Super fudgy and chocolate goodness are the words that come to mind where brownies are concerned. For me brownies are the ultimate chocolate dessert and the best thing is that they are so darn easy to make!
After lots of experimentation I think I have come up with a healthier brownie recipe that is packed full of protein, chocolate decadence and still retains that fudgy texture that is characteristic of a good brownie. Plus, the addition of Brazil nuts for some extra fats makes these even more decadent.
- 2 scoops of chocolate protein powder
- 2 tbsps. of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 50-100g of dark chocolate (I used 72% cocoa solids)
- 75g of whole brazil nuts
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp. of vanila extract
- 1/2 cup of almond milk
- 1 tsp of baking soda
- Preheat the oven at 180 degrees and prepare a brownie tin for baking.
- Measure out the protein powder, cocoa powder and baking powder and place in a bowl.
- Mix in the eggs, vanilla extract and almond milk and stir until well combined. Break up the dark chocolate into small pieces and add with the Brazil nuts to the brownie batter.
- Stir well before pouring into a prepared tin and bake for 15 minutes until cooked.
The amount of dark chocolate that is added is variable as it really is subjective as to how chocolaty you like your brownies. To keep these healthy just use less chocolate. I used protein powder that is already sweetened with stevia. You can always add your favourite sweetener if your protein powder is not already sweetened
Have brownies ever looked so good?!?!
I could actually eat these in one full mouthful, but to save me from myself I portioned them up quite small. They are rather rich and for me one small square is enough to get my chocolate hit. Also, they are fabulous warm as you the middle goes all gooey and oozy…perfect with ice cream or Greek yoghurt.
Do you like to bake with protein powders?
What is your favourite chocolate based dessert?