Healthy Peanut Butter Protein Brownies

Healthy Peanut Butter Protein Brownies

I actually thought up this recipe while laying in bed… after eating, like, 800 Mini Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups leftover from Halloween. I seriously haven’t been able to keep my hand out of the bag. They’re that incredible. Clearly, I was inspired by the flavor combo, but I also had some canned pumpkin that I wanted to use up. Yea, I know… I’m kind of weird obsessed with not wasting food, so I sometimes think about what’s in my fridge at random times of day. Ok, not normal. Anyway, I’m loving all things peanut butter + chocolate lately, so, naturally, Healthy Peanut Butter Protein Brownies seemed like the perfect recipe. And, guys, these single-serving brownies couldn’t be easier to make- just mix up the batter, pour into ramekins, and nuke in the microwave. Easy as that! And, of course, the melted peanut butter and chocolate is truly to die for. Enjoy!

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup chocolate protein powder
  • 1/2 cup PB2 (powered peanut butter)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup liquid egg whites
  • 1/8 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp mini chocolate chips
  • 4 tsp creamy peanut butter

Directions:

Combine protein powder, PB2, pumpkin, egg whites, honey, and cocoa powder in a mixing bowl. Divide batter into 4 microwave-safe ramekins. Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips and then add one teaspoon of peanut butter to the middle of each one.

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Microwave each ramekin for 35 seconds (longer or shorter depending how gooey you like your brownies). Grab a spoon and enjoy!

Macros: P 15 C 20 F 5

P.S. If you’re a peanut butter lover, be sure to check out this blog post!

4 Comments

  1. Kelli @ Hungry Hobby

    Kelli @ Hungry Hobby

    November 3, 2016 at 11:47 am
    Reply I’ve totally been making something similar in the microwave with just PB2 (basically PB2, baking powder, baking soda and chocolate chips) but I think these would serve a crew and be even more delicious!

  2. Karien @ Running the Race

    Karien @ Running the Race

    November 3, 2016 at 1:11 pm
    Reply Brownies are my happy place, and these sound great!

  3. Heidi Kokborg

    Heidi Kokborg

    November 3, 2016 at 2:11 pm
    Reply These look so good! I love how easy they are to make – and, of course, that they are healthy! ????

  4. Tiffany @ GreaterThanYesterdayNutrition

    Tiffany @ GreaterThanYesterdayNutrition

    November 3, 2016 at 8:34 pm
    Reply These sound great.
    I, too, have an unhealthy obsession with using all spare ingredients in the fridge. I hate wasting food (channeling my grandmother, I guess).

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