Because sometimes you just want a brownie! Now, that certainly is not a big deal from time to time. But if you’re left with an overwhelming feeling of guilt, then my recipe might be just perfect for you! There’s something about this rich and delicious treat that keeps it fresh in our minds … so let’s keep it off our waistlines by making a healthier version.
Typically when I write my recipes, I will just list a generic whey, casein or blended protein in the ingredients. However, every once in a while I come across a protein that I just can’t help but mention, and Jamie Eason’s signature protein line has led me to do just that! Enjoy!
Keeping our bodies in shape is hard work … and, yes it absolutely does mean making sacrifices when it comes to the foods that we choose to eat! However, the key is to still enjoy the foods that you love by simply recreating them into a healthy version. That’s what I’m here for! I’ll take the guesswork away from you and bring you new recipes each and every week! It’s all about being creative with good-for-you foods! As my trademark proclaims, I will always do my best to deliver to you: 100% Taste, 0% Guilt! It’s all here for you and ready to go. Each Alli’s Slim Pickins recipe provides detailed ingredients, nutritional information, and step-by-step instructions on how to prepare each mouth-watering meal! Come on, let’s make it happen…
DOUBLE CHOCOLATE BROWNIES
3 scoops Jamie Eason chocolate Whey Protein, or whey of choice
1 cup granulated stevia (or your preferred sweetener)
3/4 cup dark unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup whole wheat flour (or oat flour)
1/2 TB baking soda
2 TB instant coffee granules (optional)
1.5 cups pure pumpkin
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
5 TB coconut oil, liquid (or softened/melted)
1/4 cup egg whites
1 TB vanilla extract
1/3 cup cacao or dark chocolate chips
How to Prepare
1. Put the pumpkin, applesauce, egg, and egg whites into a large mixing bowl and let sit for a bit to get the chill out (this is so when adding the coconut oil, it doesn’t clump).
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8×8 pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
3. Put the dry ingredients (whey protein, stevia, cocoa, flour, baking soda, coffee) into a separate bowl and mix to blend.
4. Add the coconut oil and vanilla extract to the bowl with the pumpkin mixture. Mix well.
5. Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet mixture, stirring continuously. Whisk together (or use a hand blender if you have one) to get all the clumps out and make the batter nice and smooth. This might take a few minutes by hand. Once this consistency is reached, fold in the cacao chips with a spatula.
6. Pour batter into the greased pan and bake approximately 30-35 minutes (or until brownie edges pull away from the pan and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean). NOTE: if you like the consistency to be gooier, you can shorten the bake time. Remove from oven and let cool before cutting. Enjoy!
OPTION: Garnish with additional cacao chips (not included in below nutrition)
100% TASTE, 0% GUILT