Whole Wheat Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

Woohoo! Day three of the virtual pajama party! First, we indulged in some homemade pizza. A healthier ice cream sundae was next and now we’re on to the midnight snack of our pj party.

Are you ready for the gooeyness!?

Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies | chocolateandcarrots.com

I think I could just stare at that photo for hours. So fudgy.

Okay, I digress. We ended up watching a movie at both of our pj parties. First, we watched The Oranges. It was interesting, but good. Have you seen it? The second night we watched an oldie, but goodie…The First Wives Club. Love that movie! Such an amazing cast.

Dessert is the key component of watching a movie, so it’s only natural that two chocolate and peanut butter lovers, would make these brownies.

pajama party

So, are you having fun at our virtual pajama party?! What’s your favorite dessert of choice while watching a movie? It’s these brownies. I know it. πŸ˜‰

Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies | chocolateandcarrots.com

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

Brownie from Texanerin Baking and Ganache adapted from Texanerin Baking

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup organic canola oil (see note below)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons refined coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 4 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt

How-To

  1. Preheat the oven to 350Β°F. Set aside a parchment paper covered 8″ x 8″ pan.
  2. In a large bowl, stir the sugar and oil together.
  3. Stir in the eggs and vanilla until completely combined.
  4. Add in the flour, cocoa powder and salt until just combined. Be sure not to over stir.
  5. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 17-19 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, in a sauce pan over low heat, stir the honey and coconut oil until the honey is dissolved, but it still will be separated from the oil. Stir in the vanilla and cocoa powder. Remove from the heat and let sit on the counter for at least 5 minutes, while the brownies cool. Stir in the peanut butter and greek yogurt and pour over the brownies.

Note: I recently learned that most canola oil contains GMO’s, so make sure you buy organic or certified no-gmo canola oil. You can also try usingΒ expeller or cold pressed sunflower oil, safflower oil, grape seed oil, walnut oil or refined coconut oil.

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28 comments

  1. I have on hand whole wheat flour, all purpose white flour, and cake flour. No White whole wheat flour. What should I use and how much? Love the idea of the wheat but not sure if what I have subs 1 to 1. Thanks!

    1. My best suggestion would be do to half whole wheat flour and half all purpose flour. That’ll give the best flavor, in my opinion. But, if you’d like to go all the way and do 100% whole wheat flour you could do that too. It’ll just be more wheaty…if that makes sense. πŸ™‚ Happy Baking Barbara!

  2. Looks scrumptious! Any thoughts of what could be substuted for the 3 Tbs. of peanut butter? That probably is provides the gooey texture and allows a decrease in oil. I have some fresh, smashed figs and homemade applesauce. Chocolate usually over-powers the fig taste. Thank you!

    1. Thank you Anne! Actually, the original icing didn’t call for peanut butter, so you could make the original one here and it would just be chocolate on chocolate! πŸ˜€ Yum!

    1. Not one bit! πŸ˜€ You can use canola oil, vegetable oil or extra virgin olive oil as a substitute. Happy Baking!

    1. Yes, you can use sour cream (regular or reduced fat….don’t use fat free). Generally, sour cream and greek yogurt are interchangeable in baking. πŸ™‚ Happy Baking!

  3. Is there anything non dairy I can sub the Greek yogurt for? I was thinking maybe coconut cream? Any ideas that wouldn’t alter taste/texture? Thanks!

  4. I made these tonight and they look delicious!! I was wondering how large one portion would be and if you know the calories for one portion of the brownies…Thank you!!

    1. I’m so happy to hear that! I can calculate the nutrition of the brownies for you, but how many servings for the entire pan are you thinking when you say “one large portion”?

      1. Thx for your reply! Im sorry though, I worded my question funny. I meant…what would the size of brownie be for one serving and what are the calories for the one serving? Thx again!

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