Weekend is to prepare a bunch of healthy snacks for the week days! Like a batch of these rich and dark healthy chocolate protein brownies made of oat flour and protein powder which is perfect for a post workout snack or as a dessert with less calories .Oh yes like just 100 calories per brownie, Can you believe?
Whoever said home made cooking is best for weight loss, take a bow, I know am not a stupid not to know this simple fact but sometimes you need constant reminders for simple facts when you absolutely get drowned in hell lot of tasks and when your fitness goals go and settle on your roof top that you yourself can’t see or reach them like for some 30000000000 days in a row. Am kind of having that not so meaningful but a not-so escapy(I know there is no word like this, but you see am telling you my tantrums )kind of situation in life from the past 30 days due to work and personal issues, so mostly it was salads from the office cafe or energy bars from those little kiosks, I know I made a better choice out there but either the salads or the bars that are available outside are not completely healthy in terms of calories and full of added preservatives or sugars etc. To take the guess work out there, am back to regular home cooking this month and also took a 30 days of clean eating challenge – means more of home cooking and less of cheat meals and strict portion controls, sounds great? I bet, these little challenges make our journey to weight loss a delightful experience.
So, It was a storm of cooking and baking over the weekend that I almost made 3 different batches of snacks. Also since sweets are the silent spoilers(glad I don’t have a sweet tooth though)for many of our weight loss goals, I decided to make few healthy treat so it can be useful for all of us. Who doesn’t love chocolate and a soft fudgy brownie? Hands down , I know all of you are there in the list:)
I baked my first batch of healthy protein brownies along with flour less chickpea blondies and triple berry almond energy bites(they all took less than 2 hours of my attentions and efforts, that easy!!), and for today lets talk all about these chocolate protein brownies because my face is so much stuffed with these little cuties which are
refined sugar free
refined flour free
Now tell me one reason not to try these in your kitchen this coming weekend!
And I am on a mission to bring back my 6 meals concept alive as part of my eating rules, so these sweet treats are a must in the plan as I give equal importance to snacking.they make my eating plan and fitness journey an enjoyable ride.This week,its all about chocolate,We all need some sweetness in life, Don’t we?
May your life get more sweeter and fitter with a batch of these 102 Calorie extra fudgy(am telling lies here) rich and awesome looking chocolate protein brownies, Rock on and take out your spatula !
- 1 Cup Oats
- 1 Scoop Protein Powder
- ½ Cup cocoa powder
- 1 Egg
- 1 Banana
- ½ Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips
- Pre-heat the oven to its maximum temperature and line a baking tray or a square cake tin.
- Grind the oats into fine powder and your oat flour will be ready.
- Combine oat flours, cocoa powder and protein powder and whisk together.
- In a separate bowl, add the wet ingredients like egg,mashed banana ,vanilla essence and almond milk, Whisk well until all combine together.
- Fold in the dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix well until no lumps are remained.Adjust little almond milk only if the batter is thick depending upon your oats flour texture and nature.
- Pour the mixture on to the baking tray or a square cake pan/tin and spread evenly to a desired level of thickness.
- Melt the coconut oil and chocolate chips together in a microwave and pour over the batter to form a silky and chocolaty layer(this is purely optional.
- Top it with your fav dry fruit as I have used goji berries.Also you can mix chia seeds in the batter to get that extra fiber and protein.Options are endless you see!
- Bake them for approx 20-30 min at 170-200 C by checking in between.
- Allow them to cool down and cut into squares and store in a air tight container. I would keep it in fridge for safer side.
- As always please use nutrition information as a general guideline as it is calculated from the online sources and to the best of my knowledge.
You could use 2 tablespoons of flax powder instead of egg and make it vegan.
I used chocolate flavored protein powder so it helped to give more chocolate texture.