) Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/02/2009
These were rubbery and inedible. My BF who will eat anything won't eat these. (And I followed the recipe to a "T" no substitutions or anything.) Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/19/2006
this recipie was bad! The cocoa was too strong and there was a weird after taste maybe by the yogurt? Not the best brownie recipie but I was curious to try it and im curious on how to improve it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2009
Nice and easy for low fat brownies. I used non-fat yogurt and thought it was fine. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2004
Our family love these brownies. If you only like very sugary sweet brownies then they may not appeal to you as they have a distinct yoghurt flavor. We are addicted to them! Read More
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