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Cream Cheese Brownies

Apr 04, 2016
Cream Cheese Brownies

CREAM CHEESE SWIRL BROWNIES

Makes 16

Yes, you read that right! These luscious, deep, dark chocolate brownies can easily fit into your healthy lifestyle for a sweet indulgence that won’t leave you feeling weighed down. Avocado brownies have been popular for a while, but I wanted to take them a step further with the addition of a sweet cream cheese swirl. Using Neufchatel (low-fat cream cheese) in place of full-fat cream cheese and maple syrup to sweeten this dessert takes away all the trappings of refined sugars and heavy fats. With more protein than your typical brownies, these low-calorie treats are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!

I hope you enjoy this sweet addition to your healthy ISO lifestyle!

Kelly Pipich, Isolator Fitness’s Executive Chef

Ingredients:

For Brownies:

  • 1 avocado
  • ½ c unsweetened applesauce
  • 3/8 c maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg white
  • ¼ c almond flour
  • ¼ c soy flour
  • ½ c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds

For Cream Cheese Swirl:

  • 4 oz Neufchatel (low fat cream cheese), softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 egg

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350˚ and spray a 9×9 square pan with your favorite nonstick spray.
  2. In a food processor, blend together the avocado, applesauce, maple syrup, and vanilla until no lumps remain and the mixture is smooth. Scrape the avocado mixture into a mixing bowl and whisk in the eggs.
  3. Add the flours, cocoa, salt, baking powder, and hemp seeds, and stir briskly until the mixture is smooth.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the cream cheese filling ingredients until very well blended.
  5. Spread about 2/3 of the brownie batter in the prepared pan and top with all the cream cheese mixture. Dollop the extra brownie batter on top of this and spread it a little to give the brownies a marbled effect.
  6. Bake your brownies for around 25-28 minutes, depending on your oven. The brownies are done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few crumbs attached. Don’t overbake them or you risk turning the cream cheese filling into a baked egg custard! It’s ok if the cream cheese is still a little gooey when you take them out.
  7. Let cool completely, cut into 16 squares, and enjoy! Be sure to store these delicious brownies in the fridge – they will fit beautifully into your Isolator Fitness Meal Prep Containers.

For more of Chef Kelly’s Healthy Recipes, download her Cookbook FREE today on our website!

 

 Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Brownie
Calories 110
Calories from Fat 60
Total Fat 6.7g
Saturated Fat 2.1g
Cholesterol 36mg
Sodium 157mg
Potassium 140mg
Carbohydrates 10.2g
Dietary Fiber 2.2g
Sugars 6.3g
Protein 4g

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