I have been wanting to start a running club for me and my Hispanic friends and was brainstorming ideas on my run yesterday. I was bouncing around ideas on running and Spanish words and ended up thinking about brownies. Typical, always thinking about food.
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
1/4 cup stevia OR 1/2 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 egg or 1/3 cup egg whites
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup almond milk (start with 1/2 and add as needed until mix is like cake batter)
I used this NuNaturals stevia baking blend. If you use ‘real’ sugar double it to 1/2 cup. I bet these would be more moist/fudgey if you used honey!
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 almond milk and added more until it was like cake batter. It should be runnier than usual batter as the protein powder will soak up extra moisture.
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?