In a word…..YUMMY!
I have to say that these brownies contain chocolate protein powder, hence, the word ‘healthy’ in the recipe title. I couldn’t help it, it’s another pinterest inspiration. I was looking for something different than our regular protein bars we’d been eating for snacks. You know how you do, you get tired of the same old foods sometimes? This makes a great snack, on the go breakfast bar, dessert…whatever you want to call it! I’m going to make another batch this weekend!
1/2 cup chocolate whey protein powder (I used Advocare’s chocolate meal replacement shake powder)
1/2 cup plain oatmeal (not instant, I used old fashioned oats)
1/2 cup organic lowfat milk
2 egg whites
1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup splenda (I used splenda this time, but I want to try sucanat or honey in the next batch)
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
2 tbsp whole wheat flour
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s all natural cocoa)
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
6 tbsp all natural peanut butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In small bowl, mix milk and oatmeal, microwave for 1 minute, stir and set aside to cool. Once cool, add the egg whites and vanilla and stir. In large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients, flour, splenda, flaxseed, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt and protein powder. Add the oatmeal mix to the dry ingredients aish,nd stir just until all moistened.
Take and 8×8 dish, spray with cooking oil
Spread batter into dish. Dollop the 6 tbsp of peanut butter on top of batter, then take a knife and swirl. Cook for 10 minutes, take out and let cool. You can cut it up into 6 bars or 12 small brownies. ENJOY!