Cacao-Banana Brownies With Peanut Butter Frosting

Adding applesauce to dessert batters is a healthier way to moisten and sweeten your treat. But why stop at just one type of fruit purée? Mashed banana and a cup of grated squash (shhhh, no one has to know!) make these brownies melt in your mouth, without a drop of dairy or a single egg. Delectable as is, these wholesome squares get even sweeter with a gooey-glaze whipped up from peanut butter and good-for-you Greek yogurt.


Recipe: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Brownies



1 cup oat flour
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1 cup yellow squash, finely grated
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup cacao powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup Stevia
1 medium banana

Peanut Butter Frosting:

1/4 cup peanut butter
2 Tbsp. stevia
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8×8 baking dish with non-stick baking spray.
  2. Grate yellow squash with a fine grater until you have 1 cup.
  3. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine banana and applesauce and mash until creamy.
  4. Add cacao powder, baking powder, grated squash, stevia, chocolate chips, oat flour and vanilla extract; mix well.
  5. Pour brownie batter into baking dish and smooth until even.
  6. Bake for 25-28 minutes.
  7. Combine all ingredients for the Peanut Butter Frosting; mix well. Store in refrigerator.
  8. Remove brownies from the oven and let cool to room temperature.
  9. Add frosting and enjoy!

About Samantha Buckner

Hello! I'm Samantha. I am a 20 something girl with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty, and fun!

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