Macro-Friendly Healthy Peanut Butter Protein Brownies

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I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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I actually thought up this macro-friendly recipe while laying in bed and after eating, like, 800 Mini Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups leftover from Halloween. I seriously haven’t been able to keep my hand out of the bag. They’re that incredible.

Clearly, I was inspired by the flavor combo, but I also had some canned pumpkin that I wanted to use up. Yea, I know… I’m kind of weird obsessed with not wasting food, so I sometimes think about what’s in my fridge at random times of day. Ok, not normal.

Anyway, I’m loving all things peanut butter + chocolate lately, so, naturally, Healthy Peanut Butter Protein Brownies seemed like the perfect recipe. And, guys, these single-serving brownies couldn’t be easier to make– just mix up the batter, pour into ramekins, and nuke in the microwave. Easy as that!

And, of course, the melted peanut butter and chocolate is truly to die for. Enjoy!

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Macro-Friendly Healthy Peanut Butter Protein Brownies


Ingredients

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1/2 cup chocolate protein powder

1/2 cup PB2 (powered peanut butter)

1/4 cup pumpkin puree

1/4 cup liquid egg whites

1/8 cup honey

2 tbsp cocoa powder

1 tbsp mini chocolate chips

4 tsp creamy peanut butter


Instructions

Combine protein powder, PB2, pumpkin, egg whites, honey, and cocoa powder in a mixing bowl. Divide batter into 4 microwave-safe ramekins. Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips and then add one teaspoon of peanut butter to the middle of each one.



Nutrition

  • Calories: 173
  • Fat: 5
  • Carbohydrates: 20
  • Protein: 16

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Microwave each ramekin for 35 seconds (longer or shorter depending on how gooey you like your brownies). Grab a spoon and enjoy!

Tip: Store batter in the fridge and wait to cook it until you’re ready to eat.

P.S. If you’re a peanut butter lover, be sure to check out this blog post!

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31 Comments

  1. I’ve totally been making something similar in the microwave with just PB2 (basically PB2, baking powder, baking soda and chocolate chips) but I think these would serve a crew and be even more delicious!

  2. These look AMAZING and I highly appreciate that they’re not sweetened with anything artificial. The macros are on point, too! It seems like most one-serving, macro-friendly mug cakes out there have some sort of splenda or whatever in them. Can’t wait to try this!

  3. Tina – I’ve never bought powdered peanut butter. Is the recipe the same using regular peanut butter (1/2 cup)? Thanks!

  4. I love brownies! I’ve been searching for a good healthy recipe for brownies. This other recipe I found is for (healthy) fudge brownies. Have you tried making brownies using honey, cocoa powder, whole-wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, olive oil, unsweetened applesauce, and pure vanilla extract. Thanks for the easy recipes!

    1. I used SFH. Mal only likes the chocolate, so we always have it in the house and it doesn’t taste as “soapy” when it’s mixed into a recipe. 🙂

  5. Hi, Tina
    Thanks for sharing such a delicious brownie recipe. Actually, I was searching for some yummy recipe ideas for the upcoming holidays and here it is!
    Thanks again for the recipe. I will have to try it soon!
    Donna Scott

  6. Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Brownies are dense and decadent and loaded with protein gluten-free recipe. i love this recipe. thanks for sharing dear.

  7. This sounds so yummy!! I don’t have a microwave. Do you know if I could cook in the oven and if so what temp and time?

    Thank you for your help!!

    Erija

  8. This sounds so yummy!! I don’t have a microwave. Do you know if I could cook in the oven and if so what temp and time?

    Thank you for your help!!

    Erika

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