What’s cooking Wednesday: Homemade Whey Chocolate Protein Bars

I hang out with a bunch of health nuts. I am totally fine with this (we are products of our environment after all), but it has put a damper on my baking. My friends and I constantly monitor macro-nutrient ratios; this leaves little room for empty calories in the form of sweets.

So, I’ve been playing around in the kitchen, and came up with a cool recipe for protein brownie bites. Each has about 60 kcals, 6 grams of protein, 8 grams of carbs, and 0.5 grams of fat. They aren’t half bad either… Nikhil, Arthur, and I annihilated a batch in only a couple of days.

Warning: these are not actual brownies, they are not terribly sweet, and they do have a ‘healthy’ taste and texture. But, we eat to live, and live to eat only on rare occasions.
Here’s the recipe (per Arthur’s request)…

Ingredients:
4 oz Almond Milk (unsweetened)
1/2 cup sucanat
4 egg whites
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
8 oz baby food (I used pears)
3 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 cup oat flour
3 scoops of vanilla whey powder (I used Isopure whey isolate)
walnuts (optional for garnish)

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1) Mix the wet ingredients in one container, and the dry ingredients in another

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2) Mix wet and dry ingredients all together in one container
3) Lightly spray 8×8 baking container with non-stick spray
4) Pour batter in baking dish
5) Allow to bake 40-45 minutes at 350F checking occasionally for consistency.
6) Garnish with walnuts

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7) Try with all your might not to eat the entire batch in one sitting. 😉

xoxo
-P

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