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!?
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.
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. 😉
Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies
Brownie from Texanerin Baking and Ganache adapted from Texanerin Baking
- 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
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Set aside a parchment paper covered 8″ x 8″ pan.
- In a large bowl, stir the sugar and oil together.
- Stir in the eggs and vanilla until completely combined.
- Add in the flour, cocoa powder and salt until just combined. Be sure not to over stir.
- Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 17-19 minutes.
- 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 using expeller or cold pressed sunflower oil, safflower oil, grape seed oil, walnut oil or refined coconut oil.
all this goodness i am just loving these posts!!! making your pizza crust tonight… my second attempt with yeast. wish me luck 🙂
Those look like a slice of heaven! I am obsessing over that gooey-ness!
Whole wheat. Chocolate. Peanut Butter. Brownies. Gooey. Deliciousness!
I have had a fierce brownie craving lately. I adore the sound of these!
i never say “drool” but in this case holy DROOL!
You guys must have had so much fun! Love these brownies, they would make a perfect movie night!
Yummy goodness! I love how ooey gooey they are!!
These look absolutely incredible! Mmm!
Holy gooey gorgeousness. Nothing about these amazing brownies looks whole wheat!!
you are killing me with all the ooey gooey fudgy chocolate! I just want to jump into my screen!! holy cow!
These look insane! In a good way 🙂
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!
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. 🙂 Happy Baking Barbara!
I made these originally using 100% regular whole wheat flour and nobody could tell that they were whole wheat and they weren’t grainy or healthy tasting at all. 🙂
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!
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! 😀 Yum!
Yay! These look so good. 🙂
I really hope my taste buds were off for that week I was over there. My voice was all funky so maybe that’s what was going on.
I’d love to make these this weekend, however, I do not have coconut oil. Will that affect the taste?
Not one bit! 😀 You can use canola oil, vegetable oil or extra virgin olive oil as a substitute. Happy Baking!
Is there anything I can substitute for the greek yogurt? Sour Cream, Regular Yogurt ?
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. 🙂 Happy Baking!
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!
I bet coconut cream would work great! Else, you could just put a topping on like this Tofu Frosting or even non-dairy fudge sauce. I hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions. Happy Baking!
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!!
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”?
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!