It’s no secret how much I love chocolate. Seriously. If you put a dessert in front of me that has even just a little bit of chocolate in it, it’s game over. To fill my love for chocolate I made a delicious batch of double chocolate fudge protein brownies. They are my absolute best brownie recipe yet. Hands down.
Seriously, when I say they are my best brownie recipe yet, I am not kidding you. It took quite a bit of self control not to eat all of them in one day. It only took me about 3 days :).
The crazy thing about these is that they are packed with protein, fiber and nutrients while still being crazy delicious. Between the eggs, greek yogurt, and Ascent casein protein, each brownie has just shy of 10 grams of protein.
And, all that fiber comes from using whole wheat flour (sub oat flour for gluten free) and black beans as the base. Yep, black beans. Trust me, you don’t even taste them but they give it such a rich and fudge-like texture.
Overall, this is a winner and I will be making it all the time from now on. Whether it is a quick pre-workout snack, or something I take with me on a long training ride, I can count on these to taste amazing and keep me fueled.
Double Chocolate Fudge Protein Brownies
These double chocolate fudge protein brownies are so decadent and delicious that you won't even be able to tell they are super healthy too!
Author: Spencer Miller aka MacroChef
Serves: 16 brownies
- 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed well
- ½ cup + 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¾ cup white/whole wheat flour (oat flour for gluten free)
- 2 scoops Ascent chocolate casein protein
- ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 3 whole eggs
- ⅓ cup coconut oil, melted
- ½ cup + 2 tbsp. honey
- ¼ cup milk (I used unsweetened almond)
- 2-4 tbsp. coconut sugar (depending on how sweet you like it)
- ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
- ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. salt
- Add black beans, Greek yogurt, eggs, melted coconut oil, honey, milk, coconut sugar, and melted chocolate to food processor. Blend until completely smooth.
- Now add dry ingredients: cocoa powder, flour, protein powder, baking powder and salt. Blend/process again until smooth.
- Add chocolate chips and pulse a few times to incorporate.
- Line a 9x9 glass baking dish with foil. Spray with nonstick baking spray. Pour batter into baking dish and spread evenly into the dish.
- Sprinkle with some chocolate chips on the top if desired. Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes. Be careful not to over-bake. I like leave mine a little underdone so they are more moist and fudge-like.
- Slice and enjoy!
Serving size: 1 brownie Calories: 200 Fat: 9 Carbohydrates: 25 Fiber: 5 Protein: 9