Prot: 10 g, Carbs: 7 g, Fat: 6 g, Cal: 127

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I’ve been wanting to make Chocolate Fudge Protein Brownies for a while, but I was discouraged after my first chalky attempt. These, however, are completely redesigned and totally fudgey and delicious!

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As with most recipes using whey protein, the key is not to over-bake these brownies. Whey tends to stiffen up when over-baked, and we want to keep these soft. And since there are no eggs in this batter, a fudgey under-baked brownie is perfectly fine!

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Also, be sure to use a good natural chocolate whey protein. Nothing can ruin a recipe more than the taste of artificial flavors! I love the milk chocolate taste of True Athlete chocolate whey protein powder from the Vitamin Shoppe, and it makes for delicious Chocolate Fudge Protein Brownies!

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Another thing to note: these stay well for a good week in the fridge! I was just away for a few days, and wondered what they would taste like when I returned. Happy to say they made for a delicious breakfast this morning! :)

Enjoy!

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Chocolate Fudge Protein Brownies
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 9
  • Serving size: 1 brownie
  • Calories: 127
  • Fat: 6g
  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 10g
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Makes 9 brownies.
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325F (163C).
  2. Line a 7" square (or similarly sized) pan with parchment paper (if not using silicone).
  3. Mix applesauce and almond butter well.
  4. Add remaining ingredients, and mix well.
  5. Pour batter into pan, and bake for 16-18 minutes (just until firm).
  6. Let cool slightly.
  7. Cut into 9 brownies, and enjoy!
  8. Store in the refrigerator.
Notes
A note about substitutions: because each type of protein powder has a distinct flavor and texture when baked, I would not try substituting different types of protein powders in this recipe. If you'd like to use stevia in place of the date sugar, you'd save yourself a couple of grams of carbs per brownie.
And remember not to over-bake these brownies!
Also, almond butter can be made by processing almonds in a food processor.