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Delicious protein boosted brownies that are the perfect combo of a cakey outside and a rich fudgy center. And, it's your lucky day — this chocolatey goodness comes together minutes!
Almost 6 years ago, I tweaked a delicious brownie recipe to test out a digital cooking scale I was reviewing. The brownies were the perfect texture. Not too chewy. Not too cakey. Just perfect!
My ideal brownie has almost a fudge-like center but kind of cake-like on the outside and these fit the bill. Dense brownies aren't my thing.
I want melt in your mouth goodness!
Since these days I'm trying to add more protein and fewer carbs to the foods I eat, a change to this recipe was in order. To boost the protein in these homemade brownies I added TB12 Plant-Based Protein.
Just one scoop of this protein powder has 24g of protein so just by using this instead of all cocoa powder each brownie has an extra 3 grams of protein. Not too shabby!
Plus we also lessened the carbs by using zero calories and zero net carbs sweeteners. Next time, I am considering almost using an almond flour mixture to lessen the carbs even more!
My favorite thing about these brownies is that they still taste great even if you don't gobble them all up the first day (which is hard not to do). Everyone loved them!
A Little About TB12 Plant-Based Protein
TB12 is Trom Brady's organization whose goal is to help people perform their very best (physically and mentally) through top nutrition and training. They believe you should fuel your body the right way and so they developed a clean plant-based protein powder.
TB12 Plant-Based Protein is great for post-workout recovery or just as a daily protein supplement. It's made right here in the USA from sustainably grown pea crops.
To me, mixed with water TB12 Plant-Based Protein has a very creamy texture and a taste that I thought would blend well with baked goods. Or, even a milkshake!
I love that a serving only has 1 net carb making it easily low carb and keto friendly.
That's right it has no sugar in it which in my opinion made it a great candidate for these homemade brownies.
To me, it was the perfect choice for this recipe because the chocolate TB12 Plant-Based Protein just has pea protein, cocoa, and some other natural ingredients. You get the great chocolate taste with great nutrition. That's a win in my book!
Homemade Brownies with Plant-Based Protein
Delicious protein boosted brownies that are cakey on the outside with a rich fudgy center. This chocolatey goodness comes together minutes!
- 1 cup butter melted
- 1 cup zero calorie white sugar
- 1 cup zero calorie brown sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup Chocolate TB12 Plant-Based Protein
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- chocolate chips optional
- 3 tbsp butter melted
- 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/2 cup zero calorie confectioners sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9 x 13 baking pan with parchment paper.
In a large saucepan, melt 1 cup butter. Remove from heat and let cool. Stir in white sugar and 2 tsp vanilla extract. Lightly beat eggs in a separate bowl and stir into mixture until just combined.
Fold in the remaining dry ingredients for the brownie batter. Scoop batter into the pan and level. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Combine all ingredients and stir until smooth with a fork. Glaze the brownies as soon as they come out of the oven. If using, sprinkle with chocolate chips. Enjoy!
Be careful not to overbake or overmix!
Why Plant-Based Protein?
Peas are rich in lysine, arginine and many other vitamins and minerals with very little carbs, fats, or calories.
A study has shown that pea protein actually promoted muscle growth as effectively as whey protein when both protein powders were paired with a resistance training plan.
Plus plant-based protein is environmentally friendly! They require fewer resources to produce and create less waste than animal-based proteins.
Have you tried a plant-based protein yet?
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