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Mar 13, 2007 09:52 PM

Tips on Baking with Yogurt Please!

I'm in major diet mode, but love to make and eat baked goods. I'd like to experiment more with using yogurt in my baking - especially in muffins, brownies, and cupcakes. The yogurt brownies I made were too tangy for my taste, but the muffins turned out quite yummy. There's always room for improvement! Any tips and/or recipes that you can share regarding baking w/ yogurt would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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  1. I made this the other day and I love it. The texture is perfect and the flavors very mellow.
    I find that the tanginess factor is more dependent upon the type of yogurt than the fat content. i onlt bake with the yogurts that I would eat: not watery or sour or low fat, and my results have been good. But then the reason I bake with yogurt is to increase my calcium and protein consumption. I am not sure about low fat baking. Sorry if this is no help!

    1. I love making pound cake with yogurt instead of butter. Maybe you could counter the "tanginess" with some Splenda. I don't really detect the tangy flavor when I bake with yogurt. Great idea, by the way.

      1. I agree with alex8alot, that the tanginess depends on the brand of yogurt. I eat plain fat free yogurt (mixed with Splenda, flavorings, and fresh fruit), and find that Dannon and Stonyfield, are not particularly tangy. As a matter of fact, I was hoping to find a brand that's tangier. I haven't tried yogurt in baking. Can you please share your yummy yogurt muffins with us? Thanks!

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        1. re: Bzdhkap

          The least tangy yoghurts are the Greek ones by Fage. Their 0% and 2% taste fab to me and I use them all the time, for both eating plain and baking.

          1. re: Bzdhkap

            Bzdhkap- If you are looking for a tangy yogurt try Nancy's plain nonfat. I love it and it really has some zing :)

          2. I haven't tried any of these yet, just found them this morning, but there are user reviews. I will definitely try some of these out soon:

            1. if you're not set on baking from scratch, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and similar often carry a boxed brownie mix called No Pudge. the mix calls for 2/3 of a cup of vanilla yogurt. i can vouch that the brownies are WAY better than you'd expect. they're quite good.