Low Cal Peanut Butter Brownies
Not an artificial ingredient to be found. Not a dang one.

Your body understands real food. It has no idea what to do with hydrogenated oils, aspartame, soy lecithin, or whatever the frick ‘natural flavoring’ is. It just wants real food….even when it comes to brownies.

I made these for your sugar cravings, and made them without sugar. Stevia (while derived from a plant, so mildly processed) is just the dehydrated extract of the stevia plant, and some studies are showing it has underlying health benefits. It is very important that you read the box before buying, and please be sure it is organic because you don’t want stevia leaves that have been sprayed with pesticides. If you just aren’t comfortable using stevia, you can substitute in 2-3 tbs. of maple syrup (depending on your taste).  

These brownies are not super sweet, and the 8 tbs. of unsweetened cocoa make them taste very rich. If you want them sweeter, you can add more stevia, and also back off on the cocoa.

I also whipped up a frosting of plain Greek yogurt and a little dehydrated peanut flour, but the brownies can also be served plain or with some warm, smashed raspberries!

Low Cal Peanut Butter Brownies
  • 1/3 cup natural peanut butter
  • 2 cups organic, canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3-4 packets organic stevia (depending on your taste)
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 8 tbs. unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 350F, and with coconut or olive oil spray, lightly grease a 9x9-inch glass pan. 

In a food processor or blender, blend peanut butter, chickpeas, egg, vanilla, stevia and applesauce until smooth. Slowly add in the cocoa, baking powder and salt while the blender is running on low. Blend until very smooth (nobody likes a chunky brownie). You could add in stevia-sweetened chocolate chips if you wanted at this stage. 

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to set. Chickpeas set as they cool so give them at least 30 minutes of cooling time. Cut into 9 squares and serve.

Frosting Optional: blend 1/4 cup of plain, organic Greek yogurt with 1 tbs. dehydrated peanuts (pb2). Stir until combined. You can add stevia or maple syrup of you like.

I promised you that these were low calorie, so here are the details for 1 brownie without the frosting:
  • 141 calories
  • 6.8g fat
  • 1.1g. saturated fat
  • 13.9g carbs
  • 3.4g natural sugar (not added)
  • 6.6g protein


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