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This Healthy Protein Brownies Recipe is so easy to make, moist, gooey, grain-free, and loaded with chocolate. I made it with almond flour, coconut sugar, and chocolate-flavored whey protein powder.

You may also like my flourless sweet potato brownies.

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My kids love brownies and I wanted to make some without refined flour or sugar and also add in some protein powder. These were fun and easy to make and are very flavorful. Rich in chocolate flavor, fluffy, and moist.

Recipe Highlight

  • Easy and Simple: making these brownies is easy with simple pantry staple ingredients.
  • Tasty and wholesome: these are so good and will keep you full and satisfied.
  • Perfect for all: Great for all ages, adults and kids.

Ingredients you will need

  • Almond Flour: I used blanched almond flour. If you prefer using oat flour you can.
  • Protein powder: any type of protein powder will work. If you prefer plant-based protein you can.
  • Dark sugar-free Chocolate chips: I sometimes use semi-sweet chocolate chips but any type you have on hand will work.
  • Coconut Oil: other oils will work like canola oil or olive oil
  • Eggs: I use 2 large eggs
  • Vanilla Extract: for added flavor
  • Baking Powder and cooking spray
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How to make it

  • Preheat oven: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8”x8” square pan with foil and coat with cooking spray.
  • Mix dry ingredients: In a medium bowl, mix together the almond flour, baking powder, and protein powder.
  • Melt the chocolate: Place 1 cup of the chocolate chips and the coconut oil in a bowl and microwave for 30-second increments until melted. Stir until smooth.
  • Add the coconut sugar to the chocolate mixture and stir until combined.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla to the chocolate mixture and stir until smooth.
  • Mix flour with chocolate mixture: Fold the almond flour mixture into the chocolate mixture until thoroughly incorporated.
  • Add batter to pan: Pour the batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle the remaining ½ cup chocolate chips over the top.
  • Bake: Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool, then cut into squares and serve.

Storing Recommendations

  • Storing: You can store leftover brownies in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 7 days.
  • Freezing: Want to freeze them? Place them in a freezer-friendly container and freeze for up to 3 months.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use Vanilla Protein Powder?

Yes. If you do not have any chocolate-flavored protein powder you can use vanilla and add about a tablespoon of cocoa powder.

Can I add more protein powder?

Sure. You can add up to 1/2 cup of protein powder for a bit more protein but I recommend you add an additional egg.

How do I store my protein brownies?

Protein brownies can be kept on the kitchen counter covered for a day and then I recommend you store them in the fridge in a sealed container for up to one week.

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4.74 from 69 votes

Protein Brownies Recipe

By: Rena
Servings: 12 squares
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
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Wholesome Protein Brownies that are loaded with chocolate, made with coconut sugar, almond flour, and protein powder.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 Cup Almond Flour
  • 1/3 cup Whey Protein, chocolate flavor
  • 1 Cup Dark sugar-free Chocolate chips , plus optional 1/4 cup for topping
  • Cup Coconut oil
  • 2/3 Cup Coconut sugar, or truvia
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8”x8” square pan with foil and coat with cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the almond flour, baking powder, and protein powder.
  • Place 1 cup of the chocolate chips and the coconut oil in a bowl and microwave for 30-second increments until melted. Stir until smooth.
  • Add the coconut sugar to the chocolate mixture and stir until combined.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla to the chocolate mixture and stir until smooth.
  • Fold the almond flour mixture into the chocolate mixture until thoroughly incorporated.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup chocolate chips over the top.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool, then cut into squares and serve.

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Notes

  • you may use plant-based protein powder.
  • allow the brownies to cool before cutting

Nutrition

Calories: 208kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 5gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 68mgPotassium: 19mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 48IUCalcium: 47mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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About Rena Awada

Hi, I’m Rena! Welcome to my blog. I am here to help you prepare delicious, light, fresh meals that your whole family will love!

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59 Comments

  1. I didn’t have almond flour and used whole wheat flour. I made this bcs I wanted other ways to incorporate protein into the diet. I would recommend lowering the sugar a little bit and maybe sticking w almond flour? Idk it was super cakey and not fudgey for me. I also reduced choc chups because I wanted to be healthy but NOPEEE big mistake

  2. 5 stars
    I made this today as a healthier option treat for my partner and I… we both really enjoyed it. The taste is absolutely amazing like a real brownie. And they were so quick to make. Next thought is subbing for white choc and maybe a Strawberry powder for a strawberey blondie kind of thing. Sounds delish in my head.

  3. 4 stars
    I have trouble achieving the desired doneness when melted coconut oil is involved. That said, the flavor is great. I did add cocoa powder and peanut butter powder. I also reduced the sugar by half because I substituted Monk Fruit sweetener and I find it to be too sweet when used 1:1.

  4. 4 stars
    Rlyy good recipe definitely a keeper, I substituted truvia instead of coconut sugar. Very sweet and can taste the coconut oil but still rly good! Will make again.

    1. Agreed, 4g protein per serving does not warrant the label “protein brownie”. This is misguided junk food at best.

  5. 3 stars
    I made these with stevia instead of sugar for calorie reduction. They tasted nice but the coconut oil flavour is very evident, almost to the point of overpowering the chocolate. If you like a bounty bar these will be great but if not I would say sub the oil for butter, which is no more calorific tbh. Otherwise a good recipe