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Chocolate Protein Powder Brownies

These protein powder brownies are fudgy in the inside and crispy on the outside. They have an intense chocolate taste, similar to a bakery-made brownie. These are made with nothing but healthy ingredients.

Keyword chocolate brownie, protein brownie, protein powder
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 9 brownies
Calories 353 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup grass-fed butter melted (or coconut oil/ghee)
  • 3/4 cup cacao powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vanilla whey protein powder any type (chocolate flavor will also do)
  • 2 tbsp almond flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.

  2. Grease a muffin pan (or baking pan) with solid fat.

  3. Melt 1 1/4 cup butter in a microwave-safe bowl, in the microwave, until entirely melted. Do not overheat.

  4. Gradually stir 1 cup coconut sugar in the melted butter until very smooth. It should look like liquid caramel.

  5. Gradually stir in 3/4 cup cocoa powder until smooth.

  6. Crack the eggs, one at a time, while vigorously stirring the mixture, until smooth and properly combined.

  7. Gradually add the protein powder and almond flour to the mixture, constantly stirring, until smooth.

  8. Pour the brownie batter evenly into your muffin tin. This should give you around 9 equally sized brownies. Alternately, you could use a baking pan.

  9. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the top layer starts cracking. I baked mine for 13 minutes.

  10. Remove the muffin pan from the oven and place the brownies on a cooling rack.

  11. Store at room temperature in a paper bag or on a plate. Do not store in a sealed container.

Recipe Notes

This recipe was created with whey protein powder in mind. Use plant-based protein powder at tour own risks. You will NOT get the same result. In fact, you might end up with very tasty hockey pucks. (Because plant-based protein powder soaks up a lot of moisture, your brownies will turn out really dry) If you have no choice but to use plant-based protein powder for this recipe, reduce the amount of powder used by at least a half and do not use almond flour. Again, this is at your own risks, as I have not tried it myself.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Protein Powder Brownies
Amount Per Serving (1 brownie)
Calories 353 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 134mg45%
Sodium 297mg13%
Potassium 161mg5%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 865IU17%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.