Just four healthy ingredients are needed to whip up these dense, fudgy chocolate brownies which boast a hefty dose of protein! Dark, rich and subtly sweet, depending on the size you cut them, pack in over 15 grams of protein per serving! Naturally gluten free, vegan, paleo and refined sugar free!
Hey guys! I’m so excited to announce some exciting news- I’m continuing my collaboration with Kohl’s for this coming quarter!
I was thrilled that many of you guys appreciated the healthy back to school and college dorm room snack recipes I shared last time. Now that we’re entering the colder seasons, snacking and healthy meals are something imperative to ensure optimum health. For this quarter, I’m going to be sharing healthy snacks and lightened up treats which are healthy but DON’T sacrifice on taste.
Based on my feedback from the last campaign, you guys really appreciated the quick and easy snacks, especially those with an added protein boost. For my first recipe in this series, I’d love to share one of my favorite healthy snacks which taste absolutely decadent but are insanely healthy AND pack a protein punch.
When it comes to using protein powder in baked goods, you need to be incredibly careful as to what brand, type and consistency you use. I must admit, I’ve had MANY failures in which the successful result was achieved by simply replacing the protein powder used. There is the assumption that baking with protein powder results in hockey pucks or a hot (non-edible) mess.
- 3 medium, overripe bananas (approximately 1 cup or so)
- 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter or almond butter (can sub for any nut/seed or soy nut butter)
- 2 T – 1/4 cup cocoa powder (more = richer taste)
- 1-2 scoops of protein powder (see above content for tested recommendations)*
- Preheat the oven the 350 degrees, grease a small cake pan or loaf pan and set aside.
- In a small microwave-safe bowl or stovetop, melt your nut butter.
In a blender, food processor, or using your hands, combine the bananas, cocoa powder, protein powder and nut butter until smooth.
You can find complete recipes of this Four Ingredient Flourless Protein Brownies in thebigmansworld.com