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Joy Bauer's Chocolaty Brownie Bites

Homemade Brownie cupcakes
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  • 1/2 cup creamy almond or peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 overripe banana
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup (or sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup flour (any type, from all-purpose to whole wheat pastry to almond flour)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Chef notes

    Have a hankering for chocolate? Why drop 400 calories (and more than a few bucks) on a coffee shop brownie when you can whip up your own for less than 100 calories? These bite-size beauties are a delicious way to satisfy a craving. It's a good day to be a choco-holic!

    Swap option: If you prefer, you can swap 2 tablespoons arrowroot flour for cornstarch.99 calories per brownie bite

    Nutrition analysis courtesy of Genesis® R&D



    Preheat oven to 350˚F. Liberally coat mini muffin tin(s) with nonstick oil spray.


    Mix all ingredients, except chocolate chips, until well combined. Fold in chocolate chips.


    Add about 1 heaping tablespoon of batter into prepared muffin tin(s). Sprinkle a few mini or regular-size chips over the tops.


    Bake on top rack for about 22 minutes (longer if you prefer crispy tops).

    For more delicious recipes, check out Joy's cookbook, From Junk Food to Joy Food. And follow Joy on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.