Brownies for Breakfast
One of the hardest things for me to resist is sweets. You could put a cheesy pizza, a plate of nachos and a mountain of french fries in front of me and my willpower wouldn’t even flinch. But throw a piece of cake in front of me and I might actually have to resort to throwing it back at you to avoid devouring it in one bite. So when the opportunity arises to eat chocolate goodies without disrupting my progress, I get really, like really, excited.
This morning, I had brownies for breakfast.
Yep, I really did. I modified Jamie Eason’s Chocolate Protein Bars recipe and behold: brownies that are not just delicious but fit my macro-nutrient requirements for an early day meal. Hallelujah!
I usually put the nutrition info at the end of a recipe, but this one is so rad, I’m putting it at the beginning so you can get just as pumped as I am!
1 Brownie = 96 Calories, 1.4g Fat, 12g Carbs (not sugar!), 10g Protein
*I had 2 servings for breakfast after my workout
- 1 cup oat flour (throw some dry oats in a food processor and grind to a flour consistency. Can sub almond or coconut flour too)
- 4 egg whites
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
- ½ cup Stevia
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 8oz unsweetened applesauce
- 3 tbsp baking cocoa
- 4oz water
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix dry ingredients (oat flour, protein powder, baking soda, salt, baking cocoa) together in a medium bowl.
- Mix wet ingredients (egg whites, Stevia, applesauce,water) together in a large bowl
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix together
- Spray cooking dish with a non stick butter spray and add batter to dish.
- Bake 20-30 minutes in oven.
- Cut into 8 equal portions, each one is 1 serving.