Friday, April 11, 2014

Healthy Chocolate Brownies

Who loves chocolate brownies?! Everyone, that's who! I am going to show you how to make some brownies that are a little different than your traditional ones.  First of all, they aren't made from a box mix...Second of all, they don't have any added sugar, no flour, no oil, and no butter.  Basically, no crap! But they still taste super chocolatey and delicious! 
Oh yea, frosting too :)

You are never going to believe what is in these...
MTS Chocolate whey, canned pumpkin, chickpeas/garbanzo, egg substitute, unsweetened cocoa powder, vanilla, baking powder, and sweetener of choice. You may also need some milk to to help blend everything.  I use unsweetened almond milk. 

I love the chocolate goodness of MTS whey, but you can try other brands.  I just can't guarantee the same results.  If you want to try MTS you can order it here.  Use code KH30 and save 30%

You will want to drain and rinse your chickpeas well.  Then add the beans, pumpkin, egg, and vanilla to a blender and puree til smooth.
You will probably need to add about 2 tablespoons of liquid to get it to blend nicely.  I used a little unsweetened almond milk.

Add in the rest of your ingredients and mix well.  
I am making chocolate brownies but feel free to play around with different protein flavors! 

Pour into whatever kind of dish you want to use.  I used a 5 x 7 glass baking dish.  You can make them in a round pan, or a bigger one and just have them be a little thinner.
Tell me that does not look like some awesome chocolate brownie batter!?
Into the oven for about 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees.  

Ta-Da!!! If only you could smell the chocolatey goodness!
To make frosting, just mix together some nonfat greek yogurt, chocolate protein powder, unsweetened cocoa, and a little sweetener.  

Honestly, they don't even need frosting! They are great just plain. 
You will get 6 brownies.  I already stole one to top with some healthy frosting.

A few chocolate chips on top for extra fun.  This one little brownie is only about 50 calories!
But who eats just one little brownie?

Especially when you can have 6 for only 285 calories! Now that is without toppings, but still!
You will also have 34 grams of protein for the batch! Awesomeness! 
Go make them now!

Chocolate Brownies
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas/garbanzo (130g)
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin (60g)
  • 3 T egg substitute (46g)
  • 1 scoop MTS Chocolate whey (30g)
  • 1/2 t baking powder 
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • 2 T unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 T unsweetened cocoa powder (5g)
  • sweetener to taste
  1. Drain and rinse chickpeas.
  2. Puree chickpeas, pumpkin, egg, milk, and vanilla. 
  3. Mix in remaining ingredients. 
  4. Pour into baking dish. Add any extras (chocolate chips, nuts...)
  5. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.
  6. Eat plain or top with healthy frosting!! (nonfat greek yogurt, chocolate protein powder, unsweetened cocoa powder, sweetener) No exact measurements for frosting.
Makes 6 brownies 
285 calories for the whole batch 
(without frosting)
4g Fat
29g Carb
34g Protein

**Try warming them up and eating them with some vanilla ice cream!!!**


  1. O my lawd! I have to make these ASAP! Brownies are my favorite!!! True story, I have like 15 of your recipes bookmarked as "must make". So I gotta get started on these;)

    1. Yay!! Hope everything you try turns out!!