Last Sunday night, I had a major craving for chocolate. So, I grabbed some ingredients from the kitchen, manically chucked them in a blender and whipped up some brownies (as you do!). 60 minutes later, I settled down with a giant cup of tea, a super fudgy brownie and a gigantic smile on my face.
If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know that I am a sucker for baking healthy treats. Usually ones that contain protein powder and a surprise savoury ingredient. I’ve covered double chocolate chip cookies with avocado, sweet potato brownies and vanilla pancakes made with cottage cheese. They all sound a little bit weird, right? Well, let’s not judge a book by it’s cover (or a cake by it’s ingredients) because they are all yummy. I don’t mean to toot my own horn but they are. You wouldn’t even know that they had some funny little ingredients in and you definitely wouldn’t think that they were healthy.
If you don’t believe me then cook up a batch of these peanut butter and Nutella brownies and kindly share them with your family, friends or colleagues. Let them taste them and fall in love with them before you share the hidden ingredients. Trust me, they won’t believe you!
This recipe should make 8-12 servings, depending on the tray used!
To create these peanut butter and Nutella brownies, you will need:
1 can chickpeas (240g once drained)
4 tbsp. cocoa powder
2 scoops protein powder
4 tbsp. honey
4 tbsp. peanut butter
4 tbsp. Nutella
4 tbsp. milk (almond, skimmed, full-fat…whichever you prefer!)
Thoroughly drain and dry the chickpeas, then throw all of the ingredients into the blender. Blitz away until you are left with a creamy, chocolaty batter. Then pour the ingredients into a brownie tray (or failing that- a bread loaf tin, as I did!). Pop the mix into the oven at 180°c (preheated) for 45 minutes or until a fork inserted comes out clean. Like real brownies, the top of these will crack and crunch, whilst the insides will remain fudgy and gooey.
These brownies have a lovely nutty and chocolaty flavour. They are delicious straight from the oven, when they’re still toasty and gooey. There is just something so comforting about eating freshly baked cakes.
For each serving (1 brownie):
Total fats: 4.7g
Sat Fats: 1g
of which sugars: 8.6g
Enjoy these nutty, fudgy brownies! And please let me know if you bake them 🙂