Brownies made with Yogurt

If you’re ever wondering what to do with that little bit of plain yogurt left in the container, here’s a sweet idea – add it to a brownie mix. But not just any brownie mix.

I first discovered  No Pudge! Fudge Brownie Mix a few years ago. Requiring only the addition of yogurt in its preparation, I figured this was a handy item to have on hand for those desperate times when a quick, relatively healthy, chocolaty dessert was required.

No Pudge!, a staple in my pantry, comes in 4 flavors – original, cappuccino, raspberry and mint. My personal favorites are the original and cappuccino.

Brownies made with … Yogurt!

Since I had less than one cup’s-worth of fat-free plain yogurt from Karoun Dairy, I figured this would be a good way to use it up.
It’s a cinch to make, too. Just add 2/3 cup plain, fat-free yogurt (the company suggests using vanilla yogurt), and a capful of vanilla extract to the dry mix. Mix until dry ingredients are moist. Pour the batter into an 8×8 inch pan sprayed with PAM. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 30 minutes. When cooled, cut into serving pieces. This will yield about 12 moist, fudge-like brownies.

Serve with frozen yogurt, if desired.

How easy is that?

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  1. Anonymous September 2, 2011 at 5:55 am

    So good I love those brownies, super moist!

  2. karin September 2, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    i love anything with yogurt !!! do you have a yogurt cake recipe ?

  3. Robyn September 2, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Actually, Karin, I do. Haven't made it in a while, so after I make another one, I'll post it.

  4. Marash Girl September 3, 2011 at 3:00 am

    So do you think we could substitute yogurt for the melted butter in a real brownie recipe?

  5. Robyn September 3, 2011 at 3:24 am

    MG, I know that applesauce is often used as a substitute for fat (such as oil) in some baked goods. I don't see why yogurt couldn't replace melted butter in brownies. Sounds like this would be a good experiment. Would you care to try it and report back?


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