Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Almond Butter Pumpkin Brownies

It's Wednesday, and Rest Day! I haven't taken a full rest day in over a week! I guess you could consider Saturday a rest day, I only ran a 5k, but normal people don't consider running 3 miles a "rest".

First, I want to tell everyone that last week, I registered for my first ever CrossFit Competition! I real one! with judges that you have to pay to participate in! It's a team competition, and my team is going in "Scaled" (aka not doing the heaviest weights, etc), but it's real! I am COMPETING!

Isn't this what I said I wanted when I first started writing this blog?

I have no doubt that we will do well, but we are going into it with hopes of just keeping up. This is for experience! Anyway, the competition is October 6th at Albany CrossFit. Hopefully, my hands heal before then and my body stops feeling like a train wreck :) anyone want to pay for me to get a massage? No? least I tried.

I'm a big baby. I hate rips. This is nothing compared to some people's!

This morning, someone woke me up at 530am even though I wasn't going to CrossFit. So what else would I do with the extra hour I had before I had to get read for work?...BAKE!
These are awesome! and work for the Paleo challenge!! 
Also, easy to make for the baking challenged

Almond Butter Pumpkin Brownies
adapted from

1 cup almond butter
¾ cup pureed pumpkin (or squash)
1 egg
2 Tbsp Agave
1 tsp baking soda

Mix all ingredients together and pour into a greased 8 x 8 in pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Sprinkle top with cinnamon. Serves 8. (If you are doing the challenge, either don't add agave, or make as written, cut into 8 equal pieces and only eat 2 at most in 1 day!!!...You are only allowed 1 tsp of agave a day)

Options: This recipe is easily adaptable! I'm thinking about adding unsweetened cocoa next! Other options, raisins, coconut flakes, pumpkin pie spice...if you aren't doing this challenge, add 1/4 of honey or maple syrup, or add chocolate chips! Very versatile recipe here!!!


  1. Awesome recipe, girlie!!!! These look fantastic! Spa love <3

  2. I'm totally making this next week!! :)