So with all the hype on protein bars, brownies, cookies, etc that are out there, I decided to make my own that is not filled with added ingredients, processed chemicals, or tons of sugar. Don’t get me wrong I do love brands like Rx Bars and Macro Bars, but they aren’t very high in protein and packed with a lot of carbs. Here is a recipe I came out with one night when I was craving something sweet but also wanted a post workout snack! Hope you like it!
Recipe for Protein Brownies:
1/4 cup of coconut flour
1/3 cup of carob powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
2 scoops of Nutiva plant based chocolate protein powder or any protein of your choice
2 ounces of dark chocolate melted
3 tablespoons of coconut oil
1/3 cup of almond butter
3 tablespoons of organic maple syrup
1 teaspoon of vanilla
Preheat oven 350 degrees. Start melting chocolate in a pan and mix in Carob powder till it dissolves. Add in coconut oil, almond butter, and vanilla and set aside. Start mixing the dry ingredients together. Once chocolate mixture is cool, beat in the eggs and combine all of this with the dry ingredients. Place on a 9×9 inch pan lined with parchment paper and bake for about 15- 20 minutes. Drizzle the top with extra almond butter ( optional). These brownies can be stored in a container in the fridge for one week.