Low Fat Peanut Butter Brownie Recipe

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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. 

Peanut Butter Brownie Recipe options like this Low-Fat Peanut Butter Brownie Recipe are perfect for enjoying a great chocolate treat without the guilt!

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!

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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.

peanut powder benefits

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.

low fat brownies

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.

low fat brownie recipe

This batter was very thick, and though I was worried it would not bake properly, it did.

peanut butter topping

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.

peanut topped brownies

Drop blobs of the peanut butter mixture on top of the brownie batter and swirl with a knife.

swirled brownies

Bake for 15-20 minutes. I like my brownies gooey, so I took them out of the oven after 15 minutes.

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Allow them to cool completely before cutting them into 16 pieces. They are small but very rich and full of flavor.

diet brownies

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!

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Trust me, you only need a small square to be satisfied with this low-fat brownie recipe.


Peanut Butter Brownie Recipe options like this Low-Fat Peanut Butter Brownie Recipe are perfect for enjoying a great chocolate treat without the guilt!

diet brownies

Low Fat Peanut Butter Swirled Brownies

Yield: 10 -12 Brownies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

A low fat brownie with a protein rich Peanut Butter Swirl topping. A great way to use Jif Peanut powder.


  • 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. 1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. 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. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Drop tablespoons of peanut butter mixture onto brownie batter and swirl with a fork.
  6. Bake at 350° for 15- 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out almost clean.
  7. Cut into 16 bars.


Adapted from Cooking Light

Nutrition Information
Yield 16 Serving Size 1 brownie
Amount Per Serving Calories 172Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 57mgSodium 96mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 1gSugar 12gProtein 4g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on stayingclosetohome.com should only be used as a general guideline.

JIF Peanut Butter Powder Next time you are looking at a recipe that calls for Peanut Butter, consider adding some Jif™ PeanutPowder instead to cut both calories and fat in the recipe. You can find it at most Walmart stores. It is great in many recipes, not just our favorite peanut butter brownie recipe. 

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  1. That Jif Peanut Powder is some amazing stuff. I mean, wow, do those brownies look good! They’re low-fat, so I can eat the whole pan, right?

  2. This looks amazing! It just occurred to me that I have never made my own brownies! I need to give this recipe a try to correct that because… YUM! {client}

  3. These brownies look incredible and I’m loving that they are low in fat! I actually had no idea Jif had a Peanut Powder. I could probably use this for my smoothies too! I’ll definitely keep any eye out for it next time I’m shopping at Walmart,

  4. I find it hard to believe that these are low fat! They look so rich and gooey. I will have to try the Jif powder and try this recipe. I love anything peanut butter and we are lovers of the Jif brand.

  5. I had no idea they made a peanut butter powder. It’s such a clever idea to make the food you are making have more protein! These brownies look awesome!

  6. Oh these look so good!! I love baking with peanut powder. So easy to use and the extra flavor and protein is a bonus. Yummy!!

  7. We love brownies in my house and they never last very long! These sound fantastic too! I will give this recipe a try very soon!

  8. I am loving this peanut powder for snacks- I’m using it in yogurt and smoothies a lot. These brownies look incredible! They are next on my list!

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