25 October, 2016
This is my favorite protein bar with 6 g of protein and less than 3g of sugar per serve. When I run out of my vanilla protein powder, I use my partners’ chocolate flavoured powder to make these protein bytes. If you can’t stand the taste protein shake like me, give these a go and you’ll have no problem in getting your post workout protein in your body. Or they can be used as a snack.
Apart from it is high in protein, I have substituted butter with coconut oil and it turned out pretty OK. Chewy and chocolaty and most importantly, it camouflaged the protein powder really well.
This is a law carb protein bar but I call this a brownie, as I altered a regular brownie recipe and it looks a lot like one too. Brownies are very forgiving and so you can play with different fusions or mas-ups. Saying that I’m thinking of a cheese cake brownie that I always wanted to make.
Feel free to add your favourite nuts or replace oil with butter as long as you are aware of the sugar to protein ratio. Try to keep sugar level law and increase the fiber to make it low- GI.
These can be kept in an air tight container for a day or two but afterwards, these have to go in the fridge.
- 125g coconut oil
- 125g dark chocolate
- 2 eggs
- 3 egg whites
- 1/2 cup apple sauce
- 1/3 cup plain flour
- 1/4 cup Dutch cocoa powder
- 2 scoops of chocolate flavoured protein powder
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
- A handful of chopped walnuts
- Prepare a brownie pan by lining it with baking paper
- Preheat oven to 180°C
- Melt dark chocolate and coconut over a double boiler
- Lightly beat eggs and egg whites with vanilla and apple sauce
- Once the chocolate is melted, add the egg mixture followed by the dry ingredients
- Mix until just combined and fold in the nuts
- Pour into the prepared tin and bake until done for about 20 minutes
- Let cool on a wire rack and refrigerate in an air tight container