Whole Wheat Brownies with Peanut Butter Swirls

whole wheat Peanut butter brownies

I officially landed in Singapore safe and sound last night. I spent the day walking around Orchard Road, where you can find just about any brand ever name-dropped in a rap song. Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Fendi, Ferragamo, Marc Jacobs, Chanel…the list goes on. We are staying at the ParkRoyal Hotel on Pickering Road and it’s like a jungle paradise with vines and folliage sorrounding the building. It’s super close to Charles Quay and the MRT (subway) system. It’s basically like a mini America in Asia– I’m hoping to see more of the culture tonight. I’ll be checking out Charles Quay and Little India with the hubby later today.

Anywho, I wanted to share another quick recipe with you guys that I made a few weeks ago. It’s a whole wheat brownie recipe, so its healthy automatically …right? You honestly can’t even tell that it’s made with a different type of flour. It’s a dense, cake-like brownie and the crunch from the peanut butter chips make it even better. Give it a shot!

Cook time: 40 min                                                                                         Makes: one 9×13 pan

1 cup butter, melted
2 cups brown sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
½ tbsp vanilla
4 eggs
1.5 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup Reese’s peanut butter chips

1. Preheat the oven to 350 F

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the melted butter and sugar until all the sugar has dissolved into the butter and let this cool for ~5 minutes.  Make sure your butter mixture is cooled so it won’t cook your eggs in the next step.

3. Add the eggs one by one to the butter mixture and whisk in between. Add the vanilla extract and mix until you have a smooth batter.

4. In a separate bowl, add the cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and flour and whisk until incorporated.

5. Add the flour mix to the batter and combine until you get a nice thick batter. Pour the batter into a greased 9×13 pan. Give this a few taps to get the air bubbles out.

6. In a small microwaveable bowl, melt the peanut butter chips by microwaving them in 15 second increments, stirring in between. Now pour the melted peanut butter chips into a small sandwich bag and cut off a corner to make a pea size hole. Squeeze the melted peanut butter chips in straight lines across the top of the brownies batter. Take a knife and run it thru the batter perpendicular to the peanut butter lines. This will pull the melted peanut butter into a pretty marbleized design. Draw as many lines as you like with your knife for a pretty design!

7. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpicks comes out clean from the center. Let this cool and enjoy with your favorite ice cream or just on their own!

whole wheat peanut butter brownies



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