These Low-Calorie Chocolate Brownies Offer a Kick of Protein, Too
These Low-Calorie Chocolate Brownies Offer a Kick of Protein, Too
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    I know eating a brownie as a snack is in no way a healthy decision, but sometimes the chocolate cravings are so strong that you have to give in. So why not add a little nutrition to each fudgy bite? Then you'll feel better knowing it's offering a little something besides happiness. A cross between oatmeal cookies and brownies, these chocolaty bars are so insanely delicious that you won't even guess there's protein powder added to the batter. It gives these vegan brownies over five grams of protein, and since they're also made with flaxmeal, oats, and applesauce, you get a little fiber bonus, too. Protein-Packed BrowniesFrom Jenny Sugar, POPSUGAR Fitness Ingredients2 tablespoons flaxmeal 6 tablespoons water 1 cup white whole wheat flour 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 scoops plant-based protein powder (I used pea protein, about 1/2 cup) 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup brown sugar 2 cups oats (I used quick oats, but rolled oats works too) 2/3 cup canola oil 2/3 cup applesauce 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/8 cup chopped nuts 1 tablespoon mini semisweet chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli) Directions Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9-by-13-inch pan with cooking spray. In a small bowl, mix the flax meal and water together, and set aside. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, protein powder, baking soda, salt, brown sugar, and oats. Add the oil, applesauce, and vanilla, and mix until a thick dough forms. Press batter into the pan, top with nuts and chocolate chips, and bake for 15 to 18 minutes. Below is the nutritional info for 1 square. Information Category Desserts, Cookies Cuisine North American Yield 24 squares Total Time 15 minutes, 59 seconds Nutrition Calories per serving 145 Average ( votes): Print recipe

    Ingredients

    • 2 tablespoons flaxmeal 6 tablespoons water 1 cup white whole wheat flour 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 scoops plant-based protein powder (I used pea protein, about 1/2 cup) 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup brown sugar 2 cups oats (I used quick oats, but rolled oats works too) 2/3 cup canola oil 2/3 cup applesauce 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/8 cup chopped nuts 1 tablespoon mini semisweet chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli)

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 24
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 1 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 0 g 0.02%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0.01%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 0 mg 0%
    • Calcium: 0 mg 0.01%
    • Potassium: 1 mg 0.02%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0.03%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 0 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0.06%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
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    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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