Health(ier) Brownie Batter for 1!
When that craving hits…I’ve got you covered! One bowl, 1 serving + easy and whole food ingredients!
Sometimes I just HAVE to have something sweet. Like I will rummage through my fridge and my pantry desperate for SOMETHING that will suffice my craving. And the funny thing is that I’m not even a big sweets person! I have way more of a “salty-tooth” (is that a thing?!). I CANNOT have potato chips in my house. I will 100% eat them in 2 days, tops. I have no control. But for some reason it is way easier for me to have a couple bites of dark chocolate and be completely content. Except when I become ravenous and will destroy all in my path to eat some friggin cookie dough or SOMETHING. You with me?!
But in the age of intuitive eating, it’s almost shameful to admit this about myself. If you’ve read any of my recent posts you know I’ve struggled with eating disorders in the past. Bingeing was a big part of this for me and guess what my binge of choice was? Potato chips. So, obviously, eating an entire bag of chips isn’t going to make you feel good regardless of your healthy or disordered eating habits. But now, chips can also even trigger some not so great things in me. So, more than just a lack of control, I didn’t want to risk slipping back into an unhealthy place both mentally and physically.
Since this time I’ve become much more aware of the concepts of hunger and fullness. Who knew those two things weren’t necessarily these intrinsic things we are all just born with? But sometimes…sometimes I still gotta have a little something! My understanding of intuitive eating is that there is an emphasis on listening to your body and what it wants and what it doesn’t want. I’m very likely oversimplifying this, but that is how I make sense of it at least. So if I want to eat a cookie, I’m gonna eat a cookie. But I’m going to listen to my body when it tells me I’m full or I’ve had my fill of sugar.
At this point in my intuitive eating journey, I much prefer to fill these random cravings for sweets or salty treats with something that will be satisfying but also not make me feel like complete crap. So after years of mug cakes, chickpea cookie dough (still not a fan), and 100 calorie snacks, I decided to come up with a little treat with ingredients that I like, will fill me up with good stuff, and not leave me feeling heavy or sluggish.
This easy recipe is fudgey, chocolately, not-too-sweet but sweet-enough, perfection!
Health(ier) Brownie Batter for 1
Makes: Serves 1
- 3 TBS Almond Flour (can sub Oat Flour)
- 1 TBS Cocoa Powder
- Pinch of Salt
- 1 TBS Peanut Butter (or nut butter of choice)
- 2-3 TBS Almond Milk (or non-dairy milk of choice), depending on your desired consistency
- 1TBS Pure Maple Syrup (you could try subbing applesauce too!)
- 2 TBS Vegan Chocolate Chips (I love Enjoy Life Brand)
- Any other mix-ins like nuts or raspberry chia jam!
- Whisk the dry ingredients together.
- Add in all other ingredients and mix well until combined. Adjust your ingredients depending on your desired consistency