Chocolate Protein Brownies

I made these “brownies” over the weekend for the first time, and could not believe how good they are!  The consistency is actually more like a cake, but you don’t have to feel guilty about eating this cake.  The recipe comes from Jamie Eason and I put in italics how I tweaked it.  I think the next time I bake them I’ll leave out the sugar and see how that tastes. (*update, I left out the sugar completely and added a 1/4 – 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips and it’s even better!)

Ingredients
  • 1 cup Oat Flour (I ground oats finely in a food processor)
  • 2 scoops Vanilla Whey Protein Powder (I used chocolate protein powder)
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 3 tbsp Baking Cocoa 
  • 4 Egg Whites
  • ½ cup Splenda (I used 1/4 cup real sugar)
  • 8oz Berry flavored Baby Food (I used 8oz applesauce)
  • 4oz Water
Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix dry ingredients (oat flour, vanilla whey protein, baking soda, salt, baking cocoa) together in a large bowl.
  • Mix wet ingredients (egg whites, Splenda, berry flavored baby food, water) together in a medium sized bowl.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix together.
  • Spray cooking dish (I used an 8×8 glass pan) with a non stick butter spray or olive oil spray and add batter to dish.
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes (mine cooked for closer to 30 minutes)

Nutrition

2 Bars = Calories 96;  Fat 1.4 g; Carbs 12 g;  Protein 10 g

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26 Comments

  1. October 3, 2012 / 3:20 pm

    I'm going to have to try these! I tried her pumpkin protein bars and they were okay…maybe you can try to mix that recipe up a bit?!? They tasted too protein-y…

    -Sarah {tuckerup.blogspot.com}

    PS: I hope you dont mind, but I linked HWH on my blog because I used your LOVE art as an inspiration for my LOVE art project 🙂

    • October 3, 2012 / 3:37 pm

      Thanks Sarah!

  2. October 3, 2012 / 3:22 pm

    These look great! How long do we bake them for?

    • October 3, 2012 / 3:34 pm

      Oops! Great question, I just updated the post to include the cooking time. I cooked mine for almost 30 minutes.

  3. October 3, 2012 / 3:31 pm

    How many bars does this recipe make?! Wish I had waited until today to make my brownies! Lol!

    • October 3, 2012 / 3:36 pm

      I used an 8×8 baking pan and depending on how big your pieces are, the recipe yields about 20 brownies.

  4. October 3, 2012 / 3:57 pm

    You had me at chocolate…

  5. Anonymous
    October 3, 2012 / 3:58 pm

    This is a recipe from smoothiegirleatstoo, who is a GENIUS by the way. I've posted another one of her recipes so here's another stunner.
    http://smoothiegirleatstoo.blogspot.com/2010/11/moist-low-calorie-microwave-protein.html
    (There is a step-by-step process here with pictures if you want)

    Nutritional info using her ingredients: 155 calories **; 12 g protein; 16.5g carb; 4.5g fiber; 1.75g fat Stellar stats.

    Ingredients:

    * 2 Egg whites (**If using liquid egg whites use 1/2 cup and add 20 calories)
    * 1/4 cup pumpkin (3 T applesauce works well too!)
    * 2 T coconut flour* (1 T also works, and results in 40 fewer calories)
    * 1/2 tsp baking powder
    * stevia or other granular sweetener to taste
    * 1 T. cocoa powder (Hershey's Special dark cocoa is best!)

    1. Mix ingredients well with fork, whisk or spatula
    2. Microwave for 2:30-4+ min on High (depends on your microwave, altitude and the whim of the cupcake gods.)

    I

  6. Allie
    October 3, 2012 / 4:15 pm

    Thanks for the recipe! I love to bake (and eat what I bake haha) so these sound wonderful!

    Also, I'm wondering if you are planning to post about what your daily eating plan looks like. I know you are weight training a lot and I'm curious what you generally eat. I work out about 60-90 minutes a day and I am hungry A LOT so I'm wondering what you eat to keep up with your training.

    Thank you!

  7. October 3, 2012 / 7:02 pm

    Yum! These look delicious! Just wondering, what type of protein powder do you like? Every time I buy it, I find it to be 'chalky' tasting…thanks! LOOOVE the new blog:)

  8. October 4, 2012 / 2:08 pm

    Can't wait to make these!! They look delicious!!

  9. October 4, 2012 / 8:54 pm

    These sound really good. I'm going to have to try them soon!

  10. Anonymous
    October 5, 2012 / 1:30 am

    Just curious Megan, what are your thoughts on Splenda?

    • October 5, 2012 / 3:02 am

      I use Splenda in my tea, but prefer to bake with real sugar (just less of it).

  11. October 8, 2012 / 3:47 pm

    Yum! These look fantastic! I'm curious though, is it safe to give toddlers foods that are high-protein via protein powder? My mom always added powdered skim milk to her baking to boost the protein, so i'm sure it's fine. I was just curious if there was anything i should be aware of as far as any of the other ingredients in the protein powder.

  12. April 24, 2013 / 11:35 pm

    I tried these brownies and they were absolutely amazing! Thanks for the great recipe!!!

    • September 20, 2013 / 2:28 pm

      Great question! I've read that in moderation it shouldn't hurt them. My son doesn't really eat protein powder so I hadn't given it much thought. I'm sure a through google search could give you more insight than I can and a brief discussion with a pediatrician.

  13. October 27, 2013 / 1:20 pm

    Can't wait to try these!!!

  14. February 7, 2014 / 12:48 am

    The recipe of this looks almost exactly like Jamie Eason's healthy protein chocolate bars

  15. September 11, 2014 / 10:25 pm

    Hi. I'm allergic to whey. What can I replace the protein powder with in your recipes? Thanks

    • September 12, 2014 / 2:35 pm

      Hi Diana, there are lots of protein powders without whey. You could try a soy protein powder. Just read the label to see the alternatives.

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