Sep 17, 2013
Healthy Cookie Dough Brownies
Cookie Dough + Brownies = Cookie Dough Brownies!
Cookie Dough Brownies + Desserts with Benefits = Healthy Cookie Dough Brownies!
Boom. Awesome. End of story.
When you have a dense, moist, chocolatey brownie covered in a soft, decadent and rich cookie dough, all of your problems seem to fade away. But when you take those brownies and make them healthy, then problems cease to exist. These brownies will ensue a period of interminable bliss, bite after bite after bite.
- Make the brownies and let cool.
- Make the cookie dough and spread onto the brownies while still in the brownie pan. It's easy to flatten the dough with a sheet of parchment paper.
- Slice the brownies and serve immediately.
These are best the day they are made, but they will keep if kept tightly wrapped at room temp.
This recipe is: low sugar, high fiber, high protein, eggless, gluten free, vegan!
I’m sure someone out there is wondering what the nutrition stats are for this recipe. I mean, these brownies are super decadent and they look and taste
like they have about 792 calories each. I made the nutrition label for my recipe and was pleasantly surprised, so then I wondered how it would compare to a typical, unhealthy Cookie Dough Brownie recipe
label is on the left
, the Desserts with Benefits label is on the right
Wow, what a difference! My recipe’s nutrition label is nutritionally balanced with a good amount of healthy fats (no butter here!), complex carbohydrates, 8g of filling fiber and 16g of satiating protein. The other recipe is a good example of an unbalanced recipe… with 26g of unhealthy fats (not to mention 16g of saturated fat), barely any protein and almost A QUARTER CUP OF SUGAR PER BROWNIE!!! That just blows my mind.
With my healthy Cookie Dough Brownies you can enjoy a sweet, decadent-tasting dessert and feel satisfied after one serving because the fat, fiber and protein will keep you full for hours. Unlike the other recipe, where one brownie leads to another… and another… and another (trust me, I’ve had my fair share of sugar-induced comas before!)
These healthy Cookie Dough Brownies are the perfect school treat, on-the-go snack and party favor, they are portable, a nutritious treat to have on hand when hunger strikes, and a delicious crowd-pleaser!