Today our mom flew off to Taiwan, so for dinner I’m having steamed cauliflower, brown rice, and a healthy protein “milkshake.” Not exactly what you’d call gourmet. So instead of boring you with all the stuff I’ve been putting together in the microwave, I’d like to introduce you to today’s guest blogger, Kim Hoeltje:
I am 29 years young and live in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania with my husband, two kittens, and one snuggly Puggle.
I love baking. My parents own a cookie bakery so I learned how mix, scoop, and taste test at an early age. I like to experiment with different recipes, make changes, add different ingredients, and just have fun with it. I love using protein powder in place of flour and sugar.
My protein-packed dessert recipes come from my love of sweet treats, healthy alternatives, and kid-friendly taste buds. I am a full-time nanny, fitness enthusiast, and recent lover of food blogging. My focus is creating good for you foods that make you feel good too!
One of my all time favorite recipes is my Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies!
These may look like they are packed full of sugar, flour, and butter, but they actually contain none of those ingredients!! They are low fat, low carb, and packed full of protein!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies
- 1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder (30g)
- 2 T PB2 or other powdered peanut butter (14g) (can sub any nut butter)
- 1/4 cup canned pumpkin (60g)
- 1/2 cup canned chickpeas or any white bean (130g)
- 3 T egg substitute (46g)
- 3 T unsweetened almond milk (46ml)
- 1/2 t vanilla
- 1/2 t baking powder
- 1 T unsweetened cocoa powder
- sweetener to taste (4 packets)
- Drain and rinse beans
- Puree beans, pumpkin, egg, milk, and vanilla
- Stir in everything else except the peanut butter
- If using PB2, add water til you get a peanut butter consistency
- Coat 5×7 baking dish with nonstick spray
- Pour brownie batter in dish
- Swirl peanut butter on top
- Bake at 350 for 25 minutes
You could just eat one or two brownies, but why stop there?! You can have all six for only 315 calories!! Only 5 grams of fat and 34 grams of carbs. They make a great breakfast because they are packed with 37 grams of protein!
Brownies for breakfast!? Yes please!
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