Last week I had an insatiable urge to eat brownies. While rummaging through the cabinets looking for supplies, I realized we were short of just about everything. My mom put the family on a healthy eating schedule and had gotten rid of a lot of baking staples- namely, flour, sugar, and chocolate. Still wanting brownies, I scoured the internet and found this recipe. I promptly printed it off, seeing it had no flour or sugar in the ingredients list, and set to work.
Then I realized that we were still missing ingredients from the recipe. However, since I still wanted brownies and had already started measuring various things, I made some substitutions and carried on. I also changed the quantity of the PB2 (powdered peanut butter) because the batter seemed runny. I've never made a flourless, sugarless recipe before, so I'm glad they turned out so well! They're very moist and fluffy! Here is my modified recipe.
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray an 8x8 pan with cooking spray.
2. In a small bowl, beat the egg and egg white.
3. In a large bowl, combine the chocolate PBS, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda. Mix well.
4. Add the egg mix and stir.
5. Add the water, honey, and vanilla. Stir until combined.
6. Fold in the chocolate chips or baker’s chocolate.
We had no chocolate chips, but I did find some bakers chocolate in the cupboard! I had no idea how to cut it so I just used a meat tenderizer.
7. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 30-32 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs (but not gooey).
7.5 Clean up the dishes while waiting for brownies to bake. I had fun eating the remaining splatters of brownie batter while Buzz provided immense moral support. He was really hoping I couldn't finish it myself. Sorry buddy, no chocolate for dogs!
They look so normal!
8. After letting cool, cut into 12 bars (3 x 4 rows).
All hail the glorious healthy-ish brownies!
Hi my name is Emilee and I am a kinesiology undergraduate student. These are my adventures as a young adult living in Milwaukee. Here I will share my experiences as I navigate through college. Thanks for stopping by!