Healthy Brownies Recipe

Healthy brownies...I know what you are thinking. Either they taste like crap or they're not really healthy. But trust me...this recipe is my new life saver (Thank you Syd!!!)

I am 28 weeks into my second pregnancy and about 10 weeks into monitoring my gestational diabetes for the second time. After halloween week I was pretty bummed out. I just wanted to gorge on sweets. Not only was it halloween and I couldn't touch the candy in my house (except in 15 grams of carbs at a time and paired with a protein...not exactly what I would call a good gorge, but it was my son's first time trick or treating...and he doesn't even like most candy! He would take a bite and say I'm done, leaving me holding the rest of his uneaten candy, drooling. It was like torture.

Thankfully, a few weeks ago I was introduced to this brownie recipe - and trust me, I was a skeptic at first too! It's gluten free and has A LOT less carbs than normal brownies, plus it's packed with healthy protein! I had TWO after dinner one night, was completely satisfied with dessert for the first time in months and my blood sugar was still in the normal range after testing! Hip, hip hooray!!!

I know what I will be bringing to every holiday party this year!

I'd have a better image, but I'd rather eat them than photograph them at this point! haha

Healthy Brownies: Chocolate Avocado Brownies

What You'll Need:

1 cup avocado, mashed
1 cup natural, creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips (dark chocolate if you want to be extra good!)
Cooking spray

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes

Servings: 12

How You'll Do It:

1. Preheat the oven to 325 and spray a 12 muffin pan with cooking spray
2. Combine everything in a medium size mixing bowl. Save a few chocolate chips to sprinkle on top!
3. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a fork inserted into the center comes out clean.

ENJOY GUILT FREE! (I keep them in the fridge so they stay fresh longer and microwave one at a time for about 30 seconds before I enjoy!)