Saturday, September 20, 2014

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

I recently got the chance to do some baking with a protein powder from Lean Body for Her at Labrada Nutrition.  I did made some tasty treats with the Vanilla and Chocolate Jamie Eason Isolate Whey.  Check out my full review
They seemed to enjoy what I did with the products so they send me some Jamie Eason Peanut Protein to play with too!! It is made from defatted peanuts and natural ingredients.  Similar to PB2 and other powder peanut butters.  

I knew exactly what I wanted to make first!!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies!!

You will also need canned pumpkin, canned white beans, unsweetened almond milk, egg substitute, unsweetened cocoa powder, vanilla, and sweetener of choice.
*You can use real peanut butter or any nut butter*

I know some of the ingredients sound crazy, but trust me! I am a professional! Well...kinda...
In a blender or food processor, puree the beans, pumpkin, egg, milk, baking powder, and vanilla.
At first it will look kinda like orange humus.  Stir in everything else but the peanut protein and you will have some very chocolatey batter!

You can easily double this recipe to make a bigger batch of brownies, but this recipe makes six.  I used a 5 x 7 rectangle baking dish.  
Coat the dish with nonstick spray and pour the batter.  

Time to get our peanut butter ready! 
You can use as much or as little as you like! I used one serving ( 2 T )

 Add about 1 1/2 T of water to the powder and stir.  
You want it to be a little runny.  Add the water slowly! You can always add more, but you can't take it out! If you want it super sweet, you can add in one sweetener, but I don't think it needs it.  If using regular peanut butter, I suggest microwaving it for a few seconds to thin it out. 

Drizzle the peanut butter all over that brownie batter!
Into the oven for 25 minutes at 350.

Is there anything better than the smell of chocolate and peanut butter?!
Stick a toothpick in the middle and if it comes out clean, they are done!

You would never guess that we used beans and pumpkin to make these soft, chocolatey brownies!!
The best part is that these are super healthy! 

All six brownies are only 315 calories.
You also get a whopping 37 grams of protein!

That's right, brownies for breakfast!
People won't think you are eating healthy when they see you with these.  And they certainly won't believe some of the ingredients when if you let them have a taste. 

These make a perfect snack, dessert, or meal.  
I love having one or two post workout and saving the rest for after.  
Much more fun than just drinking a protein shake!

Are you hungry yet??
What are you waiting for?! Go make these now!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies
  • 1 scoop Chocolate Jamie Eason Whey (30g)
  • 2 T Jamie Eason Peanut Protein (14g) (sub nut butter for peanut allergy)
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin (60g)
  • 1/2 cup canned white beans (130g) (chickpeas, garbanzo, navy beans...)
  • 3 T egg substitute (46g)
  • 3 T unsweetened almond milk (46ml)
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1 T unsweetened cocoa powder
  • sweetener to taste (4 packets)
  1. Puree beans, pumpkin, egg, milk, and vanilla
  2. Stir in everything else except peanut protein
  3. In a small bowl, add 1 1/2 T water to powdered peanut butter
  4. Coat baking dish (5 x 7) with nonstick spray and pour in brownie batter
  5. Drizzle peanut butter on top
  6. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes
Makes 6 brownies - 52 calories each
Whole batch - 315 calories 
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  1. Peanut butter & chocolate GENIUS you are my friend :)

  2. You knoooow how much I love peanut butter, so I'm sure I'd love these! They look absolutely delicious! You seriously come up with the best creations :)