flour free healthy brownies
peanut butter nutella brownies recipe
peanut butter nutella brownies recipe


Last Sunday night, I had a major craving for chocolate. So, I grabbed some ingredients from the kitchen, manicallyย chucked them in a blenderย 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!)
1 egg


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 180ยฐc (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.

Nutritional Info:
For each serving (1 brownie):
Kcal: 122
Total fats: 4.7g
Sat Fats: 1g
Carbohydrates: 9.6g
of which sugars: 8.6g
protein: 4g

Enjoy these nutty, fudgy brownies! And please let me know if you bake them ๐Ÿ™‚


  • 15th March 2015

    Wow, I never would have thought you could make brownies with those ingredients! They look amazing!

  • 15th March 2015

    I absolutely love brownies but I fully hate (with some passion) Chickpeas. Can you taste them in the recipe because it looks so good but I'm a little unsure ha!? xx


  • 15th March 2015

    Ooh I'm really in to healthy baking at the moment, so glad I found this! And I bet these are packed with protein from the chickpeas!

  • 16th March 2015

    YUM I LOVE food that has secret vegetables + vitamins. Like mac + cheese with hidden squash and the like. I always find it so smart. But you have my heart with these. Peanut butter is one of my favorite foods! / creative + lifestyle blog

  • 17th March 2015

    Oh yes I see a new sunday guilty pleasure!!

    Danika Maia

  • 18th March 2015

    These sound absolutely delicious! Love that they can easily be made gluten free too by subbing the protein powder, definitely going to try these out lovely ๐Ÿ™‚


  • 20th March 2015

    These look absolutely delicious! I am all for eating naturally good foods and giving your body nutrients so this alternative sounds wonderful ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

    Sam | Samantha Betteridge

  • 21st March 2015

    Erm, hold the phone. I'm going to make thus but chickpeas – insert the cry/laughy face! Can you do this without the chick peas or is there a reaon for them? I don't have any in that's all. But they do sound delicious & now I want to make them at 8am in the morning! โค๏ธ
    Bee xxx

  • 23rd March 2015

    Yum YUM YUMMM I need these now, I am truly the biggest peanut butter fan these days, and if they can be classed as healthy – then this is fabulous! Shame I can't bake!

    Kayleigh xoxo


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