So I was thinking back to those brownies I made before and how I really wanted to make a version with more protein per serving. My first thought was, “Well just add another scoop of protein powder- duh!” But honestly, that seemed like a boring cop-out (though it could easily be done) so I decided this time that yes, I would add another scoop but I would also play with making the batter slightly different. After all, who wants to eat the exact same brownies all the time?…on second thought, I retract that foolish question. Either way though, it’s fun to change things up!
And thus, the updated brownies were born! The texture is similar but I would say these are a little richer with the addition of banana and almond meal. I also made it a little simpler to make- no need to heat up the liquid ingredients in a pot anymore- just blend away! Yay blending!
If you haven’t tried baking with almond meal before you really should- it’s so fun to add to baking recipes because it adds great moisture to them and you can cut down on flour! Yummy~~!
Once again, the recipe makes 9 servings and the caloric breakdown is as follows (approx):
4.5 g fiber
Banana and Almond Meal Protein Brownies – Serves 9
1 Cup Almond Milk (unsweetened)
1/3 Cup Peanut Butter
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 TBSP Stevia Powder
1 Small Ripe Banana
2 Cups Puffed Wheat
1/4 Cup Old Fashioned Oats
2 Scoops Chocolate Protein Powder
1/4 Cup Almond Meal
1/2 Cup Cacao Nibs (unsweetened)
1/4 Cup Chopped Dates
Preheat oven to 350F.
Toss almond milk, peanut butter, cinnamon, stevia and banana in a blender and blend until smooth.
Mix puffed wheat, oats, protein powder, almond meal, cacao nibs and dates in a large bowl. Fold in blended mixture.
Pour batter in an sprayed 8x8in baking dish.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Cut into 9 servings and try not to eat it all in one go!