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by Christina Wilson

These healthy protein brownies are fudgy and moist and have about 6-7 grams of protein per brownie with much less sugar and fat than a traditional brownie!

They have a rich chocolate flavor from chocolate chips and cocoa powder, protein from the protein powder, Greek yogurt, and eggs, and are completely refined sugar-free, dairy-free, and grain-free.

Ingredients

Wet

  • 1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips divided
  • ½ cup refined coconut oil 
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup Greek Yogurt

Dry

  • ½ cup chocolate protein powder
  • ⅓ cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit. Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Combine 1 cup of the chocolate chips (keep the other 1/2 cup aside) and coconut oil in a bowl. Melt in the microwave using 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until fully melted.
  • Meanwhile, add the eggs and coconut sugar to a bowl or bowl of a stand mixer and beat together for about 1 minute.
  • Beat in the vanilla, and the chocolate once melted.
  • Add in the remaining dry ingredients, the Greek yogurt and beat until a smooth batter forms.
  • Fold in the remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate chips.
  • Add the batter to the prepared pan and bake for 22-28 minutes. 
  • Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then lift out and let cool before slicing. Enjoy!

 Notes

This was tested with a chocolate pea protein. If you use Ground Based Super Food protein pea powder, you’ll get a boost of green vegetables. Brownie points!

The eggs are essential to help bind all of the ingredients together and give these brownies some rise and a chewy texture. They also add about 18 grams of total protein which certainly is a win!

You can try subbing the almond flour for oat flour for a nut-free option. 

Coconut sugar helps keep these refined sugar-free, but any kind of granulated sugar will work here. If you prefer, you can use a sugar replacement to make these keto brownies.

Be sure to use refined coconut oil, which has no coconut smell or flavor. You can also sub for butter if you prefer.

Serving: 1brownies / Calories: 220kcal / Carbohydrates: 17g / Protein: 6g / Fat: 16g / Saturated Fat: 8g / Fiber: 2g / Sugar: 11g

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