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Protein Brownies with M&Ms

A fudgy, gooey protein brownie recipe made with healthy fats and unrefined sugar with an added protein boost topped with mini M&Ms.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 292kcal
Author Amee

Equipment

  • 8x8 baking dish
  • Parchment paper

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour King Arthur Measure for Measure GF All-Purpose flour is a recommended choice for a gluten-free variation
  • ¼ cup chocolate whey protein
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips melted and cooled
  • ½ cup avocado oil
  • cup coconut sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup mini M&Ms
  • cooking spray I used avocado oil spray

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line the bottom of an 8x8 square baking dish with parchment paper and spray the pan with cooking oil spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, protein powder, cocoa powder, and espresso powder until blended.
  • Pour the chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute, stir, and continue microwaving in 30 second increments until chocolate is melted and smooth. Allow melted chocolate to cool to room temperature.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the melted chocolate, oil, and coconut sugar until smooth.
  • Then, stir in eggs, vanilla, and salt until mixed.
  • Fold in the flour mixture with a silicone spatula or sturdy wooden spoon until just combined and pour into the parchment-lined baking dish. Sprinkle with M&Ms and bake for 25 minutes. Cool and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 149mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg