Double Chocolate Coconut Protein Brownies

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Filled with not only tons of chocolate and coconut flavor, but also gluten free, vegan, and packed with fiber and antioxidants, it’s a dessert that will help keep you moving all day. Enjoy a healthy indulgence with these Double Chocolate Coconut Protein Brownies.

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Double Chocolate Coconut Protein Brownies

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Hey there Cupcake & Kale Chips fans, I am Amy visiting from A Healthy Life For Me and I am so excited to be here treating all of you to some Double Chocolate Coconut Protein Brownies.

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You may or may not know that I am one of those crazy crossfit people. One thing I have figured out after six months of doing this sport is that I always seem to be sore, sometimes just a bit here or there and sometimes “oh my Lordy I can’t get off the toilet sore.” You know when you are cursing the fact that you are female and the toilet is so low to the ground.

So, with me sore all the time, I pretty much am obsessed with trying to eat the proper foods that not only help my muscles with recovery, but help me keep lean and mean. Which means lots of protein to help aid in repair of my muscle fibers but also in replenishing depleted energy stores.

These Double Chocolate Coconut Protein Brownies are not only darkly delicious, loaded with tons of coconut flavor but they have dried cherries in there to give a dose of antioxidants and fiber. I certainly enjoy a bar and occasionally two after my workout, or when I want something to satisfy my sweet tooth.

Double Chocolate Coconut Protein Brownies are a healthy indulgence filled with fiber and antioxidants, but gluten free and vegan! | ahealthylifeforme.com for cupcakesandkalechips.com | #EatHealthy15

If you might also be interested in checking out my Blueberry Protein Muffins which are a great delicious protein packed muffin that is sure to please.

Double Chocolate Coconut Protein Brownies are a healthy indulgence filled with fiber and antioxidants, but gluten free and vegan! | ahealthylifeforme.com for cupcakesandkalechips.com | #EatHealthy15

Double Chocolate Coconut Protein Brownies

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup gluten free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup Whey Chocolate Protein Powder see notes for additional info
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup enjoy life semi-sweet mini chocolate chips plus 2 tablespoons for topping
  • 1/2 cup dried bing cherries

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8x8 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Place oats in blender and blend for a minute or until they resemble the consistency of flour. Transfer oat flour to medium bowl then whisk in protein powder and cocoa powder; set aside.
  • Whisk together applesauce, egg, honey, vanilla and almond milk until smooth and well combined. Add to dry ingredients and mix together until just combined.
  • Place coconut oil and 1/4 cup of the chocolate chips in glass bowl and microwave for 30 seconds, stir to blend. Microwave an additional 30 seconds until all chocolate chips and coconut oil have melted together. Gently stir into brownie batter.
  • Stir in cherries.
  • Pour mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until just cooked through and the top has set.
  • Remove from oven and let cool on wire rack.
  • Lift parchment paper by ends and lift brownies out of pan. Cut and enjoy

Here are some more delicious and nutritious recipes from A Healthy Life for Me: A Healthy Life For Me with Amy Stafford

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5 Comments
  1. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes

    These sound so good! It’s nice to have options that are better for you while still making you feel like you’re indulging!

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