Reduced fat/calorie Peanut Butter PROTEIN Brownies – Gluten Free!

Reduced fat/calorie Peanut Butter PROTEIN Brownies!

Reduced fat/calorie Peanut Butter PROTEIN Brownies!

 

I was able to significantly reduce the calories/fat in these brownies by using Better Body Foods PB Fit powdered peanut butter instead of regular peanut butter! Another way I kept the calories down was by using TruVibe Organics pure CACAO powder instead of regular cocoa powder. The depth of the dark chocolate flavor is so much stronger than regular cocoa powder that I was able to eliminate using chocolate chips! These come out to 81 calories per brownie/1300 for entire 8×8 pan.

Ingredients:

105grams of Better Body Foods PB Fit (mixed with 1/2cup + 1 tbsp water)

5tbsp of ground oats (measure after grinding oats – use gluten free oats if necessary)

1/4cup of TruVibe Organics pure cocao powder (http://truvibeorganics.com/)

1 scoop Plant Fusion chocolate protein powder

1/2tsp baking powder

1/4tsp baking soda

3tbsp Better Body Foods agave nectar

2tbsp Better Body Foods coconut palm sugar

2tbsp stevia in the raw

1tsp Better Body Foods pure vanilla extract

3/4cup unsweetened applesauce

1 large egg

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper. Don’t attempt to make these without the parchment paper. They WILL STICK even with cooking spray!

In a medium size bowl add the oat flour, cocao, protein powder, baking powder, baking soda and then set aside.

In a small bowl mix the powdered peanut butter with the water(1/2cup + 1tbsp) until well mixed. Measure out 1/2 cup of the peanut butter (save the rest to swirl on the top) and place it in a large bowl with the coconut palm sugar, stevia, vanilla, agave and applesauce. Beat wet mixture using a hand mixer. After the mixture is smooth add the egg and beat lightly until combined. Add the wet mixture into the oat mixture and stir just until combined making sure not to over mix. Pour into 8×8 baking dish and swirl the remaining peanut butter into the top. Bake for about 22-24 minutes making sure not to over cook. I took mine out at 22 minutes and they were perfectly cakey/fudgy!

Cakey Double Chocolate Brownies with only 5tbsp’s of flour & no beans!

Cakey Double Chocolate Brownies with only 5tbsp's of flour & no beans!

Cakey Double Chocolate Brownies with only 5tbsp’s of flour & no beans!

Cakey Double Chocolate Brownies with only 5tbsp’s of flour & no beans! Did I mention, kid approved!

Ingredients:

5tbsp oat flour (regular oats ground into a flour, make sure to measure after they’ve been ground)

1/4cup cocoa powder

1/2tsp baking powder

1/4tsp baking soda

2tbsp Better Body Foods Agave Nectar

3tbsp Better Body Foods Coconut Palm Sugar

1tsp Better Body Foods Pure Vanilla Extract

1/2cup of creamy peanut butter

1/2cup of unsweetened applesauce

1 whole egg

1/2 cup of chocolate chips (dark or milk chocolate) – divided

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper. Don’t attempt to make this without the parchment paper. It WILL STICK even with cooking spray, ask me how I know! Let’s just say that picture is of my second batch! Hence the mini chocolate chips! I used all of my regular ones on my first attempt! HA

In a medium size bowl add the oat flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and then set aside. In a large bowl combine the sugar, peanut butter, vanilla, agave and applesauce. Beat wet mixture using a hand mixer. I originally tried doing this with a spoon and it just wasn’t working. The hand mixer was perfect! After the mixture is smooth add the egg and beat lightly until combined. Add the wet mixture into the oat mixture and stir just until combined making sure not to over mix. Fold in all but a small handful of the chocolate chips and pour into the pan with parchment paper. Top with the remaining chocolate chips and bake about 20 minutes making sure not to over cook. I took mine out at 20 minutes and they were perfectly cakey!