No Pudge Dessert

Friday I left work early for a dentist appointment–which sucks because it’s the dentist but it also meant my weekend got to start early. I made it to the pool early and was home by 5:30. Not too bad! When I walked in the door I decided it was time to bake something.

In the spirit of the Pantry Challenge I decided it was high time I use the box of No Pudge Brownie Mix. It’s only been in my pantry for like a year….I bought the box a year ago because the fact that the brownies were Fat Free and only 120 calories each intrigued me. They couldn’t possibly be good, right? But they sat in the pantry because baked goods are a Trigger Food for me. There was a time when freshly baked brownies would not last two days in my house. I’d eat the batter before baking. I’d eat the freshly baked brownies when they came out of the oven. I’d also THINK about those DAMN brownies 24/7 until I finally just ate them all and they were gone from the house.

So that explains why this once Excellent Baker stopped baking all those yummy treats. I was on a mission to lose 100 pounds and having a plate of brownies in the house was not going to get me to that goal.

I think I have those temptations under control…

The No Pudge recipe is really easy. Just add light yogurt. It said to use vanilla. I saw on their website that using caramel yogurt makes it extra yummy. Now that sounds good. Add about 2/3 cup of yogurt to the dry mix and mix it all together. It’s a thick batter.

It’s a good thing I’ve been working out! You need muscles to mix this batter. 😉

Do Not Eat the Batter.

Do Not Eat the Batter.

Well, maybe just one finger taste to make sure it’s okay….

Bake for about 25-35 minutes.

After dinner we had brownies for dessert. 🙂

The brownies were chewy and delicious. I drizzled a little chocolate sauce on top.

7 Responses

  1. I know, these are a gift from God. Believe me, I know.

    But you know what I also learned lately? That taking the sugar out of treats like these removes them from the Trigger category. I’ve really learned that the sugar spike is what causes the trigger! I made sugar-free oatmeal cookies for breakfast this morning, ate a few, and was done. No sugar spike = no insatiable cravings and inability to NOT eat the whole batch. It’s seriously a game changer!

    Anyhoo, thanks for inspiring me to do my own pantry/fridge challenge. I’ll have to post on it soon but everything for the cookies this morning came out of my own cupboard. I’ve been to the store once in 10 days!

    1. That’s so cool you’re doing the challenge too! I want to hear all about it.

      That’s really interesting about the no sugar = no trigger. I will have to pay attention to that next time.

  2. I just got a new recipe for pumpkin brownies. I love the baking process and can’t wait to see what they taste like.

    But I’m like you, and if they’re sitting around the house I’ll obsess about them until I’ve eaten them all. And since they are not low fat or low sugar I’ll need to figure out what to do with the rest of the pan after I’ve had my one portion.

    Today is a perfect day to bake, it’s overcast and drizzly.

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