This is a simple recipe to turn your chocolate protein powder into an enjoyable brownie.
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 0.5 cups strong wheat flour
- 2 even scoops casein protein powder (40 grams protein total)
- 0.25 cups water
- Small, microwave safe mixing bowl
- Small baking sheet
- Fork or whisk
- Turn the oven on to 425F.
- Microwave the butter the mixing bowl for about 45 seconds. It melts faster if you cut it into pieces.
- Add the sugar and mix with a fork until they are well combined.
- Add the flour, casein and water.
- Mix with your hands until you feel an even consistency. Make sure the butter has cooled enough to not burn you.
- Divide into two pieces. Form them into rectangles about an inch high and place on a small cookie sheet.
- Once the oven is preheated to 425F put the pan in for 6 minutes.
- Consume after cooling. These keep well in a closed container at room temperature.
Here is the calorie breakdown if you make the recipe as written:
- 54 grams protein, 216 calories
- 53 grams fat, 477 calories
- 79 grams carbohydrates, 316 calories
- Total – 1,009 calories
Strong, or hard wheat flour has a higher concentration of gluten than weak or soft wheat flour. Gluten gives these brownies their pleasant texture
There is some room for a personal touch here. You can substitute some peanut butter for regular butter. Combine the peanut butter and the butter before adding the other ingredients. This does dilute the chocolate flavor of the protein powder. You may want to add a tablespoon or two of cocoa powder
If you decide to use peanut butter it will take ½ cup of water to get everything to mix together. The recipe also needs ½ cup of water if you decide to add a third scoop of protein.
The recipe has you dividing the batter into two parts to make a pretty hefty protein bar with about 500 calories. If you want smaller portions I would still bake it in either one or two pieces. After they cool you can cut them into whatever size you want. Dividing the batter into eight smaller cookies caused them to turn out too dry for my taste.