After looking at a bunch of protein brownie recipes, I decided to try my hand at my own recipe. I'm not a huge brownie person, but lately I've been wanting some kind of dessert - so why not make it something I can actually have? Right?
RESULTS: It's a little dry and dense. It's not terrible, but it definitely isn't quite a brownie. The almond butter helps. It's sweet from the protein powder and the melted chocolate. I think a TBSP or two of pumpkin puree might help moisturize it. I wonder if another egg would make it lighter. Ideas?
Protein Brownies - Attempt #1
Calories 177, Fat 10g, Protein 12g, Carbs 14g
1 cup Almond Flour
1 tsp Instant Espresso Powder
2 scoop Muscle Pharm Combat Powder Cookies & Cream
0.50 cup Dark Chocolate Chips
1 oz Nowfoods Apple Fiber
1 TBSP Coconut Oil
1 Tbsp Hershey Cocoa Unsweetened
1/4 cup Water
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9x9 square pan or 9" round pan.
In a mixing bowl combine the almond flour, espresso powder, protein powder, apple fiber, and cocoa powder. Mix with fork to evenly mix together.
In a small bowl, combine the dark chocolate chips and coconut oil. Microwave for 45 seconds, then stir. This needs to be melted and mixed together. If you need to microwave for additional melting, only use 10 second increments.
Add water and eggs into bowl of dry ingredients, stir enough to break up the eggs into the mixture, then add the melted chocolate. Stir until thoroughly mixed.
Dump batter into baking pan.
Bake for 15 minutes. Cut into 6 slices.