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Healthy Cookie Dough Date Caramel Brownies

 

 

Uber fudgy brownies made using whole food ingredients, protein powder and then topped with date caramel and healthy protein packed cookie dough!


 

 

I was talking to a friend the other day and it got me thinking about sweets and how I haven’t gone a day without dessert in, I can’t even remember how long. My sweet tooth really has no bounds. Thank goodness for all of my healthy alternative desserts. ūüôā

 

 

I’m still having a tough time trying to come up with a healthy version of caramel so if you guys have any recipes, please send them my way. For now, a simple date caramel tastes amazing!

 

 

I always use PEScience Select protein powders because the quality is truly incomparable especially when it comes to baking. I’ve tried many brands on the market and PEScience is one of the few that won’t leave your baked goods tasting bland or chewy.

 

I used Chocolate Frosted Cupcake flavor for the brownie layer and Gourmet Vanilla flavor for the cookie dough layer. You can get 30% OFF all PEScience products by using code PBCHOCO at checkout at pescience.com 

 

 

Healthy Cookie Dough Date Caramel Brownies

Yield: 10 brownies

Serving Size: 1 brownie

Calories per serving: 227

Fat per serving: 11g

Carbs per serving: 27g

Protein per serving: 10g

Healthy Cookie Dough Date Caramel Brownies

Extra Fudgy Chocolate Brownies Layered with Date Caramel and Topped with Healthy Protein Packed Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.

Ingredients

    Brownie Layer
  • 1/2 c brown rice flour
  • 1/2 c almond flour
  • 32g protein powder (I used PEScience Chocolate Frosted Cupcake 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 1/4 c unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp Truvia or coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • pinch salt
    Date Caramel
  • 6 medjool dates
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1/4 c water
    Cookie Dough Layer
  • 3/4 c brown rice flour
  • 48g vanilla protein powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 3 tbsp Trivia or granulated sweetener of choice
  • 3 tbsp light butter, room temperature
  • 3-4 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp sugar-free chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F and prepare a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. Place all dry brownie layer ingredients into a bowl and mix until combined. Pour your dry ingredients into a mixer and add remaining ingredients and beat until combined and you have worked out all clumps. The batter will be very thick.
  3. Press brownie batter evenly into the bottom of the loaf pan. Bake for 8 minutes and let cool.
  4. While the brownie layer is cooling, place all date caramel ingredients into a food processor until smooth. Spread date caramel over brownie layer.
  5. Place all dry cookie dough ingredients into a mixer. Add room temperature butter and 3 tablespoons water. Mix using a paddle attachment until a dough forms. If dough is too thick to spread, add another tablespoon of water. Fold in chocolate chips.
  6. Spread cookie dough layer over caramel layer using a rubber spatula. Wetting the rubber spatula first will help to prevent sticking.
  7. Cover and place in the freezer for 2 hours before cutting into 10 pieces and serving.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-cookie-dough-date-caramel-brownies/

 

Healthy Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie Bites

I’ve been making quite a few different brownie variations lately. A few weeks ago I made Strawberry Heart Brownies and Peanut Butter Brownies. It’s safe to say I really love fudgy, decadent desserts! Today I made Chocolate Brownies topped with a no-bake Raspberry Cheesecake.

 


 

I used PEScience protein for both the brownie layer and the cheesecake layer. For the brownie layer I used Frosted Chocolate Cupcake and for the Cheesecake Layer I used Gourmet Vanilla. You can get 30% OFF all PEScience products (vegan powders available) using code PBCHOCO at checkout on their website.

 

Healthy Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie Bites

Yield: 20 Bites

Serving Size: 1 Bite

Calories per serving: 85

Fat per serving: 4g

Carbs per serving: 4g

Protein per serving: 5g

Healthy Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie Bites

Uber Fudgy Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie Bites!

Ingredients

    Brownie Layer
  • 1/2 c oat flour
  • 1/2 c almond flour
  • 32g protein powder (I used PEScience 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tbsp. pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp. ground flax + 3 tbsp. water or 1 egg + 1 egg white
  • 3 tbsp. baking stevia
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
    Cheesecake Layer
  • 4 oz fat free cream cheese
  • 1/4 c Greek yogurt
  • 32g vanilla protein powder (I used PEScience 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 3 tbsp. baking stevia
  • 1/4 c slightly thawed frozen raspberries

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 325F and prepare an 8x8 inch baking dish or pan with parchment paper or non-stick spray.
  2. In a small dish, stir together ground flax and water and then set a side.
  3. Place all dry brownie ingredients into a mixer (flours, cocoa powder, protein powder, desiccated coconut, baking stevia, baking soda and baking powder) and mix until combined.
  4. Add in melted oil, flax mix (flax egg) and pumpkin and continue mixing until a dough forms.
  5. Press brownie dough evenly into the bottom of the pan and bake for 8-9 minutes. Don't over bake.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool. Once cooled, place the cream cheese, Greek yogurt, stevia and protein powder into a mixer and beat until fluffy.
  7. In a small bowl, crush the slightly thawed frozen raspberries and then fold them into the cheesecake mixture.
  8. Spread cheesecake mixture in an even layer over the brownies. Cover and place in the freezer for 2 hours before cutting into 20 squares and serving.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-raspberry-cheesecake-brownie-bites/

Healthy No-Bake Snowball Protein Brownie Bites {Vegan, Gluten-Free + Paleo option}

Got five minutes?

 

Because that’s all the time you need to make these super healthy Snowball Brownie Bites!


 

No oven required – my kind of treat!

 

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Did I mention that these brownie bites have no added sugar? That’s right! I sweetened these using only my favorite protein powder PEScience! And PEScience carries vegan protein powders!!! YAY! You can get 30% OFF using code PBCHOCO!

 

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Healthy No-Bake Snowball Protein Brownie Bites {Vegan, Gluten-Free + Paleo option}

Yield: 16 Bite Sized Snow Ball Brownies

Serving Size: 1 Brownie Bite

Calories per serving: 44

Fat per serving: 2g

Carbs per serving: 4g

Protein per serving: 4g

Healthy No-Bake Snowball Protein Brownie Bites {Vegan, Gluten-Free + Paleo option}

No-bake, high protein, gluten-free snowball brownie bites made in under 5 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c oat flour (gluten-free if necessary)*
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder 32g (I used Chocolate Frosted Cupcake PEScience 30% off code PBCHOCO)
  • 3 tbsp. natural peanut butter (I used Nuts 'N More)*
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 c unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • vanilla protein powder for coating (I used Gourmet Vanilla PEScience)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together protein powder, oat flour and cocoa powder.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together almond milk, peanut butter and vanilla extract. Gently melt peanut butter in the microwave if necessary.
  3. Use a fork to mix your wet and dry ingredients together until a dough forms.
  4. Separate dough into 16 evenly sized balls.
  5. Roll balls in vanilla protein powder.
  6. Enjoy!

Notes

*For paleo use almond flour and almond butter

http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-no-bake-snowball-protein-brownie-bites-vegan-gluten-free-paleo-option/

 

The Ultimate Healthy Brownie {No Beans, No Oil, No Bananas, No Butter and Still FUDGY}

I’m known to commonly use beans in my brownies recipes but I’ll be the first to admit while yes, they are delicious, black bean brownies just don’t have the same texture as real brownies. I’ve used avocado–tastes amazing but still not the same. I’ve used¬†bananas–great if you want a banana flavored brownie.

It’s been two years since my healthy baking journey began and I think I have finally put the right ingredients together and created THE ULTIMATE HEALTHY BROWNIE that tastes like a freakin’ brownie!

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Sooo fudgy, right?

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The Ultimate Healthy Brownie {No Beans, No Oil, No Flour, No Butter and Still FUDGY}

Yield: 4 large brownies

Serving Size: 1 brownie

Calories per serving: 193

Fat per serving: 4g

Carbs per serving: 30g

Protein per serving: 9g

The Ultimate Healthy Brownie {No Beans, No Oil, No Flour, No Butter and Still FUDGY}

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c coconut flour (I used Better Body Foods)
  • 1/2 c oat flour*
  • 1/2 c pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 c coconut sugar (I used Better Body Foods)
  • 3 eggs, large
  • 2 tbsp. agave* (I used Better Body Foods)
  • 3 tbsp. unsweetened dark chocolate powder
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract (I used Better Body Foods)
  • stevia to taste (I used about 2 tsp)
    Optional Chocolate Glaze
  • 35g dark chocolate

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350f and prepare an 8x8 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients together.
  3. Add the pumpkin, agave and vanilla to the dry mixture and stir using a fork.
  4. Add in the eggs one and at time stirring with a fork until completely incorporated. The mixture will be very thick.
  5. Pour the brownie mixture into the pan and use your finger tips or a rubber spatula to press it evenly into the corners.
  6. Bake for 13-15 minutes.
  7. *If adding the chocolate glaze, melt chocolate in a double boiler and spread a thin layer over the top of the brownies once they are removed from the oven.
  8. Place brownies in the fridge for at least two hours before cutting into squares and serving.

Notes

Agave can be replaced with any sticky syrup such as maple syrup, brown rice syrup, honey or vitafiber.

http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/the-ultimate-healthy-brownie-no-beans-no-oil-no-bananas-no-butter-and-still-fudgy/

 


Secretly Healthy Chocolate Frosted Brownies

DSC_0898Perfect for your St. Patrick’s Day¬†party–your friends won’t even realize these¬†chocolate frosted brownies are healthy!

No eggs! No flour! No butter! No oil! And still the most dense brownies you will ever have!

 


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It’s okay to eat this batter! Go a head and lick your spoon clean.

Secretly Healthy Chocolate Frosted Brownies

Yield: 9 frosted brownies

Serving Size: 1 frosted brownie

Calories per serving: 173

Fat per serving: 5

Carbs per serving: 34

Protein per serving: 8

Secretly Healthy Chocolate Frosted Brownies

Ingredients

    Brownies
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 box black beans, rinsed (I use the Simply Balanced Target brand about 13oz)
  • 1/4 c coconut sugar
  • 1/2 scoop protein powder of choice (I used PEScience Chocolate-get 25% off using code PBCHOCO)
  • 1/2 c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • Frosting!
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/4 c plus 3 tbsp. vitafiber syrup or sticky syrup*
  • 1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 scoop protein powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla)

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350f and prepare an 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper.
  2. Place all brownie ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. Brownie batter should be very thick! Spread batter evenly into baking pan and bake for 25 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and place in the freezer to cool for 20-30 minutes.
  5. In a blender, blend the avocado (skin and pit removed), 1/4 cup vitafiber and protein until smooth.
  6. Place 2-3 tablespoons of frosting into a zip lock bag and set a side for later decorating.
  7. Add cocoa powder and 3 tablespoons vitafiber syrup to remaining frosting and blend until smooth.
  8. Remove brownies from freezer and top with an even layer of chocolate frosting.
  9. Cut the corner of the zip lock bag you set a side earlier and decorate brownies in a zig-zag line or however your heart desires.
  10. Return to the freezer for 40 minutes to set.
  11. Remove and cut into 9 squares. For clean cut brownies, wet knife before cutting

Notes

*Vitafiber syrup can be replaced with any sticky syrup such as brown rice syrup, maple syrup, honey, agave, etc., however, macros will change. *For vegan use carob powder and vegan protein

http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/secretly-healthy-chocolate-frosted-brownies/

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