guilt-free peanut butter swirl brownie bites

October 1, 2013

Some days just take you, beat you up, spit you out, and ask you to keep going.

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Welcome to my life.

I was totally looking forward to going on a baking spree of autumny, pumpkiny things this weekend. Quick synopsis of my weekend: wake up, roll out of bed, study til I am about to pass out from hunger, refuel, then study til I pass out in sleep. Maybe fit in a run if I’m lucky. And with this absolutely perfect running weather out and stuck studying? It kills me.

I don’t want to complain too much, but the struggle is REAL. This doctor thing is rough. And I feel like quitting at some point every single day.


Luckily I have a few recipes saved up, like these delightful brownies. So much deliciousness for so little guilt.


Make them so I can enjoy vicariously. Please? And hopefully I will find time to breathe get my pumpkin on soon.


Guilt-Free Peanut Butter Swirl Brownie Bites

  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 oz vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar or Splenda (I used Zulka unrefined sugar)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a 12-hole muffin tin with cupcake liners.

Place all ingredients except the peanut butter in a blender or food processor. Blend until completely smooth and the oats turn to a powder.

In a small bowl, microwave the peanut butter for 30 seconds.

Pour the brownie batter (it’s runny!) into the cupcake liners, filling them about 3/4 of the way.

Pour about a tablespoon of melted peanut butter onto each brownie bite, and gently swirl it in with a knife, creating a marbled effect.

Bake for 15 minutes, until the centers are set.


Bianca, I don’t know how you do it! At my most stressful moments as a law student, I’d always be reminded that it didn’t even come close to what my friends in med school have to go through! I can’t even imagine — sending so much good luck your way and um, I will be MORE than happy to make and eat these at your request!!! 😉 Only for your sake, obviously.

i really appreciate that!! the way I see it is, i may be insanely busy, but I need to make the time to do what makes me happy so i don’t go completely nuts 🙂

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