Friday, January 16, 2009

"Healthy" Brownies???

"Healthy" brownies?? Well, I got this recipe from Hungry Girl's cookbook. Which I need to first add that I love her emails that she generates everyday during the work week. She has taught me so many "diet" friendly things. Check her website out at This one recipe has been a hit every time I have made them. It all started when I got the book and bought it into my old job. The people I work with would make fun of me for eating so healthy and having so much disciple. I would share my recipes with them and they would be like...ugghhh whatever. So this fudgy peanut butter pumpkin brownie recipe I made really made them think! I tend to add more peanut butter to this recipe because I love peanut butter! Now you can alter this recipe in so many ways to make it have more or less calories. Here is the original recipe:

1 box of fat free brownie mix (family size)
1 can of Libbey pure pumpkin
2 tablespoons of peanut butter

You are suppose to mix the brownie mix and pumpkin together. Do not add anything else and it will mix into a really thick paste. Place this into a brownie pan. After that, melt peanut butter in microwave and drizzle on top of the brownie mix. Place the pan into the oven at 350 degrees for roughly 35 mins. The mix will look under cook and it is suppose to. Some people can taste the pumpkin but it seems like this only happens after you tell them what is in it. With this recipe I have added spices to it as well. Sometimes I will add pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, vanilla extract, etc. It is really all up to the person. Experimenting is always the best after you made it a time or two.


  1. Creating this blog is a great idea!

  2. I also know that some people mix their brownies with a can of beans. Not sure how much I'd like to do this, but.... I've heard it's not bad.

  3. I have done the black bean brownies before. They taste more like a dark chocolate (bitterside). I had about half of the people I made them for like them and the other half was disgusted by them. I dont know if part of them was because they found out beans were in them or what?