Greek Yogurt Brownies

Greek Yogurt Brownies

Rich and fudgy brownies speckled with chocolate chips, walnuts and fat-free Greek yogurt instead of butter. They have all the decadence of their full-fat counterparts without the pudge.

Greek yogurt is a miracle worker making these dense and fudgy almost in the same way butter works. The yogurt gives them a slightly different texture that I like even more than the buttery version. The fudgy centers are smooth and creamy – almost silky – while still retaining the denseness I enjoy in a brownie. They have great chocolate flavor with a subtle tanginess from the yogurt.

I should tell you I’m a die-hard brownie fan. They’re my dessert of choice and they have to be fudgy. I won’t touch a cakey brownie with a ten-foot pole. So when I say I don’t see a reason to ever go back to butter-laden brownies because these were just as satisfying to my raging sweet tooth. . . that’s pretty serious stuff.

I’ll be reaching for the Greek yogurt every time I make brownies. From now until eternity.

No-pudge Greek yogurt brownies? I love you.

Greek Yogurt Brownies

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 32 minutes

Greek Yogurt Brownies

Rich, dense fudgy brownies speckled with chocolate chips, walnuts and fat-free Greek yogurt instead of butter.


1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, divided
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 + 1/3 cups plain Greek yogurt (I used fat-free)
1/2 cup white chocolate chips, divided
1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8x8x2-inch baking pan with parchment paper leaving the sides overhanging or butter and flour.
  2. In a large bowl whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl melt 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips using the chocolate setting of your microwave in 20 second increments, stirring in between until smooth and melted. Whisk in the sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla and yogurt.
  4. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix in 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips and 1/4 cup white chocolate chips and walnuts.
  5. Pour the batter into the pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup semisweet and 1/4 cup white chocolate chips over top. Bake 28 - 32 minutes or until a toothpick in center comes out with a few moist crumbs but not wet batter.
  6. Cool in pan on wire racks. Lift using the parchment to a cutting board and cut into squares with a sharp chef's knife or paring knife, wiping clean after each cut.
  7. Store tightly covered in a cool, dry place.


Adapted from Bon Appetit

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  1. Jessica says

    My friend and i made these while we were hankering something sweet and these hit the spot! so perfect and i agree the density is even better than original brownies! any nutritional info on these?

    • says

      Thanks Jessica! I don’t have the nutritional info but I will work on it this weekend and let you know. Happy 4th!

  2. Sally says

    I had a heap of yogurt and desparately need something to make. I will admit I was sceptical but these are amazing!!!!! I will be making them again and again and again. Thanks for sharing.

  3. SG says

    Hello! The brownies look awesome. I have a quick question: did you use sweetened cocoa powder or unsweetened? Thanks!

  4. says

    I did 1.5 C. greek yogurt on accident but still turned out fabulous! I love your brownies! Pls check out my blog I just started!

  5. Kim says

    I had to add a significant amount of greek yogurt over the recommended amount. Did others do this as well? They still tasted great!

    • says

      Absolutely not! I don’t count calories. :-) You can plug the recipe into one of those on-line calculators. There’s a lot of free ones.

  6. Elizabeth says

    Do you think I could use vanilla greek yogurt instead of plain?? I have so much of the vanilla flavor and trying to make use of it.

  7. Megan says

    I am hoping to bring these to my mother’s for xmas, but the batter was more like dough.. it was REALLY thick.. I don’t know if it is supposed to be.. **Fingers crossed **

  8. says

    Brownies bring out strong opinions in people! My requirement is chewy… which you usually find in cocoa powder brownies but I suspect it is from the fat. I remain intrigued anyway and am pinning!

    • says

      Chewy? I tend to think of brownies as cakey or fudgy! Don’t know if I ever had a chewy one Laura! Must seek out the chewy brownie.

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