Fudgy Protein Brownie Recipe

There is nothing more disappointing than a dry arse brownie… Unfortunately, the addition of whey protein powder can result in this more often than not. I have tried this recipe with both whey protein powder and beef protein powder and I prefer the latter as it provides a fudgy texture to the brownie. While I wouldn’t use beef protein powder for everyday, it is amazing for baking and many sites sell it in sample sachets so you don’t need to fork out for a massive bag! 🙂

 

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Ingredients (for a single serving)

  • 10g ultra fine oats
  • 6g beef protein
  • 6g cacao powder
  • 10g sukrin gold
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • a pinch of coffee granules
  • 30g fat free greek yogurt
  • 1 egg white

 

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  2. Grease small loaf tin or cupcake cases
  3. Add all of the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl
  4. Whisk the yogurt and egg white into the bowl
  5. Transfer the mixture into the loaf tin
  6. Bake for approximately 12-15 minutes

 

 

Macros

  • Calories 122
  • Carbs 19.9g
  • Fat 1.8g
  • Protein 15.1g
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Healthier Peanut Butter Salted Caramel Protein Brownies

Now that it’s nearly Christmas, salted caramel flavoured products are everywhere. Here is a recipe for healthier peanut butter salted caramel brownies which also will help you to your daily protein and fibre goals.

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Ingredients

Brownies

 

Filling – peanut butter ‘salted caramel’

  • 15g peanut butter
  • 7g date nectar (Beloved)
  • approx. 2 drops of salted caramel essence

 

Method

  1. In a bowl, mix together the beef protein, whey protein, coconut flour, oat flour, sugar substitute, VitaFiber, psyllium husks, baking powder and cinnamon
  2. Add approx. 50ml of water and the coconut oil to the mixture and whisk
  3. Add in the egg and continue to whisk
  4. Mix in the peanut butter and salted caramel essence
  5. If the mixture is too stiff to whisk, add more water
  6. Transfer the mixture to a greased tin and bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 12-15 minutes
  7. While the brownies are in the oven, mix together the peanut butter, date nectar and salted caramel essence in a bowl with a few drops of water until smooth
  8. Once the brownies have cooled, slice into six and then slice each one again horizontally
  9. Sandwich the brownies together using the filling and enjoy!

 

 

Skinny Bakery Review

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The Skinny Bakery sent me a selection of their products to review. The products are lower in calories than the traditional bakery item and overall, I really enjoyed all of the products sent. All of the packets are sold at £2.95 and contain several little bites. I think that this is a great idea as they can be enjoyed as a small snack or the whole packet can be demolished without heavily denting your calorific intake!

 

 

Chocolate Pearls

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The chocolate pearls were like small circular brownies with a gooey chocolate frosting on top. The texture cake was quite dense and fudgy – delicious. The pearls are made with yogurt and tofu which I think gave them a very slight aftertaste but it was enough to put me off.

Typical values (per 85g pack): 208 Calories, 30g Carbohydrates (14g Sugars), 6g Protein, 8g Fat. (per 100g): 245 Calories, 32g, Carbohydrates (19g Sugars), 7g Protein, 9g Fat.

Ingredients: low fat yoghurt (25%) (skimmed milk, live active yoghurt culture), sugar, wheat flour, water, egg, tofu (21%) (filtered water, soybeans, isolated soy protein, gluconolactone, calcium chloride), cocoa powder, vegetable oil, dark chocolate (sugar, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, emulsifier: soya lecithin, natural vanilla flavour), baking powder (wheat flour, sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate)

The chocolate pearls are available to buy here.

 

Double Chocolate Meringue Cookies

The chocolate meringue cookies couldn’t be more true to their name. The cookies had the light texture of a meringue but they fell apart in your mouth like a cookie of high quality does. These were my favourite out of all of the Skinny Bakery items.

meringue cookiesTypical values (per 40g pack): 141 Calories, 26g Carbohydrates (24g Sugars), 4g Protein, 2g Fat (per 100g): 353 Calories, 65g Carbohydrates (61g Sugars), 10g Protein, 5g Fat.

Ingredients: egg white, icing sugar (sugar, anticaking agent: tricalcium phosphate), sugar, cocoa powder, wheat flour, organic dairy-free dark chocolate (cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, emulsifier (sunflower lecithin)), cream of tartar.

The double chocolate meringue cookies are available to buy here.

Mini Coconut Bites

The coconut bites had a soft texture and were easy to eat unlike others coconut bites I have tried previously. The coconut flavour is followed by a sweetness from the apple which I love. These coconut bites only have five ingredients which I think is amazing considering how nice they taste!

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Typical values (per 100g serving): 212 Calories, 30g Carbohydrates (12g Sugars), 5g Protein, 7g Fat.

Ingredients: apple, wholegrain jumbo oats, prunes, organic desiccated coconut, peanut butter (Roasted peanuts whole skin on)

The mini coconut bites are available to buy here.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

The cookies were more like biscuits in my opinion. They had a nice crisp crunch to them and they would be perfect for dunking in your tea or coffee (if that’s your thing!) but I personally found them to be the least exciting product of the bunch. Don’t me wrong, the cookies were very nice but I think I preferred the other items more! I did think it was cute how the pack came with a variety of shaped cookies.

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Typical values (per 50g pack): 187 Calories, 37g Carbohydrates (18g Sugars), 4g Protein, 2g Fat (per 100g): 374 Calories, 75g Carbohydrates (36g Sugars), 8g Protein, 4g Fat.

Ingredients: wheat flour, sugar, egg, organic dairy-free dark chocolate (7%)(cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, emulsifier (sunflower lecithin)), partially inverted sugar syrup, vanilla extract (Water, Ethanol, Vanilla Extract), sodium bicarbonate.

The chocolate chip cookies are available to buy here.

Sweet Potato Brownies

The sweet potato brownies were very moist and chocolatey. If you’ve made sweet potato brownies at home, then you know that you can still taste the sweet potato but it’s a taste I personally like.sweet potato

Typical values (per 85g pack): 189 Calories, 24g Carbohydrates (16g Sugars), 6g Protein, 8.5g Fat. (per 100g): 222 Calories, 28g, Carbohydrates (19g Sugars), 6g Protein, 10g Fat.

Ingredients: Sweet Potato, Egg, Chocolate (sugar, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, emulsifier: soya lecithin, natural vanilla flavour), dates (dried dates, rice flour), Almonds, Cocoa Powder, Sodium Bicarbonate.

The sweet potato brownies are available to buy here.

Sweet Deceits Chocolate Fudge Brownie Kit Review

 

 

The lovely people at Sweet Deceits kindly sent me one of their Chocolate Fudge Brownie kits to try out.

 

What’s inside?

The kit comes with a tray to make your brownies in, a bag of the dry ingredients and a bag of coconut oil, as well as detailed instructions. The only ingredients which are needed as extra are two large eggs.

 

Ingredients

The brownies only contain raw cacao powder, coconut oil, coconut flour, dried coconut blossom nectar and eggs. This means that they’re gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free so they can be incorporated in a range of different diets.

 

Nutritional Information

Per 35g serving: Energy 616kJ, 147.4kcal, Fat 7.4g, of which saturates 7.1g,Carbohydrate 17.0g, of which sugars 14.4g, Fibre 1.5g, Protein 2.3g, Salt 0.1g

 

The Verdict

I have to say that the kit was extremely easy to follow and I think it is pretty much fool proof – even my boyfriend would be able to make these (sorry Craig)! The brownies came out delicious and you wouldn’t have guessed that they’re free from refined sugar as they taste just like, if not better than, normal brownies. The kit was also very quick as you only had to mix everything together with two eggs and then put in the oven for 25 minutes. The only negative is that the kits are quite expensive, priced at £6.99 but I think they are definitely worth it for a treat and they do make 8 large brownies. I would love to try out the rest of the range – especially the Raw Caramel Slice kit!

Add me on Snapchat to see some snaps of me making the brownies – emilygetsstrong!

The kits are available from the Sweet Deceits website below.

http://www.sweetdeceits.com/chocolate-fudge-brownies/