Chocolate Cherry Protein Brownies
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Makes 9 brownies (one 7" square pan).
Serves: 9
  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 Greek yogurt.
  4. Add whey protein, cacao, sea salt, and date sugar. Mix well.
  5. Fold in cherries.
  6. Pour batter into pan, and bake for about 30 minutes. A toothpick inserted won't be completely clean, but the brownies should be cooked well enough. If in doubt, underbake! The brownies will be too dry if you overbake them.
  7. Let cool slightly.
  8. Cut into 9 brownies, and enjoy!
  9. Store in the refrigerator.
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. (See my Recipe Basics video for examples of what goes wrong when you use the wrong protein powder.)

If you'd like fudgier brownies and don't mind the added fat, include ¼ - ⅓ almond butter (or any other smooth nut butter). Add it with the applesauce and Greek yogurt. Note that you may need a longer bake time.

I tried this with fresh cherries and also with frozen cherries. Frozen (thawed) work fine; just be sure to drain them well (again after you chop them).

I used black cherry concentrate for the plate drizzle here.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 brownie Calories: 77 Fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 8g Sugar: 6g Fiber: 1g Protein: 10g
Recipe by Andréa's Protein Cakery at