Chocolate Banana Protein Brownies




I personally enjoy banana and chocolate together. I do feel, though, that it is a love or hate relationship. Luckily, these don't have an overwhelming banana flavor. I think the banana adds healthy moisture to these brownies. They are thick, rich, and full of healthy flavor. Enjoy!

Ingredients

4 egg whites
¾ cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk
¼ cup chocolate almond butter
½ cup banana, mashed
1 1/3 cup oat flour (or whole-wheat flour)
1/3 cup almond meal
¼ cup dark cocoa powder (or cacao powder)
¼ cup xylitol (or sweetener of choice)
2 teaspoons baking powder
dash of salt
Optional: Chocolate chips

Method

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a 9x9” baking dish with parchment paper.

2. Combine egg whites, milk, almond butter, and banana in a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth.

3. Add the remainder of ingredients to the mixing bowl and stir together until batter is well combined. Stir in chocolate chips, if desired.

4. Pour batter into the baking dish and smooth down with a spoon.

5. Bake in the oven for 26-30 minutes, or until center is cooked. Let cool for 20 minutes, slice into 16 squares, and serve immediately.

Makes 16 servings
1 serving is 1 square (without chocolate chips)

Macros for 1 serving
122 calories, 9.4g protein, 14.2g carbs, 4.1g fat, 2.1g sugar, 2.5g fiber

Nicolette’s Tips
* You can also use an 8x8” baking pan – increase the cooking time by 4-6 minutes.
* Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 4 days.


2 comments:

  1. These look great, Nicolette! I got my chocolate sweet tooth fired up now!

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  2. Thank you!! They sure will fix that sweet tooth!

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