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High Protein Vegan Fudge Brownie Recipe

High Protein Vegan Fudge Brownie Recipe

Chocolate, check. Gooey-fudgy center, check. Vegan and healthy, check and check! With no complicated ingredients, this vegan protein brownie recipe is decadently fudgy and packs 13 grams of protein per brownie. 

Prepare this simple plant-based brownie recipe with cacao powder and your plant-based protein powder of choice in less than 30 minutes. This is a great recipe to add to your list of macro-friendly desserts. 

This gluten-free vegan brownie recipe can also be individualized based on your brownie preferences! Some additional ingredients to experiment with could be 1 cup of toasted nuts, coconut flakes, colorful sprinkles, or vegan chocolate chips (be aware this will alter the nutritional information provided below slightly). 

I also encourage you to add in some ground spices such as: ginger, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, or cardamom. Start off with ½ teaspoon of one or more of these ingredients, and simply taste the raw batter and decide if you’d like more.

A perk of vegan baking is getting to eat the raw batter and 'taste-test' to make sure it's to your liking. 

How to Prepare Chocolate Vegan Protein Brownies 

Prep Time: 10 minutes 

Cook Time: 22 minutes 

Servings: 12

Ingredients

4 tablespoon coconut oil 

1 ¼ cup cocoa powder

1 ¼ cup protein powder (vanilla or chocolate) 

1/2 cup almond flour 

1/2 cup maple syrup

½ tsp sea salt 

2 teaspoon vanilla extract or almond extract 

1 ½ teaspoon baking powder 

1 teaspoon cinnamon 

2 cup dairy-free milk 

Chocolate Ganache 

½ cup cacao powder

1 tablespoon coconut oil 

1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

½ teaspoon salt 

2 tablespoons maple syrup 

3 tablespoons dairy-free milk 

 

Tools

  • Baking Pan or Muffin Pan 
  • Cooking Spray or muffin liners 
  • Food processor
  • 1 large bowl and 1 small bowl
  • Spatula 
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons 

Step 1 : Preheat Oven 375 degrees and Mix all Dry Ingredients

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In a large bowl mix cacao powder, protein powder, almond flour, baking powder, and salt. You can use a vanilla or chocolate protein powder depending on how chocolatey you like your brownies.

Whatever flavor of protein powder you choose, make sure you purchase a brand that contains high-quality ingredients and little to no added sweeteners. We recommend Momentous Essential Plant-Based Protein, it is non-GMO and NSF sport certified.

Pro-Tip: Use natural and unsweetened cocoa powder to achieve fudgey goodness in any baked good.

Step 2: Mix all Wet Ingredients

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In a small bowl combine the maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla extract and dairy free milk until combined.

Step 3: Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients, Then Portion Batter into a Muffin Pan 

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Blend together the wet and dry ingredients with a whisk or spatula until uniformly mixed. Divide batter evenly into a muffin tin sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. 

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Step 4: Bake for 22 Minutes and Prepare Chocolate Ganache 

To prepare a quick vegan chocolate ganache, combine the cacao powder, coconut oil, vanilla extract, salt, maple syrup and dairy-free milk in a small bowl until smooth.

Typically to test if a baked good is done, you can gently press a toothpick into the center and if it is clean when pulled out, the baked good is is done. With fudgy brownies, we want the gooey center so the toothpick may come out a slightly sticky but should not be ‘wet’ looking. Bake these for 22 minutes then remove them from the oven cool completely and then remove from the pan and finish with the chocolate ganache. 

Top with a tiny pinch of extra sea salt and toasted walnut for extra flavor. 

Don't remove the brownies from the pan right out of the oven; they need to cool so their fudgy centers set. 

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Pro-tip: we opted to cook these in a muffin pan to save time but this recipe can also be baked in a 7 x 11 cake pan; this will increase the baking time to 40 minutes. 

Storing Your Protein Brownies

Store these brownies covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze them for later. 


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Vegan Protein Brownie Recipe

COOK TIME:

22 min

PREP TIME:

5 min

YIELD:

12

DESCRIPTION

This vegan protein brownie recipe is decadently fudgy and packs 13 grams of protein per brownie.

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 cup protein powder (vanilla or chocolate)
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or almond extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups dairy-free milk
  • Chocolate Ganache

  • 1/2 cup cocao powder
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons dairy-free milk
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • pinch of sea salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a large bowl mix cacao powder, protein powder, almond flour, baking powder, and salt. You can use a vanilla or chocolate protein powder depending on how chocolatey you like your brownies.

  2. In a small bowl combine the maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla extract and dairy free milk until combined.

  3. Blend together the wet and dry ingredients with a whisk or spatula until uniformly mixed. Divide batter evenly into a muffin tin sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Bake for 22 Minutes

  4. To prepare a quick vegan chocolate ganache, combine the cacao powder, coconut oil, vanilla extract, salt, maple syrup and dairy-free milk in a small bowl until smooth.

NUTRITION FACTS

Servings: 1 | Calories Per Serving: 200

  • Total Fat 10g
    13%
  • Cholesterol 0mg
    0%
  • Sodium 430mg
    19%
  • Total Carbohydrates 20g
    7%
  • Sugars 10g
    11%
  • Protein 13g
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C