I thought I would give these brownies (my guiltiest pleasure) a whirl and see if they stand a chance at replacing brownies filled with oil, flour and sugar.
Skinny Blender Brownies
- 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 6 oz. low fat vanilla greek yogurt (I used honey because I like it plain too, so the rest of the container won't be thrown out)
- 1/4 cup skim milk
- 1 large egg (or 2 egg whites WHAT?! You need to use the whole egg! That is where all the nutrients are!)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup sugar (I used Splenda)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 8×8 inch pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- Place all of the ingredients except for the peanut butter into a blender or food processor. (Yes, a blender!) (Awesome I might add!) For easier blending, place the liquid ingredients into the blender first. Blend until mix is smooth and oats are ground up. You will have to stop the blender and scrape down the sides a few times.
- Pour batter into prepared baking dish. Batter will be thin. Microwave peanut butter for about 30 seconds. Drop melted peanut butter by spoonfuls onto the batter, swirling gently with a knife to create a marbled effect. (Try not to overmix!)
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from the sides of the pan. Brownies will be extra fudgy, so be sure to wait until COMPLETELY cooled - I stuck mine in the refrigerator for 2 hours, which allowed them to be cut very easily. Cut into 12 squares and enjoy! (Yeah, 12 squares out of a 8x8 doesn't really quench the brownie thirst....I cut mine into 9 and entered the recipe into the ole' My Fitness Pal......only 210 calories per serving, not too bad, plus these babies have some energy ingredients in them)
Now for the taste test.........I deem them HEALTHY-ish! and not-that-YUMMY! They are ok in a pinch, but I think for calorie to enjoyability ratio I'd just bite the bullet and eat a real brownie!