I didn’t want to call these brownies because I don’t think of these as a true brownies without chocolate chips, so I settled on bars. Plus, are brownies ever really healthy? Maybe, maybe not. (Deep, pondering life thoughts by Annie to be continued . . . .) Whatever I call them — Dark Chocolate Coconut Raspberry Bars — can be a dessert or double up for a snack. Made grain-free using cocoa powder and plant-based chocolate powder as the base, these bars came out darkly dense made tart with raspberries.
Ingredients (makes 12 bars).
- 1/4 c oats
- 1/2 c unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 c plant-based chocolate protein powder like LivWell *
- 1 T unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 T sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 1 banana, very ripe
- 1 egg white
- 2/3 c vanilla unsweetened almond milk
- 2 t agave
- 1 t vanilla
- 1/2 c raspberries (fresh or frozen)
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- Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease an 8×8 baking pan.
- Grind 1/4 c of oats in a blender or food processor to make a flour. Transfer to a large bowl. Combine cocoa powder, chocolate protein powder, coconut & pinch of salt. Whisk together.
- In a small bowl, mash banana. Whisk in egg whites, almond milk, vanilla and agave. Pour over dry ingredients and mix well until batter forms and dry ingredients are well incorporated.
- Fold in raspberries.
- Transfer batter to greased baking pan. Top with extra coconut flakes (optional).
- Bake for 20-25 min or until toothpick is clean. Let cool before serving and use a butter knife to free the edges.
- Cut into 12 bars. Store remainder in the fridge for up to 7-10 days.
Adapted from Ambituous Kitchen‘s “100 Calorie Raspberry Chocolate Chip Protein Brownies.”
Nutrition for 1 of 12 bars.
63 calories • 1 g fat (14%) • 9 g carbs (55%) • 5 g protein (31%) • 2.1 g fiber • 3.3 g sugar
* These are estimates based off specific products I used and how I entered ingredients in a fitness tracker. This is completely subjective and used to give a rough nutritional estimate.