Healthy High Protein Red Velvet Protein Brownies are every fitness freak's favorite brownie recipe. These high-protein brownies pack up to twenty grams of protein per serving. These Sugar-free Brownies are the best Protein Powder Brownies you'll ever make.
Baking Chocolate Protein Powder Brownies is super simple and easy. Whey Protein Brownies are actually so easy to bake. All you need to do is add a scoop or two of chocolate protein powder to your regular brownie batter and you're done.
Many ask if they can add protein powder to the store-bought brownie mix. However, I do not recommend doing so as the store-bought brownie mix has a lot of flour, and when you add whey protein powder to it, your brownies will turn out dry.
The best Protein Brownies recipe
These high protein brownies does not taste healthy at all. They are chewy, fudgy and melt in your mouth good.
These healthy brownies will give you so much satisfaction, as they are low carb and high protein brownies recipe. Enjoy these high protein red velvet brownies to your hearts content without thinking about weight gain.
High Protein Workout Brownies
Being on a diet is difficult. The constant urge which you have to combat to eat good food. However I love to satisfy my carbs cravings with high protein snacks post workout everyday.
Why these workout protein brownies work
- super easy to make
- looks kinda gourmet
- made with simple pantry staple ingredients
- high protein low carb snack
- satisfies your sugar cravings
- Replenishes your body post-workout or training
- Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo, Keto Brownies
Ingredients needed to make Red Velvet Protein Powder Brownies
- Almond Flour - these are flourless protein brownies, so I have used gluten-free almond flour to make them.
- Cocoa Powder - I use 100% unsweetened Dutch-processed cocoa powder to give these red velvet protein powder brownies a rich chocolaty taste.
- Chocolate Protein Powder - I use whey chocolate protein powder for these workout protein powder brownies. You can also use Casein Protein Powder.
- Instant Espresso Powder - a pinch of espresso enhances the chocolate flavor even more.
- Pinch of Baking Powder - leavening agent for the protein brownies
- Unsweetened Chocolate Chips - adds a nice crunch to these brownies with protein powder.
- Melted Peanut Butter - Peanut butter adds a hefty amount of protein and fat to these Red Velvet Protein powder brownies.
- Zero Sugar Maple Syrup - I only use this no-sugar maple syrup for sweetness in these protein brownies recipe.
- Eggs - give shape and structure to these protein brownies.
- Red Gel Food Color - for that gorgeous red velvet everything
- Almond Extract - this is used just to cut out the harsh doughy taste of Almond Flour
- Vanilla Extract - I use pure vanilla extract to cut out the raw smell of eggs in these Protein Powder Brownies.
- Melted Dark Chocolate - I use melted 100% unsweetened dark chocolate to drizzle over the brownies. It gives these healthy protein brownies a rich chocolaty taste.
See the recipe card for quantities. Also, watch the video for a quick visual.
How to make Red Velvet Protein Brownies from scratch?
The Protein Brownies recipe is simple and easy. If you love Protein Powder Brownies as they are flourless, gluten free, packed with hefty protein in every bite and ofcourse super fudgy and delicious.
Combine all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Whisk until combined and set aside.
Add the wet ingredients to the same mixture. Fold until combined.
Transfer the batter to a lined baking dish. Bake @350F or 180C for 25-30 min.
Drizzle melted dark chocolate on top. Cut into squares. Cool it down to room temperature and serve.
Remember to cool down the brownies to room temperature for at least 20 min and then use a sharp serrated knife to cut the brownies.
Hint: Do not overmix the brownie batter. Just fold everything until well combined and transfer it to the baking dish.
Bake the brownies for 25-30 minutes, or a skewer inserted in the center comes clean with a few moist crumbs.
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How to store Protein Powder Brownies
Store the leftover Protein Powder Brownies in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
You can store these Red Velvet Protein Powder Brownies for up to two weeks in the refrigerator.
Can I freeze Protein Brownies?
Of course! Leftover Protein Brownies can be stored in an airtight container or wrapped individual brownie pieces with parchment paper and stored in a freezer-friendly zip lock bag in the freezer.
You can store Protein Brownies in the freezer for upto 6 months.
Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.
Can you add Protein Powder to brownie mix
I do not recommend adding protein powder to the store-bought brownie mix. The store-bought brownie mix has too much flour, and adding whey protein will dry out the brownies.
Are Protein Brownies good for you?
Yes absolutely! When you're an athlete or on a low carb high, protein diet, protein brownies will help cut your sugar and carbs cravings while replenishing you with essential amino acids which you need post a run or workout or a training session.
Is it safe to bake with Protein Powder?
Yes absolutely! When you bake with protein powder, in a way you are adding whey protein to your desserts or cookies or even oatmeal. Baking doesn't destroy the Protein it just denatures it. However packing enough protein and essential amino acids in your baked goods.
How to make whey protein brownies?
I always use whey protein in my protein brownies recipe. You can use chocolate flavored protein powder to make chocolate protein powder brownies, alternatively if you can use vanilla or unflavored protein powder and add cocoa powder to make chocolate protein brownies.
How to make Vegan Protein Brownies?
To make Vegan Protein Brownies, use plant-based protein powder. Also, replace eggs with flax meal or chia eggs.
Red Velvet Protein Brownies
- 3 cups Almond Flour
- 2 scoop Protein Powder chocolate flavor
- 1 tablespoon Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- ½ teaspoon instant espresso powder
- 1 pinch baking powder
- 3 tablespoon Peanut Butter melted
- 2 tablespoon Maple Syrup zero sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon Red gel food color
- ½ teaspoon Almond Extract
- ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- ¼ cup Chocolate Chips unsweetened
- 2 tablespoon Melted Dark chocolate 99% dark chocolate (optional) to drizzle on top
- Preheat the oven to 350F or 180C and line a baking dish with parchment paper.
- Combine all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Whisk until combined.
- Melt peanut butter with maple syrup in the microwave. Pour this over the dry mixture and fold until combined.
- Add the eggs, red gel food color, almond extract, vanilla extract and chocolate chips. Lightly fold until combined.
- Transfer this to a 9x9" lined baking dish. Bake @350F for 25-30 min.
- Drizzle melted dark chocolate on top and serve.