I absolutely love brownies. I've posted a few other brownie recipes here before, one being a traditional fudgy brownie made with red fife flour, and the second was a no bake brownie made mainly from cocoa powder, dates, and walnuts.
I have many more brownie recipes to come as well, both healthier versions and just for fun, straight up treat-time.
What can I say? I'm a massive fan.
These brownies are gluten-free, sweetener-free, and are PACKED full of nutrition. They've got:
- Fibre (that's 6.8 grams per square)
- Protein (also 6 grams. Not bad for a healthy brownie!)
- & Antioxidants
They also have an irresistible super-soft texture. Make them and you'll know exactly what I mean.
This really is a no-fuss recipe, it's so simple. Just a hanful of ingredients and your food processor. There's no baking involed. Toss all the ingredients into your food processor (or high speed blender) and blend for about 1 minute or until a nice soft dough. Press into a pan or shape the into brownie squares and refrigerate...or eat them straight away! Done + done.
Just be sure to use a good protein powder that you really enjoy the taste of. I can't stress this enough. If you don't like the taste of the powder you likely won't enjoy the taste of what you are baking.
If you give this recipe a try, let me know! Leave a comment and don't forget to tag a picture #ediblesoundbites on Instagram so I can see your creations. I love seeing what you come up with. Cheers, friends!
Raw Protein Brownies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Keywords: food processor raw snack dessert gluten-free protein soy-free sugar-free vegetarian vegan option cacao powder dates protein powder almond milk bars brownies
Ingredients (4 small brownies)
- 1/4 cup + 1 1/2 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 4 medjool dates
- 2 Tbsp gluten-free oat flour
- 2 Tbsp vanilla whey protein powder (I used North Coast Naturals vanilla Iso Protein 100)
- 2 tsp coconut flour
- 2 Tbsp unsweetened almond milk
Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend into a soft dough.
Press the dough into the corner of a square baking pan. We're using the baking pan to form the dough into 1 large square (about 1 inch in thickness) that can be cut into 4 individual brownies. The dough will not fill the whole pan. Alternatively, you can divide your dough into 4 balls and then press into squares.
Place in the fridge for about 30 minutes before slicing if using the baking pan method.
Keep stored in the fridge in an airtight container or wrapped individually in foil.
To make vegan just sub out the whey protein powder for your favourite vegan vanilla protein.
per square (out of the 4 small ones): 190cals, 44g carbs (out of which 6.8g is fiber!), 6g protein and 1.9g fat.