Healthy Protein Brownies Recipe

By Rena Awada | Updated On May 19, 2019

This Healthy Protein Brownies Recipe is super easy to make, moist, gooey, grain-free and loaded with chocolate. Made with almond flour, coconut sugar and best of all whey protein.

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Protein Brownies Recipe

What’s not to love about this Healthy Protein Brownies Recipe? It’s loaded with chocolate and the fact that it has some added protein is a huge plus. At least it is for me. I am always happy eating desserts that have added protein. We all look for an excuse to eat brownies and for me the added protein is a good enough excuse. What do you think?

My kids really love brownies and they also l0ve the fact that they are eating a healthy dessert! My son Sam gets a kick out of the fact that some of my desserts have protein and he thinks that the added protein will magically make him get muscles. Lol

If you don’t have any almond flour handy you can replace it with any other healthy flour you have handy. I may have to check on the exact conversions but you can use oat flour or whole wheat flour. I have some other brownie recipes coming soon that doesn’t require almond flour.

Protein Brownie Recipe

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How to make these Healthy Protein Brownies:

Protein Brownie Recipe

Healthy Protein Brownies Recipe

Grain Free Protein Brownies that are loaded with chocolate!
4.74 from 67 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 People
Calories: 274kcal
Author: Rena


  • 2/3 Cup Almond Flour
  • 1 Scoop Whey Protein chocolate flavor
  • 1 ½ Cups Chocolate chips divided use
  • ½ Cup Coconut oil
  • 2/3 Cup Coconut sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ Tsp Vanilla extract
  • cooking spray


  • 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 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 ½ 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.


Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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  1. Samantha says

    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

  2. Tamar says

    5 stars
    HELP! THIS IS TOO GOOD! Hubby loved them … came out so good!!!
    I made these last night and by the time my husband woke up this morning half the pan was gone! – we don’t have kids or anyone else living with us, so as you guessed I was the culprit
    I didn’t have all the ingredients so I had to make do …
    -1/4 cup of body fortress isolate protein (vanilla) only cause I want to get rid of it… next time i will be using unflavored optimum nutrition whey protein hope it comes out too!
    -had to replace coconut oil with olive oil, it was ok but deff could taste it so next time maybe grape seed?
    – honey instead of coconut sugar but I am wondering if I could use monk fruit instead
    and last I had to use a 8.5 circular pan cause I didn’t have 8*8 square
    I was wondering if maybe I should have added more protein powder cause I was eating way to much at a time or do I just need to learn self control

    • Michelle says

      Hi there!
      I have read threads on the past about brownie mistakes and brownie making and coconut sugar is a great sub for brown sugar, it gives a carmalized flavor like brown sugar . Brown sugar is what makes brownies chewy so if you use monkfruit they will be fudgy brownies instead so I would buy the coconut sugar if you really love chewy over fudgy brownies.
      Coconut oil really helps the chocolate melt nice and smooth if you are really adverse to buy it just sub it with butter and it will taste delicious and not oily.
      Also a mistake I made is I added two scoops and everyone complained that it tasted only like whey powder with bitter chocolate and nothing else so just follow the recipe and just double all the other ingredients if you want double the protein.

    • Rena says

      I haven’t made this with coconut flour so I am not sure how it will turn out. It is recommended to use a 1/4 cup of coconut flour for every one cup of almond flour. for this recipe, use just a bit under 1/4 cup.

  3. Stephanie says

    4 stars
    I had high hopes for these, but mine came out EXTREMELY oily. I know that all of the measurements I used were correct, so this was disappointing. I did not use whey protein powder; I used Ora Organics. Could that have made a difference? Perhaps the whey protein powder absorbs more oil?

    • Rena says

      Hi. That’s odd. I have made this a few times with no issues. I am wondering if its the protein you used? Sorry to hear this.

    • Rena says

      Hi Angie. About 2 heaping tablespoons. or 1/4 cup. Every brand has a slightly different sized scoop. Go with the tablespoons.

  4. Kevin says

    5 stars
    Thank you for this receipe!!! I use this protein called MRE Lite by Redcon1(best tasting protein and ive ever had and it’s all whole foods, not whey). They have this new S’mores flavor which is a very rich and smooth chocolate. I tweaked your recipe and made two different ones with the s’mores protein.

    1. Made a dark chocolate coconut, with dark chocolate chips(used 1 cup total, 3/4 cups in with 1/3 c coconut oil). I did only use 2 TBSP of coconut sugar in this instead of 2/3 cups. 1/4c remaining chocolate chips on top along with hemp seeds and milled flax seed. Then bake! (This we’re amazing!!!!)

    2. Did a semi sweet Chocolate chip s’mores one with using avocado oil instead (again 1 cup total chips and 1/3 c oil). Same toppings with hemp seed and milled flax seed. (These too are delicious!!)

    If my totals were calculated right:
    Calorie per serving drops from 274 to 200
    Protein per serving increases from 4g to 5g
    Carbs per serving drops from 24g and 20g sugar to 15g of carbs and 8g sugar
    Fats per serving drop from 18g to 15g

    Will be making these again!!

  5. Laura Doyle says

    Hi, I’m just wondering what brand of protein powder do you use? I use Phd and find it’s already very sweet, so wondering if there’s a need to add coconut sugar? Or does it provide other properties like binding everything together? Thanks

    • Rena says

      Hi Laura.
      I use optimum nutrition protein and I also use Orgain. If the protein you use is sweet enough you can skip on the sugar.

  6. Erika says

    What kind of chocolate chips did you use? I’d like to use Lillys chocolate to lower the sugar/carbs but I didnt know the nutrition facts for the chips in the recipe. Thanks 🙂

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