I'm on a mission to make myself the highest of high-protein brownies. However, the recipes I've found for "high-protein" brownies are lacking in the protein area and I'm after some delicious gains here. I don't care about low carbs, low fat, low calorie, keto, paleo, whatever. Honestly, I'm just sick of drinking protein shakes and I've decided I'm just baking my own brownies.
So far, I've found the following recipe, which has an acceptable protein content, and I'm using it as a starting point.
1 scoops chocolate whey protein
2 tbs powdered peanut butter
2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 dash cinnamon
1 pinch salt
1 tbs syrup any flavour
1 large egg
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Combine all wet ingredients in a separate bowl; beat in egg until incorporated. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until there are no clumps. Pour batter into a greased mug and microwave for 60-90 seconds. Enjoy immediately.
I made it yesterday and, while it tasted good, I wouldn't quite call it a brownie. It was airy and fluffy, more like a cake. So, I'm looking to change a few things but I have pretty poor baking knowledge.
- Is there a way I can bake this in the oven? In the end, I'd like to make larger batches.
- What can I change to make it denser, like a brownie, rather than airy?
- Can I change anything to increase the protein per calorie factor?
- Sub soy milk for the almond milk, that's easy.
- Can I sneak in more whey protein?