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.

protein brownies Recipe

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. Ed says

    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. Tasha says

    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. Sharon says

    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. Katelyn says

    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.

    • Rick says

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

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