In light of the holiday times, I decided to make a new SCD dessert that I hadn’t tried before. After searching through some cookbooks, I decided to try an older recipe and settled on the peanut butter brownie recipe in BTVC.
I’ve skipped over this recipe a couple times. It always struck me as sounding good, but I’m very careful with peanuts. There are several reasons why but the most important is that peanuts are actually legumes and have a high chance of causing problems in people with compromised digestive tracts.
The second reason I normally skip this recipe is that a glance at the ingredients told me these would be a high calorie dessert. I’ve been trying to shed as much body fat as possible lately so that goal made this dessert pretty much off limits for me (until now). As you can see from the graph below, at 3,350 calories for a whole pan full, this is not a skinny snack. When I looked at the pan, it seemed like a good idea to divide it up into 10 servings (I bet you can’t eat just one – I couldn’t).
I have to admit they are good, but much different than I expected. They are extremely rich, so much so that after a few bites I needed some kind of liquid to wash the peanut butter out of my mouth. So, while I love the taste, the texture and richness is a bit of a turnoff. I like a brownie that is lighter and fluffier than these. I also don’t like the macronutrient ratios, I would like to see the carb and protein ratios switched or at least better balanced. I’m going to be experimenting to see if I can’t lower the carbs and create a fluffier texture peanut butter brownie.
Until then, here is how to make the brownies…
BTVC Peanut Butter Brownies
- 1 Jar of Peanut Butter 16oz
- ½ Cup of Honey
- 1 Large Egg
- ½ Teaspoon of Baking Soda
Mix Everything in a large bowl.
Line a baking dish with parchment paper and then evenly spread everything out.
Bake at 300ºF for 30 minutes or until a knife or toothpick is inserted and removed cleanly.
If anyone knows of a good way to “lighten” these brownies up a bit, please leave a note in the comments.