We had such a busy, fun weekend. On Saturday my team and I walked in the Crohn’s walk. It was an absolutely gorgeous day and I had 22 people join me for the 3-mile walk. I so appreciate my friends and family coming out to walk with me (hopefully some of them are reading this). It was a great time and I can’t wait for next year.
On Sunday, we had our first kickball game of the year. We played old vs. young and the young team won this time. Sadly, I am on the old team.
Yesterday I had the day off and since the weather was finally beautiful and not sweltering, I got to bake. This recipe is amazing for so many reasons. First, it has the word “skinny” in the title for a reason. They are actually pretty healthy. They’re full of protein rich peanut butter and oatmeal instead of oil and flour. Second, they taste nothing like a health conscious brownie and more like chocolate peanut butter fudge. They’re gooey and rich and excellent cold with a glass of milk. Finally, you get to use your blender for this recipe. That doesn’t happen often.
|Aren’t the swirls gorgeous?|
- 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 6 oz. Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup milk I used 2%, you can use skim, or almond
- 1 egg
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats not quick oats
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 8×8 inch pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
- Put all of the ingredients, except for the peanut butter, into a blender. Putting the liquid ingredients into the blender first makes blending easier. Blend until the mixture is smooth and oats are ground up.
- Pour batter into prepared baking dish.
- Microwave peanut butter for about 30 seconds. Drop melted peanut butter by spoonfuls onto the batter, swirling gently with a knife to create a marbled effect. If you overmix, you'll loose the marbling effect.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from the sides of the pan (mine took a little longer - more like 30 minutes).
- Wait until completely cooled before slicing.