Skinnified Sunday: White Chocolate Chip Lemon Blondies

Hi friends! So I actually made these blondies on Monday after feeling like I hardly got to do any of my normal weekend cooking and had the spontaneous urge to bake, although really, when do I not want to bake? I LOVE lemon pastry. The middle layer of our wedding cake was lemon with cream cheese filling. It’s pretty much one of my favorite things on Earth. Also, I find that brownies are REALLY good with yogurt instead of oil. I almost never use real oil anyway and I never really mind, but I find it works especially well in brownies. So here’s what I started with…

White Chocolate Lemon Blondies

  • 6 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 155 grams white chocolate, chopped (reserve 30 grams)
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

My swaps:

  • Nonfat vanilla yogurt for butter (-fat, -saturated fat, -calories)
  • Grain sweetened white chocolate chips and way less of them for white chocolate (-sugar, -calories)
  • Whole wheat pastry flour for all purpose (+fiber, +protein)
  • 5 egg whites for 3 eggs (-fat, -saturated fat, -calories, -cholesterol)
  • 1/2 cup organic cane sugar + 1/3 cup Splenda for 1 cup sugar (-sugar, -calories)
  • 1 tsp coconut extract for 1 of the tsps of vanilla (+yum)

Skinnified White Chocolate Chip Lemon Blondies

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  • 6 oz non fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup Splenda
  • zest of one large lemon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  • 1/4-1/3 cup grain sweetened white chocolate chips


1) Preheat oven to 350.

2) In an electric mixer, combine yogurt, egg whites, sugar, Splenda, lemon zest, and extracts.

3) Add in baking powder, salt and flour.

4) Pour into a greased 9×9 baking sheet.

5) Evenly distribute white chocolate chips on top.

6) Bake for 30 minutes, until set, but gooey.

7) Enjoy!

I cut them pretty small and they only ended up being about 50 calories a piece, so Steve and I decided two + Cool Whip and sprinkles was the perfect serving size :)

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