Lavender Hazelnut Brownies and Fit Body Bakery Giveaway

Hazelnut Lavender Borwnies on plate

There is something about a delicious freshly baked brownie, with a soft, creamy inside and a hint of crunch on the outside that is simply irresistible…

And if you’re like me, one bite is just never enough.

That’s why I was really excited to try out the Burnin Brownie mix from Fit Body Bakery… Because as much as I love indulging in a sweet treat every now and then, I am even happier when I can do so without compromising my healthy habits ūüôā

As you may recall from my Spiced Pumpkin Motivator Muffins last week, I recently had the opportunity to sample a couple of mixes from Fit Body Bakery.

Boxes of Fit Body Bakery cake mixes

I received (2) two boxes of Fit Body Bakery gluten free mixes to facilitate this review. All opinions and recipe are my own.

Created by Samara Donald, a mom, sister, wife and athlete with¬†a full time office job, ¬† Fit Body Bakery¬ģ mixes are designed to help you bake fresh AND healthy in your own kitchen. You‚Äôre a part of the solution, which is a key¬†for better long term results.

7 Things I Love about Fit Body Bakery Mixes

  • They¬†are gluten free which is a huge plus for me since I have been eating a gluten free diet for 5 years now.
  • They are high in protein which makes for balanced treats from a nutritional point of view.
  • The list of ingredients is short and easy to understand — no hidden ingredients I wouldn’t be happy about
  • They are easy to customize to turn into whatever scrumptious creation you are inspired to make
  • They bake in less than 20 minutes and with little prep clean up is a cinch which make me a really happy mom!
  • The box has a fun workout printed on the side. How’s that for a real commitment to a healthy and fit lifestyle?
  • They were created by a fellow mom determined to share her passion for healthy living in an easy fun and tasty way ūüôā

The Burnin Brownie recipe calls for four simple ingredients — 1 egg, 1 cup of water or almond milk, 1/2 cup of unsweetened apple sauce and a box of Burnin Brownie mix. ¬†I decided to get a little adventurous and turn these brownies into hazelnut and lavender brownie bites!

 

Lavender Hazelnut Brownies on woooden board
To do that I replaced the half a cup of applesauce with one and half cups of homemade hazelnut butter and aded some dried lavender blossoms, hazelnut pieces and a few chunks of dark chocolate.  I then chose to dip my brownie bites into some melted dark chocolate for an even more decadent treat!

Here’s what you’ll need for your Lavender Hazelnut Brownies:

  • 1 box Fit Body Bakery Burnin’ Brownie mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 1/2 cup hazelnut butter
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons dried lavender flowers — lavender has a powerful taste so don’t overdo it with these. If you don’t have dried lavender blossoms on hand you can add a couple of drops of lavender essential oil. If you’re not sure about the lavender, skip this ingredient and enjoy your brownies with the hazelnuts.
  • 8 ounces semi sweet or dark chocolate
  • mini muffin or regular muffin pan or 8×11 glass baking pan

lavender hazelnut brownies ingredients

Assenble your ingredients and preheat the oven to 350F

CU cracking egg

In a large bowl add your egg and hazelnut butter and whisk until creamy.

Burnin Brownie Mix in Bowl

Add half of the bag of Fit Body Bakery Burnin Brownie mix and mix well.

Burnin Brownie Milk in Bowl

Add the milk and the second half of the brownie mix and mix until all ingredients are combined and you have a creamy batter.

Burnin Brownie Lavender Flowers

Add dried lavender flowers.

Burnin Brownies Hazelnut Pieces in bowl

Add hazelnut pieces and chocolate chips or chocolate chunks if you are using them. Blend until comnbined.

Close Up spooning Burnin Brownies in Pan

Place a spoonful of batter into greased muffin pan. I used coconut oil to grease my pan.

Place in the oven and bake at 350 for 12 to 20 minutes depending on the size you are making. Smaller bites will cook faster ūüôā

chocolate pieces in pan

While your brownies are baking place chocolate chunks in the top of a double boiler.

CU melted chocolate in pan

Melt chocolate until nice and creamy.

Brownies out of oven

Remove brownies from oven before they are fully baked — a toothpick inserted in the middle will come out wet. Do NOT over bake them or they will be dry.

Brownie bites on cooling rack

Remove from pan and allow to cool on wire rack.

CU Burnin Brownie Bite in chocolate

When brownie bites are cool enough to handle, dip each bite into the melted chocolate and coat well.

CU Burnin Brownie dipped in chocolate

Allow chocolate coating to cool before serving.

Burnin Brownies overhead shot

While your Brownies are making make sure to take advantage of the time you have to do this killer “Make it Burn” workout!

Are you ready to try Fit Body Bakery mixes for yourself?

Take advantage of our special discount code SP15 to enjoy 15% off at FitBodyBakery.com. Coupon expires 11/30/15.

I’ve also partnered with Fit Body Bakery and Sweat Pink to bring you this fabulous giveaway!

One lucky Scrumptious Moms reader will receive a Fit Body Bakery mix of her choice. You can choose from these four mixes:

To enter, simply leave a comment below, sharing what you are most excited about with Fit Body Bakery and compete one of the other methods of entry:

Giveaway entry methods: 

  • Visiting Fit Body Bakery¬†on Facebook*
  • Sharing the giveaway on Facebook and tagging¬†Fit Body Bakery
  • Following @FitBodyBakery¬†on Twitter and Instagram
  • Tweeting about the giveaway, tagging @fitbodybakery #bakefit¬†#sweatpink @fitapproach

Remember to tag me ( @vremilora) in all your entries on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook so that I may more easily track them .  Good luck!

Giveaway restrictions:

  • Giveaway ends at 11:59pm on¬†¬†11/15/2015
  • U.S. only
  • One prize per person. If you win this giveaway, and have already won another prize from Fit Body Bakery¬†through another blog, please disclose that you have already won so we can choose another winner.¬†

About Valerie 

Valerie Remy-Milora is the mother of 3 amazing girls, an author, public speaker, coach and founder of Scrumptious Moms. She is passionate about empowering moms to embrace self care and live a vibrant, joyful life with their loved ones. A health and fitness nut, she is an advocate for chemical-free living, real food and GMO labeling. She believes in the sanctity of life from conception to natural death.

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Comments

  1. I so much enjoy your baking recipes because they are healthy and delicious. I still don’t want to over do but if I dip a few extra bites in chocolate you won’t tell ūüėČ

    Lee

  2. Woah! These look delicious! I am going to have to make these this week!

  3. Yum! Yes please! What a great treat after a workout.

  4. It’s so encouraging to know you can still have baked goods while trying to eat a healthy diet. Can’t wait to check these out.

  5. Now thats a great after work out treat! Yum!!!

  6. I didn’t even realize that you could eat lavender! Now I am totally intrigued.

    • Oh you’ve been missing out Shell! My 8 year old discovered how delicious lavender is a few summers ago when she started eating the flowers fresh off the lavender plants in my parents’ yard ūüôā

  7. Yummy, too bad they don’t sell them in my country.

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