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Lighter Fudgy Brownies

"No one will ever guess that these soft, chocolaty brownies are made with light ingredients like yogurt and egg whites," assures Denise Baumert, field editor from Dalhart, Texas.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    16 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 6 tablespoons fat-free plain or vanilla yogurt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • Confectioners' sugar


  • In a large bowl, combine the sugar, cocoa and yogurt. Stir in egg whites and vanilla. Gradually stir in flour and nuts just until combined.
  • Pour into an 8-in. square baking pan that has been coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 25-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
Nutrition Facts
1 brownie: 88 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.

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  • bakergirl00
    Jun 24, 2019

    These were surprisingly good. Made the recipe exactly except omitted the walnuts, because I didn't have them on hand. Will definitely make again and try using the walnuts next time. Hubby raved about them!

  • Foreverdixie
    Jul 27, 2012

    These were very good; doubled the recipe - all were gone in one night! Very fudgy and easy to make. I was surprised how fast they were to make! I left out the nuts, but will try again soon with them! Loved these delicious brownies - especially with no saturated fat!

  • DeeDeelovesCooking
    Dec 6, 2011

    Not anything like the review stated.

  • springleaf
    Apr 27, 2011

    This is our family's standy brownie recipe. You can't beat it for being quick and low fat. I vary it by sometimes using other flavors of yogurt, peach is our favorite, and different nuts, like pecans. My kids love them when I put them in a bowl, add a few canned peaches, drizzle with a little choc syrup, and sprinkle with powdered sugar. It makes them feel like it is a very special treat! My husband and I eat them plain, and we will eat them all up if we are not careful. Try them, they are very good! And thank you Denise for a wonderful recipe!

  • lareeone
    Mar 30, 2011

    I previously wrote my review and forgot to give it the star ratings. Excellent brownie and so easy to make. I make double batches and freeze them. Even the grandchildren like them.

  • feather2009
    Jan 9, 2010

    These are my favorite healthy brownies to make...I am on wieght watchers and these fit right in and are quick and easy!!!

  • sandramichelewaddell
    Mar 21, 2009

    i enjoyed everything about these. they were even better the next day. next time i would put a little less cocoa

  • radell
    Feb 20, 2009

    It was like I was eating thick lump of choc. I didn't like it at all and will not make it again.

  • repel
    Feb 14, 2009

    I made these brownies using Splenda. They were awful! They did not grow. I use splenda many times without any trouble. I think some ingredients were left out.jrepel

  • dfinegan
    Feb 11, 2009

    I agree with the above comments. Made these and they seemed like they needed more sugar or something. Not tasty at all and we were disappointed as we are trying to find a good recipe to use that is low in fat etc. but yet tastes good for my husband's heart.Debbie