Hi Friends! Guess what it’s already June 22nd which means it’s Recipe ReDux time! This month’s theme is especially fun, check it out!
June Theme: Celebrate a ReDuxer!
For ReDux’s birthday month, let’s celebrate each other! Pick a fellow ReDuxer, go to their blog and either make one of their recipes or create one of your own inspired by theirs. In your post, give your readers a little intro to this blogger, what you like about this blogger/their blog and either link to their recipe you made or share your brand new “inspired” creation.
So I’m pretty much obsessed with all Recipe Redux bloggers, just one totally overwhelmed me. So instead of picking a blogger, I decided to head to the Recipe Redux pinterest board and pick a recipe. When I landed on these bad boys I knew it was the one!
When I clicked over to the blog I was thrilled to see it was from Deanna and Serena at Teaspoon of Spice. Not only do they co-write an awesome blog but they are also founders of the Recipe Redux and Blog Brûlée. I’ve always loved how they make healthy recipes so simple and share easy nutrition tips that don’t feel super overwhelming. They also run this great series on their blog called Healthy Kitchen Hacks which I highly recommend. I swear every time they have a new post I learn something I didn’t know to make my life easier!
I’ve been following Teaspoon of Spice since I joined the Redux challenge originally two years ago. When Hungry Hobby was in its infant stages with less than 5 readers, Deanna and Serena would regularly comment and offer encouragement. Despite my photos being abysmal and the writing being even worse than it is today, they made me feel apart of the blogging world. I always appreciated that because Hungry Hobby wouldn’t be what it is today without a little love and encouragement from my blogging dietitian friends!
Peanut Butter Swirl Breakfast Brownies (<—click for original recipe)
I love the focus these brownies have on promoting good gut health as that has been the focus of the 52 Weeks to 52 Healthy Habits series the last few weeks. All the ingredients in these brownies are intended to promote great gut health so they are delicious enough to eat for dessert but healthy enough for breakfast. My favorite kind of breakfast!
I did make a few adjustments to this recipe, mostly because turns out I didn’t actually have all the ingredients but they came out absolutely delicious! For starters I only had cannelloni beans so I used those instead of Great Northern. (Loved that these didn’t taste like beans AT ALL.) I subbed coconut oil for canola oil and a SUPER ripe banana for the prunes. I read some of the comments and decided to up the instant coffee to 1/2T. I subbed 1.25 cup oat flour for the whole wheat flour which made them gluten free for Mr. Hungry. For the topping I used real peanut butter and if I’m being honest I didn’t measure that, I just let it drizzle all over the top then ran my fork through it as the directions said. I used a 9 x 13 pan and I baked mine at 350 for 25 minutes, they came out PERFECT, I’m telling you guys you have got to try these! Here are the updated nutrition facts (for 12 servings):