I follow a lot of women in fitness on social media, specifically ones that follow flexible dieting & a power-lifting based approach to training. I always get a lot of great recipe ideas and training tips from their Instagram accounts – not to mention they’re incredibly inspiring to follow.
One of these lovely, strong women is Katie Anne Rutherford, a Natural Figure Pro & an Elite Raw Powerlifter. She posts a lot of great meals, but one original recipe really caught my eye – her “Katie Anne Brownies”. They’re high protein, high fiber, low carb, and low fat. Not to mention one serving is a massive eighth of a 9×13 pan!
Macro Friendly Brownies
Macros per brownie: 11g P/25g C/2g F & 7g fiber
40g old fashioned oats, blended into flour
25g coconut flour
435g (1 can) black beans, drained & rinsed
100g pumpkin puree
100g fat free cream cheese
20g granulated baking Splenda
30g unsweetened cocoa powder
2 large eggs
125g liquid egg whites
14g chocolate chips, melted
60ml Walden Farms pancake syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13in pan with Pam or other non-stick spray.
To make oat flour: Place 40g of of old-fashioned oats into a blender. Pulse until it becomes a flour consistency.
Add all of the ingredients (yes, it’s that simple) to the oat flour in the blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into the 9×13 pan & spread into an even layer. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cool, and cut into eighths.
Each brownie ends up being over 4 ounces & the bigger than my palm. I REPEAT, EACH BROWNIE IS BIGGER THAN MY PALM AND FOR ONLY 25G OF CARBS & 2G OF FAT. Also worth noting is that due to the ingredients, it’s best to individually wrap each brownie and store them in the refrigerator.
If you search the hashtag #KatieAnneBrownies, you’ll find her original recipe. I tweaked a couple things and ended up with slightly different macros. Mine turned out incredibly fudgey & chocolatey. They even got the husband-seal-of-approval, which is key with new recipes since my palate becomes MUCH more easy to please when I’m this deep into a diet.
I mean, seriously. Go make these now. I promise they’ll fit your macros.