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Healthy Protein Brownies

These healthy protein brownies are rich, fudgy and come together quickly in one bowl! They're flourless, naturally sweetened and have 7 grams of protein per brownie. Gluten-free + dairy-free.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: protein brownies
Servings: 16


  • 1 cup creamy almond butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup chocolate protein powder I used Nuzest
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt skip if almond butter is salted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup chocolate chips plus more for topping


  • ​​Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8×8-inch baking pan or line with parchment.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together almond butter, eggs, maple syrup, almond milk and vanilla extract.
    A mixing bowl containing almond butter, eggs, maple syrup, almond milk and vanilla extract.
  • Add protein powder, cocoa powder, sea salt and baking powder into the mixing bowl and stir until combined. If you notice your batter is on the drier side (which could happen depending on what almond butter or protein powder you use), add a splash more milk!
    Protein powder, cocoa powder, sea salt and baking powder added to the mixing bowl.
  • Gently fold in chocolate chips.
    Chocolate chips added to the protein brownie batter.
  • Transfer mixture to the prepared pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until brownies are set in the center and a toothpick comes out clean. Let brownies cool completely (trust me, they test better cool, plus you won’t burn your mouth). Cut into squares and enjoy!
    Freshly baked protein brownies in an 8x8 baking pan lined in brown parchment paper.



Serving: 1brownie | Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g