Protein Brownies

Protein

I love a brownie. Locally to us, we have the most amazing brownie maker - Choccolicious. They are divine. I have tried a few healthy brownies in my time, but I wanted to create something that used high protein foods, and as little natural sugar as possible, but still giving it its yummy gooey taste. I have used chocolate protein powder in these, but you could easily swop for cocoa or even better cacao. Cacao is a great ‘pick me up’ if you are feeling low, or fancy something sweet, but without all the sugar and calories. It contains theobromine, which has a similar effect as caffeine.

The recipe is -

  • 100g of dates, soaked in hot water for 15min
  • 2 tbsp of chia seeds, soaked in 6tbsp of how water for 10min
  • 75g of almond butter
  • 45g of coconut butter
  • 50g of chocolate protein powder
  • 20g of ground almond
  • 50ml of almond milk (or other milk)
  • 1/2 tbsp of vanilla essence
  • 1/2 tsp of sodium of bicarbonate
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp of maple syrup

1 - Mix the dates, both butters, milk and maple syrup in a blender until smoothish (some bits of dates in the mix is fine)
2 - Mix the dry ingredients together
3 - Mix the wet and dry mixtures together
4 - Spoon into a lined brownie tray, at about an inch thick
5 - Bake at 175 degrees for 20min