Sunday, October 18, 2015

Best Protein Brownie EVER



These are honestly the BEST protein brownies I have ever had. And I have tried a lot of them in my search haha! ...the things I have to do for you ;) quit twisting my arm!

On an unrelated note, we just finished my new garage gym... yeah our old gym room was beautiful and all but it was the best room of our house and we never used our garage. It is a tiny (for a garage) 9.5 ft by 17 ft. You cannot fit a normal SUV in there! So this will allow us an extra gameroom/guest bedroom in the old gym room. And this new garage gym will now hold a rower too! And more weights! WOOT!

Before, unused garage




I actually did not almost post this brownie recipe. Originally, I had forgotten an important (and high calorie) key ingredient the first time I put this recipe in to check the macros. They were better before I remembered ummm yeah that solid nonsweetened chocolate needs to be in there. So I was kind of not as impressed afterward. But the recipe is really good, even if the total calorie to protein ratio is not my ideal 10:1. These are something you can serve to the whole family. Nobody will know any differently!


The BEST Protein Brownie EVER 

Serves 8 

Ingredients
8.00 tbsp Margarine Spread
2.00 eggs, Egg- Whole Large
1.00 Scoop (30g), Whey Protein (I used Optimum Nutrition Extreme Milk Chocolate)
2.00 oz, Baking chocolate, unsweetened, squares
0.50 cup, Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
0.25 tsp, Salt, table
0.50 tsp, Vanilla extract
1.00 cup, No Calorie Sweetener (I used Splenda)


Directions
Preheat the oven to 325*F. Melt the margarine and baking chocolate together in a microwave safe bowl, stirring every 30 seconds. In a stand mixer, beat together the eggs, sweetener, and vanilla. Stream in the melted margarine and chocolate until combined. Stir in half the chocolate chips. (You can also sub in PB chips for this half and it is amazing!) Add in the salt and protein powder. Spray an 8x8 oven safe pan with nonstick cooking spray and place in the oven for 30 minutes. Top with the other half of the chocolate chips while the brownies are still hot. Note- you can double this recipe and use a 13x8 pan for a larger crowd or all your brownie needs for the week haha!








Nutritional information per serving
a one inch square
Nutrition Facts
Servings 8.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 209
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15 g23 %
Saturated Fat 7 g33 %
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 48 mg16 %
Sodium 224 mg9 %
Potassium 75 mg2 %
Total Carbohydrate 13 g4 %
Dietary Fiber 1 g5 %
Sugars 8 g
Protein 6 g12 %
Vitamin A8 %
Vitamin C0 %
Calcium2 %
Iron8 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.