Fudgy Protein Brownies – Amazing, Healthy, Low Calorie!

16 pieces
30 min

Just amazing Fudgy Protein Brownies that are actually healthy and low calorie! These fudgy chocolate protein brownies use protein powder, monk fruit, peanut butter and sugar free melted chocolate; No sugar, butter or oil needed!

Okay this might actually be protein brownie goals right here; It’s rich and fudgy like you want any brownie to be, but also low calorie and sugar free and healthy overall.

It took 3 attempts and lets just say those first 2 were very bad fails. Ended up having protein bars instead of brownies.

This third one was so good I indulged in 3 of these just after shooting them because I couldn’t wait any longer.

Ingredients for Healthy Fudgy Protein Brownies

These fudgy chocolate protein brownies are made with a few healthy ingredients, and have no eggs, no oil, no sugar and gluten free too; The perfect chocolate protein powder recipe!

  • Chocolate Protein Powder needed for high protein brownies and also replaces most of the ‘sugar’. See below for details here.
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, or Raw Cacao Powder (HAYLSKITCHEN.15OFF to save on Kiva Cacao)
  • Gluten Free (All Purpose) Baking Flour – or a regular all purpose flour
  • 1:1 Zero Calorie Sugar Substitute – I use Lakanto, to keep this recipe sugar free; (code HAYLSKITCHEN for a discount here too)
  • Non-fat Greek Yogurt contributes to the oil-free part of these high protein brownies since it adds the moisture, and also extra protein
  • Almond Milk or regular milk
  • Baking Soda
  • Creamy Peanut Butter (no butter or oil to keep this recipe low fat)
  • Sugar free Chocolate Chips or Chopped Chocolate – I use sugar free ones from Lakanto here (HAYLSKITCHEN for a discount here as well). Lily’s is another sugar-free option!

What Protein Powder to use?

Baking with protein powder can be tricky, and the best protein powder I’ve found for this is a whey-caesin blend Quest Nutrition; I used their Chocolate Milkshake protein powder for this recipe.

I haven’t tried Whey protein, pea protein or other plant based ones, so I can’t say how those would work here.

Be sure to use a chocolate protein powder sweetened with stevia or monk fruit if you want a proper sugar free brownie recipe.

Fudgy Protein Brownies – Amazing, Healthy, Low Calorie!
Recipe details
  • 16  pieces
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • ½ cup Chocolate Protein Powder, 45g, about 1½ scoops
  • ½ cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, or Cacao Powder, 40g
  • 58 g 1:1 Gluten Free Baking Flour, see post for subs
  • ¼ cup Zero Calorie 1:1 Sugar Replacement, 48g
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • ¾ cup Non-fat Greek Yogurt, 170g
  • ½ cup Unsweetened Almond Milk, 120ml
  • ¼ cup Creamy Peanut Butter, 64g, see post for subs
  • 3 Tbsp Chocolate Chips, Melted, 42g, Sugar-free recommended below

Preheat oven to 350°F and line an 8” x 8” brownie pan or baking dish with parchment paper.
In a bowl, whisk chocolate protein powder, unsweetened cocoa powder, gluten free flour, zero calorie sugar replacement and baking soda.
In a large bowl, whisk together Greek yogurt and almond milk.
Add dry mix to wet, and gently fold until just combined.DO NOT OVER-MIX or protein powder will make the brownie dense.
(Melt chocolate chips: Place in microwave safe bowl and heat for about 30 seconds. Stir to melt completely, then let cool about 2-3 minutes).
Add in peanut butter and melted chocolate and fold.Batter should be thick.
Transfer batter into pan, smoothen with a spatula or back of spoon.
Bake for 20-22 minutes or until the top is set. Toothpick inserted into the center should come out mostly dry.
Remove from oven and let cool completely.Cut into slices and enjoy!
  • Nutrition details, product recommendations, alternate ingredients, tips and storage options are available on my website: https://www.haylskitchen.com/fudgy-protein-brownies/
Haylee Jane Monteiro
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