Healthy Protein Brownies

Mar 10, 2021 | Desserts, Gluten-Free, Recipes, Snacks

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These are seriously the best HEALTHY PROTEIN BROWNIES! Super fudgy (but not stick to your teeth fudgy), dark, rich, easy to make, gluten-free, and full of protein. The perfect on the go snack!

healthy protein brownies

Satisfy your chocolate craving while nourishing your body with these healthy protein brownies. They’re made with wholesome ingredients such as ground oats, Greek Yogurt, and maple syrup. Chocolate protein powder is added for extra protein, making these the perfect after workout snack.

Plus you will not believe how delicious these are! They’re moist and fudgy- they remind me of actual pieces of fudge. My husband prefers these over traditional brownies and my son doesn’t even realize that they aren’t traditional brownies.

Make them today and you will not regret it! The recipe is easy and doesn’t take a lot of time. So let’s talk ingredients.

Healthy Protein Brownie Ingredients

protein brownie ingredients

To make delicious and healthy protein brownies, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Dark Chocolate Chips– I use Ghirardelli 60% cocao chocolate chips, which results in super rich brownies. But feel free to use whatever chocolate chips that you prefer.
  • Olive Oil– A very small amount of olive oil helps to keep these brownies extra moist.
  • Oat Flour– Oat flour is sold in stores, but it’s also super easy to make at home. Simply blend old-fashioned oats in a high-speed blender until the oats become a fine powder (about 30 seconds to a minute). Store your oat flour in an air-tight container for up to three months. 
  • Cocoa Powder– I used natural cocoa powder, although dutch process will work as well.
  • Chocolate Protein Powder– I used this chocolate protein powder that’s sweetened with stevia. Feel free to use your favorite brand, although the final result of the brownies will vary depending on your protein powder.  
  • Baking Powder– Baking powder helps the brownies to rise.
  • Salt– A touch of salt is necessary for flavorful brownies, so don’t forget it.
  • Eggs– You will need 2 large eggs for this recipe.
  • Greek Yogurt– Be sure to use plain unsweetened yogurt. I used non-fat but low fat works too.
  • Maple Syrup– Maple syrup is used to sweeten the brownies instead of processed sugar.
  • Vanilla Extract– Pure vanilla extract is best but imitation works as well.

How to Make Healthy Protein Brownies

protein brownie batter

Follow these instructions and you will have heathy protein brownies in no time:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line an 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper. Lightly coat the parchment paper with non-stick spray.
  • Place half a cup of chocolate chips and the olive oil in a microwave safe container. Microwave the chocolate and oil together in 20 second intervals until the chocolate is melted, stirring after each interval. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, measure and sift together the oat flour, cocoa powder, protein powder, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • Ina medium size bowl whisk together the eggs, Greek yogurt, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
  • Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and mix together until smooth. Stir in the remaining half a cup of chocolate chips.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and sprinkle on additional chocolate chips if desired. Bake for 20-22 minutes. Brownies are done when the edges are set and the middle isn’t quite set yet. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely in pan. The brownies will finish setting in the pan. Do not overbake.
  • Remove the brownies from the pan and cut into 12 rectangles. Enjoy!

healthy protein brownies

Tips for making the best brownies

  • An Aluminum baking pan works best for baking brownies.  Aluminum heats up quickly and evenly, ensuring that your brownies come out perfectly every time.
  • Line your brownie pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick spray.
  • Do not overbake. The brownies will seem a little underdone in the middle but will finish setting in the pan.
  • Allow the brownies to cool completely before cutting.

Want more healthy dessert recipes?

Check these out!

Healthy Carrot Cake

Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

Light Pecan Pie Bites

Low Fat Vegan Peanut Butter Pudding

Please let me know how you like the healthy protein brownies in the comments! I love to hear from you and your star ratings encourage others to give the recipe a try.

Enjoy!

Crystal

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5 from 14 votes

Healthy Protein Brownies

This is one of the best healthy protein brownie recipes that you will find! Super fudgy (but not stick to your teeth fudgy), dark, rich, easy to make, gluten-free, and full of protein. The perfect on the go snack!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: chocolate, gluten free, high protein
Servings: 12
Calories: 223kcal
Author: Crystal Yentzen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips, divided or chocolate chips of choice
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup oat flour*
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup chocolate protein powder*
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt, plain
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line an 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper. Lightly coat the parchment paper with non-stick spray.
  • Place half a cup of chocolate chips and the olive oil in a microwave safe container. Microwave the chocolate and oil together in 20 second intervals until the chocolate is melted, stirring after each interval. Set aside.
  • Ina large bowl measure and sift together the oat flour, cocoa powder, protein powder, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • Ina medium size bowl whisk together the eggs, Greek yogurt, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
  • Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and mix together until smooth. Stir in the remaining half a cup of chocolate chips.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and sprinkle on additional chocolate chips if desired. Bake for 20-22 minutes. Brownies are done when the edges are set and the middle isn't quite set yet. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely in pan. The brownies will finish setting in the pan. Do not overbake.
  • Remove the brownies from the pan and cut into 12 rectangles. Enjoy!

Notes

  1. Oat Flour– Oat flour is sold in stores, but it’s also super easy to make at home. Simply blend old-fashioned oats in a high-speed blender until the oats become a fine powder (about 30 seconds to a minute). Store your oat flour in an air-tight container for up to three months. 
  2. Chocolate Protein Powder- I used this chocolate protein powder that sweetened with stevia. Feel free to use your favorite brand, although the results will vary slightly. 
  3. Store your brownies covered at room temperature for up to 4 days or in the refrigerator for up to a week. Protein brownies freeze well for up to 2 months. 

Nutrition

Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 261mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 42IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 1mg

12 Comments

  1. Meryl

    Love that these are a healthier version! So delicious, thanks for the recipe!!

    Reply
    • Crystal Yentzen

      You are welcome! I’m so glad that you enjoyed protein brownies as much as me!

      Reply
  2. Natalie

    5 stars
    These brownies look amazing. I love that you used oat flour here. I’m saving the recipe to try. Yum! Can’t wait.

    Reply
    • Crystal Yentzen

      Thank you so much! You would never guess that it’s oat flour and not regular all-purpose flour.

      Reply
  3. Kayla

    5 stars
    Yum! I would never think to add greek yogurt to my brownies but this was soo soooo good! I sent them with my husband in his lunch and he was full the rest of work!

    Reply
  4. Anaiah

    5 stars
    I loved these healthy protein brownies! So rich and decadent but with added nutrition. That’s the way to to go when making your sweet treats! It’s the perfect afternoon pick me up.

    Reply
  5. Daniela

    5 stars
    Loved this recipe for healthy protein brownies. Very easy to follow and they taste amazing!

    Reply
  6. Tavo

    5 stars
    Great recipe! This is becoming by new no-guild dessert recipe! So delicious!

    Reply
  7. Marinela

    5 stars
    A delightful high-protein dessert! These healthy brownies with perfect fudgy texture are the best on-the-go snack. Thank you for sharing!

    Reply
    • Crystal Yentzen

      Thanks! And yes they do make a great on the go snack. I will often have one after a workout.

      Reply

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