We are often looking out for healthy alternatives to deserts and try various recipes to satiate that sweet tooth. However, most recipes or packaged desserts include sugar and preservatives, that may satisfy your taste buds, but will negatively impact your health. 

To help you out, we have celebrity fitness trainer Yasmin Karachiwala. She has worked with celebrities like Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone and she often shares fitness secrets and healthy recipes with her followers on Instagram. Recently, she shared a recipe for ‘Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Brownie’.

She captioned her post as, “If you ever feel downie, bake a brownie!”

Check out her post here:

This is what you will need to make the brownies
  • 1 cup soaked Chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 cup Jaggery Syrup
  • 1/4 cup Almond Flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Here’s how you can make this delicious and nutritious brownie

Step 1: Grind chickpeas, peanut butter, jaggery syrup, almond flour, salt, cinnamon and baking powder together.

Step 2: Move the batter to a bowl, add some dark chocolate chips and fold the batter until it’s combined properly.

Step 3: Pour the batter into a baking pan and line it with parchment paper. Now, use a spatula to spread it to all four sides of the pan and ensure to smoothen the top.

Yasmin then asks her followers to add some more chocolate chips, because why not? 

Step 4: Finally, preheat the oven and bake the batter at 160° C for 30 mins.

Health benefits of this brownie

Chickpeas and peanut butter as core ingredients are an excellent choice as they pack a solid nutritious punch. Chickpeas are a rich source of protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber, and helps with weight management and digestion. On the other hand, Peanut butter is full of protein, magnesium, and fiber, which can help reduce the body’s fat content, blood pressure, and improve heart health.  

Yasmin also uses dark chocolate as it is an exceptionally healthy choice to satisfy those dessert cravings. Dark chocolate is loaded with antioxidants, magnesium and iron and supports in lowering inflammation, “bad” LDL cholesterol levels and blood pressure. This delicious treat is also helpful in reducing the risk factors for heart disease.

Replacing sugar with jaggery is also a great tip from Yasmin as jaggery (Gur) provides a variety of health benefits. Jaggery removes toxins from the body, aids digestion, and helps fight cold and cough. 

So, ladies, try this easy to make healthy and tasty brownie recipe from the comfort of your home!