When it comes to chocolate, I don't mess around. I love dark chocolate - the more chocolate the better. Some people shy away from dark chocolate or overly chocolate thing (whatever that means?!) but I go straight for them.
So which chocolate lover are you? Sweet and milk chocolate or dark and rich?
Regardless, I think we can all join hands and agree that these Double Chocolate Protein Brownies are a really winner.
Don't let these fool you. While double chocolate desserts are often synonymous with rich and decadent, these brownies pack all the decadence without the guilt. I've shared my love for fudge-like brownies in the past (with my Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies) but these are actually more towards the cake-like side of the spectrum.
The first time I made these I thought they were too good to be true. I experimented using Hemp Protein for the first time in these, a plant based protein I hadn't tried before. These are chocolaty, moist and best of all...each brownie is less than 10g of carbohydrates and only 3.5g of fat. THE DESSERT ANGELS ARE REJOICING!!
Or maybe it's just me rejoicing? Either way, do yourself a favor and whip up a batch of these ASAP. And if I can leave you with one final recommendation...these are sinfully delicious when paired with a scoop of ice cream. What more do you need in life?
No-Guilt Chocolate Brownies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 25-30 minutes
- 1/2 c. hemp protein, chocolate
- 1/3 c. cocoa powder
- 4 tbsp coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 c. nondairy milk (cashew, almond, etc.)
- 1 tbsp butter, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8x8 baking dish and then line with parchment paper, this will help the paper stay in place. You could skip the parchment paper but it makes removing the brownies from the pan SO much easier and less messy.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients and whisk together. Set aside. In a smaller mixing bowl, combine all wet ingredients, whisking together to combine. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until well incorporated. Pour batter into prepare baking dish, ensuring to level out the top of the brownies.
- Place in oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean after testing.
- Remove brownies from oven and allow to cool in baking dish for about 15 minutes. Cut into 9 equal brownies.
Nutritional Information (1 brownie)
85 calories - 4 g Protein, 9 g Carbohydrates (4 g Fiber), 3.5 g Fat