More Fudge Less Pudge Brownies

by Erin

Who wouldn’t want more fudge but less pudge brownies? These brownies are fat free and made with whole wheat flour. I even like to top them with peanut butter straight out of the jar.

More Fudge Less Pudge Brownies
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As I mentioned yesterday, I am traveling over to Lemon Sugar today for a guest post! I recently tried her Gnocchi with Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce and it became an instant hit. Then after seeing her Peanut Butter Cookie Cupcakes and Blueberry Muffins with Maple Butter, I can only hope that my post can hold her normal readers’ attention with something fudgy but not pudgy.

Have you ever heard of No Pudge brownie mix? It’s a quite delicious mix which only requires the addition of a carton of fat free vanilla yogurt, and viola you have fat free brownies! For a no-fat brownie they are pretty awesome too – nice and fudgy. As a result they quickly became my favorite boxed brownie mix, especially when adding toppings or other goodies mixed into the batter. Makes me feel less guilty when I shove Reese’s peanut butter cups inside.

Homemade No Pudge Brownies

Unfortunately, grocery stores around me stopped carrying this brownie mix. I haven’t the slightest idea why because I bought it on the reg. Guess fat free brownies don’t have much of a place in the South(?). As a result, any time I am out of town and find boxes lingering at other grocery stores I stock up. In desperate times I have even contemplated purchasing a stock-pile from Amazon. But then one day I found a recipe for homemade No Pudge brownies and this homemade version is as close to a replica as I could have hoped for. I think they may be even better since they were made with whole wheat flour. Oh how I love making homemade versions of store-bought items!

Now that I have an unlimited supply of fat-free brownies at my finger tips, what are your favorite mix-ins or toppings for your brownies? Sometimes I like to just spread a little peanut butter straight out of the jar on top. Or Nutella. Or Biscoff. Or any other nut butter known to man, or yet to be invented because there are varieties popping up all the time. So spread on brownie + nut butter lovers.

Peanut Butter Topped More Fudge Less Pudge Brownies

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More Fudge Less Pudge Brownies


Yield: 16 Servings Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour (or all-purpose flour)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups fat free vanilla yogurt
  • Powdered sugar or peanut butter for topping (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8×8-inch pan with nonstick cookie spray, set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Add in yogurt and vanilla. Stir well to combine.
  3. Spread evenly into prepared baking pan. Bake for 25 minutes, or until toothpick comes out with moist crumbs. Allow to cool then enjoy!
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Source: Adapted slightly from Love From The Oven.

Post updated 2/2/2022, photo above is the original.

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[…] There have been many desserts born in my kitchen recently and I don’t plan to stop anytime soon! But I did think that maybe I should attempt to make things a bit healthier. A reduced fat brownie with fruit on top counts, right? I used No Pudge brownie mix but if I weren’t lazy I would have used my homemade version of  the more fudge less pudge brownies. […]

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. April 20, 2012 - 9:41 pm

Looks great! Heading over now!

ATasteOfMadness April 20, 2012 - 11:00 am

The name is hilarious! On to see what this is about ;)

Emily @ Life on Food April 20, 2012 - 7:52 am

Going on over…i love no pudge!

Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef April 20, 2012 - 2:53 am

I have no idea what pudgy means so I’m off to Lemon Sugar to find out. This photo looks delicious and definitely “un-pudgy”.

spiffycookie April 20, 2012 - 7:47 am

Pudge, as in fat.

Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef April 20, 2012 - 8:12 am

Obviously I’ve been gone from the states too long :) I now know what pudge is. LOL

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers April 19, 2012 - 5:37 pm

I saw this on Lemon Sugar! What a great brownie! Yum!!!

steph@stephsbitebybite April 19, 2012 - 3:27 pm

Heading over to check out this yumminess!!

Baker Street April 19, 2012 - 9:08 am

These look fabulous. Off to check out your guest post.


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