Brownies are like a blank canvas. You can add just about any ingredient imaginable — among the most popular being nuts. Since walnuts are too been-there-done-that, we’re picking pecans. After all, they’re rich in manganese and protein while lacking the saturated fat you’d find in other favorite mix-ins.
Pecan Protein Brownies
Makes: about 20
Nutritional profile: 168 calories, 9 grams of carbs and 7 grams protein per brownie (when you divide the batch into 20 rectangles)
4 scoops chocolate protein powder
1 1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1 tsp. vanilla flavoring
1 cup pecans, crushed
1. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together until well blended.
2. Pour brownie batter into a greased 13″ x 9″ baking dish.
3. Top with more pecans and bake at 350 F for 15-20 minutes, or until it passes the toothpick test.
Warning: These will be so moist and scrumptious, your taste buds might explode with joy.
Jasmine Schmalhaus, “JazzyThings,” has a passion for cooking and baking. She loves experimenting in the kitchen and then sharing her “jazzy creations” with others. JazzyThings emphasizes you do not have to sacrifice flavor or efficiency when eating healthy and strives to create recipes that inspire creativity for others in the kitchen. Visit her website at www.thejazzythi