Brownies are one of the most popular snack foods. Usually they consist mostly of chocolate and sugar (which is why so many people love them). These brownies, however, are designed to give those on a high protein diet an acceptable desert. While not ‘healthy’ they are high in protein and moderately calorific for a desert. They are based on yogurt and protein powder instead of sugar and flour.
These brownies are ideal for a post dinner or post workout treat. Although they have the same brownie texture they do not feel as dense and can easily be eaten as a snack on the go.
This brownie recipe will take approximately 25 minutes to complete and only require a bowl, wooden spoon, and baking tin. It is worth saying now that, although it seems odd, this recipe is really held together by the applesauce. Without it the brownies will be dry and chewy. You can of course substitute in many other ingredients for different parts including the protein, but don’t leave out the applesauce.
It is also possible to make these both gluten-free and egg free but they are definitely big on dairy (we’ve not tried them with pea/hemp protein etc.).
If you’re looking for something balanced between a treat and a macro boost try out these protein unreal brownies.
|Calories per Brownie||~200 (1/5 of recipe)|
Ingredient List (Per 5 servings)
- 1/4 Cup (30g) Flour of your choice
- 1/4 Cup (30g) Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 1/4 Tsp Baking Powder
- 2 Tbsp (30ml) Cooking Oil (e.g. Coconut Oil)
- 2 Tbsp Semisweet Chocolate Chips
- 1 Tbsp (15g) Unsweetened Applesauce
- 2 Scoops (60g) Unflavored Whey Isolate
- 2 Medium Eggs
- Add eggs and oil to a bowl and whisk until blended
- Combine cocoa powder, flour, and baking powder together
- Add the dry mix into the bowl and stir
- Slowly add in the protein powder and stir until incorporated
- At the applesauce and chocolate chips
- Cook in oven at 180C (350F) for 20 mins or until a knife inserted into the brownies comes out clean
I guarantee that once you try these brownies you will add them to you list of ‘sorta’ healthy food that help in your diet and fitness success. Let us know how they worked out for you and feel free to add suggestions in the comments!
- Substitute pea/hemp protein
- Add in chopped nuts
- Use flavored protein powder
- Substitute almond/rice flour
Note: Nutritional Information is an estimate based on ingredients used.