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Extra Fudgy Healthy Brownies

fudgy healthy brownies

I’ve been having a little bit of writer’s block the past few weeks, and it still isn’t fully healed.

So, instead of telling you all what I’ve been up to lately, I’m just going to show you pictures and hope you can forgive me.

Also, here’s an extremely fudgy and weird brownie recipe I whipped up.  I saw a “red velvet brownie” recipe made with beans and I just went all out and added avocados.  I guess if you weren’t made about the writer’s block, this recipe might make you mad.  But don’t let it.. I promise it tastes a million times better than it sounds.  The lack of flour and replacement of beans and avocados makes these brownies so fudgy it’s ridiculous.

 

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He loves Blue Moon.

 

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Crafts.
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New toy.
breakfast: bananas with yogurt, protein powder on toast with peanut butter
Yummy eats.

homemade shrimp tacos with side salad

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Her 21st birthday.

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extra fudgy brownies made with avocados

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stacked healthy fudgy brownies on pretty plate

Extra Fudgy Healthy Brownies
Adapted from: Munchin’ with Munchkin 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup red kidney beans
  • ½ cup avocado
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Spray an 8×8 inch pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. In a food processor, puree kidney beans and avocado. Transfer to a large bowl.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and mix by hand until smooth and fully combined.
  5. Fold batter into the greased pan.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes, turning the pan halfway through.
  7. When the brownies are done, test them with a toothpick. You want some batter to cling to the toothpick. Do not over bake.
  8. Let cool completely.
  9. Cut and enjoy.
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Peanut Butter Butterfinger Frosted Brownies

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Okay, I cheated.

I know I’ve said a million times that I hate using box mixes, but I didn’t say I don’t use box mixes.

A couple of weeks ago, one of my friends made brownies and everyone ate theirs with peanut butter.  Why wouldn’t they?  Peanut butter and chocolate are the ultimate culinary couple.

That’s when I thought, “dduuuhhh, I have to make brownies with peanut butter frosting.”  The Butterfinger’s were just a given.  Why wouldn’t I add them?

So, there’s that.  And then, I fed them to everyone I know and they were devoured isntantly.

These are a definite crowd pleaser.  There’s only a certain few recipes that I’ll make more than once, and this is one.

What’s your favorite way to spice up boxed brownie mixes?

 

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Peanut Butter Butterfinger Frosted Brownies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 2 regular sized Butterfinger’s
  • 9×13 inch pan of brownies (I used Betty Crocker)

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat butter and peanut butter until light and fluffy.
  2. Slowly beat in 1/2 of the confectioner’s sugar.
  3. Mix in 1/4 cup of the cream.
  4. Beat in the remaining powdered sugar.
  5. Slowly fold in crushed up Butterfinger’s.
  6. Frost cooled brownies.

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No Bake Cake Batter Oatmeal Fudge Blondies

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This heat is gettin’ crazy.  It’s been over 100 degrees for the past 2 weeks!

They tell you to stay out of the kitchen if you can’t take the heat, but I prefer to just turn the heat off in the kitchen.

Katie ain’t bakin’ no mo’.  Ever since the sun started blazing, I started testing recipes for “no bake blondies.”  I searched and searched and searched but could not find a single recipe that wasn’t a healthy date/fig/etc. mixture, so I thought I’d make my own.

It’s hard work, let me tell you.  I still haven’t found the perfect recipe, but these are my favorite so far.

If you’re sick of the heat like me, but still want to make some tasty treats, these are the ones for you.

What have you been making since it’s been so hot?  Have you still been baking or does it kill you to turn the oven on?

 

blondies

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No Bake Cake Batter Oatmeal Fudge Blondies

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cake mix of choice (I used Funfetti, duh.)
  • 6 blocks of vanilla almond bark
  • 1 1/2 cups oats
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

Directions:

  1. Melt butter in a medium sized microwave safe bowl with white chocolate, about 1-2 minutes.
  2. Mix in cake mix and oats.
  3. Press mixture into a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  4. Chill until hardened.
  5. Cut and eat. Yum.

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