Guys! It's time for another round of pin testing for The Pintester Movement. This time, Sonja challenged us to test something that she has already tried. I perused through her Tested board on Pinterest, and I immediately chose to test a Brownie in a Mug. Who can turn down a brownie? Not this girl!
I'm not gonna lie, I tested the Mug Brownie three times, each with a variation of the ingredients. I have zero problems consuming brownies, so I was perfectly happy testing this three times :)
I followed the directions pretty closely, except that I used whole wheat flour. It turned out ok, but it was grittier than a Sons of Anarchy episode. No bueno!
Over 400 calories for a snack/dessert? No thanks, not for my diet anyway!
I swapped out the sugar and flour for sweet cream flavored protein powder, added 2 tbsp of PB2, and kept the rest of the ingredients the same.
Why did I do this you ask? Kassie from Southern Girl Gets Fit has been blowing up Instagram with delicious-looking mug cakes using protein, so I wanted to give it a go. As you can see below, the oil still packs in quite a few calories, and I knew I could make this into a lower calorie treat that still tasted just as good or better.
Last try=the best try! Here's the recipe for my Protein Mug Brownie:
- 2 scoops sweet cream protein
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp PB2
- 2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
- 3 tbsp water
I'm not gonna lie, the third test was the most normal looking, aka it looked the least like baby poop of the three tries. Also, I think it tasted the best of the three AND has the lowest calories. Winner winner chicken dinner!