I have been wanting to start a running club for me and my Hispanic friends and was brainstorming ideas on my run yesterday. I came up with a few winners… I was bouncing around ideas on running and Spanish words and ended up thinking about brownies. Figures.
Anyway, if you give a mouse a cookie he’s going to ask for a glass of milk.
And if you give a Monican time to think about brownies she’s going to get hungry. And when she gets hungry she’s going to think of a recipe to bake brownies when she gets home.
And I did.
Protein Brownies Recipe
This healthy brownie recipe is probably paleo and gluten free and over-analyzer-eater approved. But don’t hold me to that. All I know is they are easy to make and not 84% sugar like most brownies.
3/4 cup chocolate protein powder
1/3 cup stevia OR 2/3 cup ‘real’ sugar (adjust depending on your protein powder’s sweetness)
1/2 cup almond butter (or peanut butter)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup egg whites or 2 eggs
1/2 to 3/4 cup almond milk (start with 1/2 and add as needed until mix is like cake batter)
1/2 tsp vanilla
I used this NuNaturals stevia baking blend. If you use ‘real’ sugar double it to 2/3 cup.
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Heat almond butter slightly in a microwave safe dish – 30 seconds or until easy to mix. Mix almond butter and stevia thoroughly. Add eggs, vanilla and almond milk. Mix protein powder, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl. Combine.
The batter was really thick so I started with 1/2 cup and added more until it was like cake batter.
Pour into very well greased 8×8 baking dish. Bake for 26 minutes or until set.
Cut. Eat. Repeat.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Optional: Slather with nutella but that defeats the purpose. Or does it…
Question: Did you read “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” as a kid?