Lightened up chocolate peanut butter brownies – kitchen meets girl

So, one of my goals for the New Year includes keeping my pantry organized.

You know it’s bad when even the Tall Boy can’t stand to open the door.

We finally braved the organizing over our Christmas vacation and started by taking everything out…I blame it on the blogging, but I can’t tell you how many bags of baker’s chocolate and baking chips I have.

Anyway, I found a bag of Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips I’d totally forgotten about, and knew I had to put them to good use right away. Easy healthy banana bread Like in these brownies.


I’ve actually had these brownies bookmarked to make since early last summer, and somehow, the year time got away from me.

To me, these tasted more like a moist, decadent chocolate cake than they did brownies. 2 banana muffin recipe I typically like my brownies to be fudge-like in consistency…but I have to say, these really take the cake. Banana bread made with cake mix Er, brownie.

Replacing the butter with applesauce and reduced-fat sour cream lightens up these brownies. Soft banana cake recipe But, with the addition of both cocoa powder and melted bittersweet chocolate, you’ll never miss the butter.

You could certainly add more bittersweet chocolate to the tops of these instead of the peanut butter chips, but I’m never one to turn down a chocolate-peanut butter combination. Banana date nut bread Another great thing about this recipe? It bakes in an 8 x 8 pan, so you’re not tempted to polish off a huge 9 x 13 pan, as I often am.

• Preheat oven to 350. Simple healthy banana bread recipe Line an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment or foil, leaving an overhang on two sides. Gluten free banana nut bread Spray foil with non-stick cooking spray.

• Heat the chocolate in a small microwave safe bowl, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.

• In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda. Gluten free banana bread mix In another bowl, whisk together brown sugar, applesauce, sour cream, melted chocolate, eggs and oil until combined. Fluffy banana cake recipe Add in flour mixture and mix until just moistened. Best banana bread machine recipes Do not overmix!

• Spread batter in prepared pan. Banana bread in a bundt pan Sprinkle evenly with peanut butter chips. Moist banana cake recipe from scratch Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with just a few moistened crumbs.

• Cool completely in pan. Gluten free banana bread Using foil overhang, lift brownies out of pan. Banana muffin recipe 2 bananas Remove foil and cut into squares.

haha! No it isn’t just you! I have so many bag of chocolate chips and stuff literally piled up in my cupboard too! Love that you lightened up the brownies and added peanut butter chips. Banana bread no baking powder Nothing better than chocolate and peanut butter ??

Jocelyn @BruCrew Life recently posted.. Low fat low sugar banana bread Trick or Treat Tuesday Reply

These look great! I’m a fan of taking recipes and making them lighter by replacing the butter/oil with applesauce, yogurt, bananas, pumpkin, or anything else to make them a smidgen healthier! And the crazy thing is that I can hardly ever tell the difference. Good food banana bread I’m sure these are just as good, if not better (because you wont feel as guilty), than the original brownies.

Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection recently posted.. Food network banana bread Crock Pot Curry Chicken Reply

Ashley, we are brownie buddies. Bbc food banana bread I love peanut butter brownies and I have a skinny PB brownie recipe too. Food processor banana bread Don’t you just love that you can enjoy these feeling slightly less guilty? I love this recipe! They look as indulgent as a calorie-laden version!!

sally @ sallys baking addiction recently posted.. Mini banana bread muffins sparkling jumbo blueberry muffins. Bread pudding with bananas Reply

I loooooove extra fudgy brownies, and I especially looooove when they’re lightened up! I’m sadly not joking when I say that none of my jeans fit anymore… thanks to brownies more than likely. Bbc good food banana bread Plus, PB chips on top? Can’t go wrong! I’d say this is the perfect food for both squeezing back into my jeans and cleaning out my pantry, which is also psychotic and scary.

Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel recently posted.. Food wishes banana bread Cinnamon Roll-Stuffed Blondies [Guest Post] Reply

Hi, these look really yummy! Not being a very seasoned baker myself, and just out of curiosity, what would the sour cream be a substitute for, in a more traditional recipe? We don’t usually buy that ingredient, and I’m completely fine with a fuller-fat version.

Interestingly enough, I didn’t grow up with an interest in cooking. 100 days of real food banana bread In fact, I informed my mother on multiple occasions that I was not getting an advanced education so I could spend my evenings preparing meals.

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