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I created this Low-fat Peanut Butter Brownie Recipe to satisfy your taste for chocolate while providing more protein and less fat. This is made possible by switching up some ingredients, including using Jif™ Peanut Powder.
We all want to eat better at some point. Often after the holidays, or right before summer vacation begins we notice we have packed no a few pounds. It’s hard to change your diet and give up all of your favorite treats, but we have a solution with these brownies. While you may be changing up your diet and eating a diet with more protein, desserts don’t have to be ignored completely (at least in our house!). By simply adjusting some ingredients, you can still enjoy dessert in moderation.
Low-Fat Peanut Butter Brownie Recipe
I had no idea what Peanut Powder was until I was searching for ingredients to add to smoothies. My kids don’t love eating breakfast, so we frequently make smoothies. Unfortunately, peanut butter does not mix in well; I am sure you know what I am talking about with those blobs of peanut butter on the sides of your blender. Anyway, I could not resist buying the Jif™ Peanut Powder to try in a baking recipe. We love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter, so this peanut butter brownie recipe seemed like a great place to test this out!
Did you know that Jif™ Peanut Powder has the same amount of nourishing protein as traditional peanut butter, but with 85 percent less fat? With the same great taste but with fewer calories and sugar, no one will miss the other. Plus, if you are starting the Whole30 Diets, Jif™ Peanut Powder is made from just one ingredient – fresh roasted peanuts.
It is really easy to use in baking. You only need to add some water and sugar or honey if you wish to reconstitute it into the peanut butter consistency you are used to.
To make this decadent and rich Peanut Butter Brownie Recipe, you need to make this simple brownie recipe. Start by melting dark chocolate (the only way to go when eating chocolate) with some butter. You can also try substituting some of the butter with applesauce which is another great way to cut calories and fat in recipes.
This batter was very thick, and though I was worried it would not bake properly, it did.
To make the peanut butter swirled topping, mix Jif™ Peanut Powder water and powdered sugar. I added a bit more water to make it easier to swirl on top of the brownies.
Drop blobs of the peanut butter mixture on top of the brownie batter and swirl with a knife.
Bake for 15-20 minutes. I like my brownies gooey, so I took them out of the oven after 15 minutes.
Allow them to cool completely before cutting them into 16 pieces. They are small but very rich and full of flavor.
My youngest enjoyed a piece of the swirled brownie recipe with some vanilla ice cream. Of course, he does not have to worry about weight at age nine!
Trust me, you only need a small square to be satisfied with this low-fat brownie recipe.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour (1 cup)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup butter
- 2 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup skim milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large egg yolks
- 1 large egg
- Cooking spray
- 3 Tablespoons Jif™ Peanut Powder
- 1-2 tablespoons water
- 1-2 Tablespoons powdered sugar (depends how sweet you want the peanut butter)
- 1. Preheat oven to 350°.
- 2.Spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, cocoa, and salt in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk. Set aside.
- 3. Place butter and chocolate in a medium microwave-safe bowl, (I used a large pryex measuring cup) and microwave at HIGH for 45 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds. Stir until smooth, and set aside to cool slightly. Add 3/4 cup sugar, milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, egg yolks, and egg; stir with a whisk to combine. Add butter mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until combined. Spread batter into an 8-inch square metal baking pan coated with cooking spray.
- Make the Peanut Butter topping. Mix Jif™ Peanut Powder with the water to create paste. Add enough water to make it smooth. Add powdered sugar and mix until well blended.
- Drop tablespoons of peanut butter mixture onto brownie batter and swirl with a fork.
- Bake at 350° for 15- 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out almost clean.
- Cut into 16 bars.