Healthy Triple Chocolate Fudge Protein Brownies
These easy, no-bake Healthy Triple Chocolate Fudge Protein Brownies are chocolatey and delicious, yet low sugar, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan!
You know how when you’re reading a book and you come across a particular word that sticks in your mind, and not much later you hear it in a completely different scenario? That’s kind of what happened to me recently with protein bars. Ever since I made my first protein bars at home, I’ve noticed how many people buy them from the store. I feel like I see it everywhere — someone buying one from a vending machine, a muscle head chowing down on one on his way out the gym, a bar sitting on someone’s desk waiting to be eaten, someone in front of me at the checkout line buying bars in every flavor possible, etc etc etc. I’m not going to lie, I did that myself… especially with Luna bars. My goodness those things they are addicting.
But why buy those expensive, sugary, processed products when you can make a healthy version at home? A healthy version that tastes even better than anything inside a plastic wrapper can provide.
These Triple Chocolate Fudge Protein Brownies taste like a serious diet-buster but they’re TOTALLY diet-approved.
- 128g (½ cup) Roasted Almond Butter
- 1 cup + 2 tbs Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- 10 packets Natural Sweetener (organic stevia, Truvia, etc.)
- ½ tsp Liquid Stevia Extract
- ½ tsp Natural Butter Flavor
- 20g (¼ cup) Unsweetened Natural Cocoa Powder
- ¼ tsp Salt
- 144g (1½ cups) Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
- 168g (8 scoops) Chocolate Brown Rice Protein Powder (do not use whey)
- ⅓ cup Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Line a 9" brownie pan with parchment paper both ways and set aside (or 8" pan for thicker brownies).
Using a stand mixer, add the almond butter and milk to a large bowl and mix on low (don't use a whisk attachment).
Add the sweetener, stevia and butter extract.
Add the cocoa powder and salt.
Process the oats in a blender or food processor (I blended them to a coarse flour for texture), then add to the mixer. Add the protein powder (mixture should look like cookie dough).
When mixture is even, fold in the chocolate chips. Scoop into the prepared pan and flatten with the spatula (I used a pastry roller). Refrigerate covered overnight and slice the next day. Store covered and in the fridge.
Feel free to add ¼ teaspoon of instant coffee to the mix if you want a stronger chocolate flavor!
Each protein brownie has: 270 calories, 12g fat, 25g carbs, 6g fiber, 6g sugar, and 20g protein. I guess you can say I’m pretty darn happy right now. Compared to Lenny & Larry’s muscle brownies, my healthier homemade version has:
- 70 less calories
- ZERO cholesterol
- 18g less sugar
- 4g more fiber
- Alotta loooovee
All that for TRIPLE CHOCOLATE FUDGE BROWNIES.
Yes, believe it. Life is good.
Edit: Life is good with one of these Healthy Triple Chocolate Fudge Protein Brownies in your mouth hand.
Eat protein bars.
With love (and healthy dessert),
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