The Fitness Foodie's Dream: Protein Brownies Worth Every Bite
|PREP TIME: 10 minutes. COOKING TIME: 30-35 minutes. SERVES: 12 Brownies.|
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING
Calories: 150 kcal. Protein: 9.0g. Carbohydrates: 14.0g. Saturated Fat: 1.0g.
We have the perfect recipe for those wanting a guilt-free indulgence while sticking to their health and fitness goals. Delicious, fudgy, and protein-packed—these brownies are perfect for mid-morning cravings, post-workout recovery, or an after-dinner treat. We all search for a reason to indulge in brownies, and the added protein in this recipe is the perfect justification for me.
Why You'll Love These Protein Brownies
- Packed with Protein: The high protein content in these brownies helps support muscle recovery for all forms of exercise, optimize physical performance, and improve overall health - Learn more on how protein supports your recovery here.
- Guilt-Free Indulgence: Enjoy the rich, chocolaty taste guilt-free by fortifying them with added nutrition.
- Satisfies Cravings: Satisfy your sweet cravings and make sticking to your health and fitness goals easier.
- Easy to Make: This recipe is simple and quick, making it a convenient choice for all individuals and families.
- 3/4 cup apple sauce (235g)
- 2/3 cup almond butter (approx 165g)
- 1/3 cup Sugar Free Maple Syrup
- 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
- 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 scoops of chocolate Platinum Blend by UM Sports
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (85 grams)
So how do we make these scrumptious treats?
- Preheat and Prepare:
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.
- Line an 8 x 8-inch pan with baking paper for easy removal and set aside.
- Mix Wet Ingredients:
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk the apple sauce, almond butter, and sugar-free maple syrup (until smooth).
- Add Dry Ingredients:
- Add the coconut sugar, protein powder, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and vanilla extract. Mix until combined.
- Once combined, add chocolate chips.
- Transfer the batter to the lined pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out mostly clean.
- Cool and Cut:
- Allow the brownies to cool in the dish for 10-15 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely before adding any optional frosting or cutting.
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- TO STORE: Brownies can be stored at room temperature, covered, for up to three days. If you'd like them to last longer, store them in the refrigerator, and they'll keep for roughly one week.
- TO FREEZE: Place the leftovers in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Note: Please remember that the nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary significantly based on the products used.
Teigen Faux, Exercise Physiologist (Honours)