So you’ve seen protein-packed brownies on the internet before, but a lot of times they have black beans in them, and well… black beans belong in my burrito bowls, not in my desserts. Make your protein-packed brownies the RIGHT way! Not the scary way!
So here’s the deal. I’ve been blogging for 4 years.
I’ve talked to you about my love affair with dark chocolate.
I’ve told you stories about how much my grandma meant to me and why I love green jello so much.
I’ve even mentioned how I include cupcakes, cookies, and ice cream in my diet!
We’ve talked about food a LOT. We’ve had more conversations about food than I ever thought I’d ever have in my entire life.
Believe me, I love me some food. But sometimes there’s just not anything to say about some foods.
For example – these brownies. Sure, they’re delicious. Sure, they’re protein-packed. Sure, they need to be the next recipe that comes out of your oven.
But is there anything more to them than that? Do I have any special connection to them other than the fact that I love me some chocolate?
Well, no. Not so much.
Is that a bad thing? Do you think I’m less of a food blogger because I don’t have anything exciting or important to say about these brownies? Am I supposed to have a connection to every recipe I post?
Or are you okay with just having some pretty pictures to pin onto your Pinterest board and the recipe? I really do hope you are okay with that.
And to make up for my lack of important things to say, I do want to send you my jam-packed resource guide. It’s full of over 65 must-have tools for gettin’ your health on. It’s basically an online magazine with all the food, gadgets, and health-related gadgets you need. So get your hands on that puppy, and then get these brownies in the oven. You won’t be sorry!
For the Brownies:
- 1 cup creamy almond butter
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup coconut oil, , softened
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 scoops chocolate protein powder
- ¼ cup honey or maple syrup
For the Icing:
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil
- 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 3-5 drops liquid stevia
- 2 Tbsp organic chocolate sprinkles or chopped nuts, (optional)
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- In a stand mixer, beat together all brownie ingredients until smooth. Pour into a 9x9” baking pan, sprayed with nonstick coconut oil spray.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the center springs back when gently touched. Remove and cool. If icing is desired, melt coconut oil. Stir together with cocoa powder and just enough stevia to make it sweet, drizzle over the top of the brownies. Garnish with sprinkles or nuts, if desired. Place in the fridge or freezer until icing firms up.
makes 9x9 pan of brownies (9 brownies) 1 brownie per serving
If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and upload it to Instagram and tag me (@happyfoodholly).
Of course, if you have a sweet-tooth, you’re gonna want to check out these other nutrient-rich options that will totally satisfy!
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Of course, in order to enjoy your favorite desserts without all the guilt, I’d love for you to check this article out. It’s changing the way women think about food all over the place!