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PB Trail Mix Brownie + Giveaway

by Heather

A good brownie is something that puts a smile on my face.

For some reason I haven’t been baking as much as I used to. When I lived at my parents house I baked all.the.time. Maybe it was because supplies were provided by my parents (I wasn’t paying for groceries) or maybe it was because I had a lot more free time. But when I get around to baking now I still get that calming, enjoyable feeling. Baking is like therapy that gives you something tasty at the end.

This time I had plans to incorporate a few of the products I received from Navitas Naturals.

Here’s what was sent to me…

  • Palm sugar
  • Trail mix (3 berries, cacao nibs and cashews)
  • Cacao nibs
  • Mulberries
  • Maqui powder (maqui is a berry)
  • Sprouted omega blend (chia seed, brown rice and flaxseed – LOVE have been adding to smoothies + oats)

Originally I planned to make my almond butter and pomegranate brownies but instead of almond butter add in PB, then instead of pomegranates add in walnuts + gogi berries. Plans changed when I wanted to try out these products.

I was super happy the palm sugar was sent to me because I actually ran out of natural cane sugar the day before, so that got subbed in.

The cacao nibs were both in the trail mix inside the brownie + on top of the brownie. It added nice texture + sweetness.

This trail mix isn’t like any trail mix I’ve tried before. It’s filled with cacao nibs (love), cashews, gogi berries, mulberries and goldenberries.

I would say, next time I’d pick out the goldenberries for the brownie mix. They were tasty on top of my pb-banana overnight oats, but I wasn’t a big fan of how they cooked up. All the other ingredients in there were great though.

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Are you ready to make some super food brownies?!

Peanut Butter Trail Mix Brownies
Adapted from my pomegranate and almond butter deep dark chocolate brownies

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • ⅔ cup palm sugar (can sub in natural cane sugar)
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • ½ cup dutched cocoa powder
  • ⅔ cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ⅛ tsp sea salt
  • ⅓ cup superfood power mix (trail mix)
  • 1 tbsp cacao nibs
  • 1-2 tbsp water

Directions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees. Coat an 8 x 8 glass dish with olive oil spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl, or bowl with a hand mixer combine the egg, sugar, peanut butter and oil. Mix for 3-4 minutes until well combined.
  3. In another bowl combine the cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Pour into the wet ingredients and mix until combined. Add in 1-2 tbsp water if necessary. Stir in the trail mix.
  4. Press the brownie mixture into the dish. The mixture will be very, very thick. Press the cacao nibs into the top of the brownie. Bake for 17-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool before slicing.

Oh so chocolaty and good. I have a feeling I may *test* out a crumbled brownie on overnight oats… to make sure it’s okay. Winking smile

GIVEAWAY

Want to win some of your own Navitas Natural products?

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They are generously going to send 1 winner a bag of their 2 new power snack products.

  • Cacao gogi
  • Citrus chia

Yum, you are going to be a lucky winner!

To enter leave a comment for each entry. Remember, each entry should be separate so you have more chances of becoming a winner!

How to enter:

  1. Tell me about your favorite brownie.
  2. Share this giveaway on your blog.
  3. Spread the word about the giveaway any other way (facebook, twitter, email, text… anyway that spreads the word)
  4. Like Get Healthy with Heather on Facebook.
  5. Follow me on dailymile.
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A winner will be selected on Thursday, August 18th and will be chosen via random.org.

***This giveaway is closed.  Congrats to Lauren @ What Lauren Likes the lucky winner!***

Lauren, send me an email with your address to gethealthywithheather@comcast.net and I’ll have your goodies sent out to you.

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49 comments

Lindsey August 15, 2011 - 12:34 pm

I made Chocolate Chip Banana Brownies from Daily Garnish last week – they were soo good! I ate them crumbled over PB banana soft serve 🙂

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Get Healthy with Heather August 15, 2011 - 4:28 pm

Mmmm that sounds amazing.

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chloe @ 321delish August 15, 2011 - 12:09 pm

I love brownies with big chunks of chocolate in them!

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chloe @ 321delish August 15, 2011 - 12:10 pm

I also just tweeted about your giveaway 🙂

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Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups August 15, 2011 - 12:13 pm

My favorite brownies are definitely those with tons of chocolate and are exremely moist!

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Get Healthy with Heather August 15, 2011 - 4:27 pm

Same here girl 🙂

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Erica August 15, 2011 - 12:14 pm

What a cool brownie! I bet it has awesome texture from the add ins!My favorite brownie ? I love blondies!!

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Get Healthy with Heather August 15, 2011 - 4:28 pm

Yup tons of texture. I always forget about blondies… I don’t know if I’ve even had any before.

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Diana August 15, 2011 - 12:48 pm

Wow, that brownie looks really good! It’s so interesting to see how everyone else makes up their own recipes using random things around the house. Very creative!

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Get Healthy with Heather August 15, 2011 - 4:28 pm

It’s a great use of what’s already in the house!

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Katharina August 15, 2011 - 1:10 pm

I am definitely bookmarking this! Actually you should check out my recipe that I posted not in my last entry, but the entry before that. It’s the Himalayan Zucchini Bread recipe and I have a feeling that you will love it! Let me know what you think of it 🙂 Thanks for sharing this with us!

XOXO!!!

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Get Healthy with Heather August 15, 2011 - 4:29 pm

I will check it out!

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Lauren @ What Lauren Likes August 15, 2011 - 2:12 pm

Love pumpkin brownies! these sound amazing though! great recipe 🙂

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Get Healthy with Heather August 15, 2011 - 4:29 pm

Pumpkin + chocolate is always a good idea.

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Lauren @ What Lauren Likes August 15, 2011 - 2:13 pm

I texted my sis to check out this post! she is a brownie FAN 😉

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Isabelle August 15, 2011 - 2:17 pm

Great recipe I’ve never had brownies with trail mix in them! I usually just have plain chocolate brownies. Nice toppings on your overnight oats 🙂

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Get Healthy with Heather August 15, 2011 - 4:29 pm

I hadn’t either.. until now 😉

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Hillary August 15, 2011 - 3:57 pm

I made Oreo cheesecake brownies this weekend. They kind of blew my mind!

These look outrageous—and I would totally convince myself that they’re healthy because they’re filled with superfoods. Acceptable, right?

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Get Healthy with Heather August 15, 2011 - 4:27 pm

Totally acceptable. And oreo cheesecake brownies… wow those sound so good!

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Ashley August 15, 2011 - 3:58 pm

My favorite brownies are my mom’s…simple and delish! 🙂

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Ashley August 15, 2011 - 3:59 pm

I emailed some friends/family about the giveaway 🙂

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Ashley August 15, 2011 - 3:59 pm

I like you on FB!

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Ashley August 15, 2011 - 4:00 pm

I subscribe!

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Matt @ The Athlete's Plate August 15, 2011 - 4:10 pm

Please start baking more! These look awesome 🙂

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Get Healthy with Heather August 15, 2011 - 4:29 pm

Will do 🙂

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Liz @ Something To Chew On August 15, 2011 - 6:13 pm

Anything with heaps of chocolate is a good thing!! I loooove brownies 🙂

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katie August 15, 2011 - 7:01 pm

i love any kind of brownie w. chocolate in them!!

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katie August 15, 2011 - 7:05 pm

already like you on FB!

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katie August 15, 2011 - 7:08 pm

tweeted!

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Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner August 15, 2011 - 7:51 pm

My favorite brownies are ones topped with cocoa nibs!!! OH MY GOSH I love cocoa nibs! 🙂

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Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner August 15, 2011 - 8:00 pm

I’m subscribed!

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Elaine August 15, 2011 - 10:46 pm

My favorite brownie is the mint choc brownie my mommy makes me every Christmas holiday season. It is my special treat when I go home, and it makes the holidays perfect.
I follow you on facebook and emails.

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Heather (Where's the Beach) August 16, 2011 - 8:28 am

Now those are some brownies!! I’m not really a bit brownie fan but when I was a kid, my mom would make them with a cream cheese icing. Yum.

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Heather (Where's the Beach) August 16, 2011 - 8:30 am

I added your blog to my google reader.

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Katie @ Plates and Paste August 16, 2011 - 9:37 am

That brownie looks a lot healthier than what my favorite brownie is 🙂 I like cake like brownies that are dense, but still have a lot of moistness to them.

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Running Betty August 16, 2011 - 9:38 am

My favorite brownies are made by my friend Mary Katherine. They contain way too much butter and not a lot of flour and a whole bag of chocolate chips. They closely resemble batter. She usually makes them for me every Dec and I cheat like crazy and gobble them up!

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Katie @ Plates and Paste August 16, 2011 - 9:38 am

I also liked your Facebook page 🙂

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dragonflyrunner August 17, 2011 - 3:36 am

I like you on FB

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dragonflyrunner August 17, 2011 - 3:37 am

I love brownies with walnuts and I have really been wanting to try cocoa nibs!

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dragonflyrunner August 17, 2011 - 3:37 am

I subscribed to your posts by email

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Sarah W August 17, 2011 - 11:17 am

My favorite brownie is anything with a topping. I like moist, thick brownies with something gooey or chunky on the top.

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Sarah W August 17, 2011 - 11:18 am

I “Like” you on Facebook!

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Sarah W August 17, 2011 - 11:19 am

I talked about the giveaway on my Facebook page.

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Sarah W August 17, 2011 - 11:20 am

I subscribed to receive e-mails 🙂

P.S. I love that you put trail mix in the brownies. They look so lovingly filled with texture and oh so chocolately!

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Katie August 17, 2011 - 5:02 pm

I’m not a big brownie person now, but my favorite are definitely the dark chocolate brownies with mint frosting and chocolate drizzle that my Mom used to make all the time – they always went fast in our house!

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Ashley@MyFoodNFitnessDiaries August 18, 2011 - 1:44 pm

My favorite brownies are my step mom’s homemade, made-from-scratch traditional chocolatey brownies. DELICIOUS! I love any brownie that’s gooey, chocolatey, and yummy…let’s just be honest.

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