Power your day with these low carb hemp protein brownie bites! Naturally sweetened, gluten free, vegan, paleo and oh so amazing. These hemp protein brownie bites taste just like dessert but are clean enough to have ANYTIME!
I just can’t kick my chocolate habit, and I’ve decided that is ok. No more sweetened chocolate by the handful for me though, that I can stick to (or my workout pants won’t fit much longer). Chocolate has been the one thing that I struggle with. Having bags of chocolate morsels and chocolate chips for when I’m recipe testing makes it so easy to stand in the pantry eating handfuls of these little babies at a time. Not in line with my goals. Nope not a bit. But these hemp protein brownie bites, well they are solving my chocolate fix desires with less calories than my usual chocolate afternoon fix. Oh and they are full of protein, fiber and healthy fats. Can you say AMAZING!
I’ve had the same bag of hemp protein in the pantry for 3 months. I just can’t get around to cooking with it because it’s flavorless and GREEN. Who wants green food. But I stopped in at a local juice bar and they had chocolate hemp protein milk and instantly I knew I just had to recreate that for post workout recovery. I’ll share that recipe soon because OMG it’s so good and perfect. But what I discovered was that chocolate covers that green color very well and because the hemp protein doesn’t have any flavor, the chocolate shines through like a charm!
I added all the usual ingredients to this, coconut oil, raw cacao powder, chia seeds, hemp protein. This is just one small superfood bomb that happens to taste just like a brownie! These are sweetened this with stevia, applesauce and a touch of coconut sugar (which is going to be deemed optional because I liked it without the sugar but Dave preferred it with the sugar). I use stevia for most of my baking and my coffee everyday. I don’t mind the taste, so it works well for me. If you struggle with the flavor from stevia, you will probably want to increase the coconut sugar to 3-4 tbs. total.
Hemp protein brownie bites are so easy to make, you don’t even need a food processor (no dates or nuts to grind up), just your hands and the ability to not eat them all at once. I might have had to make 2 batches to have enough to photograph. Listen, I’m a busy girl these days! The gym has taken on my entire free time, but I love every single second of it. My clients are amazing and I hope they all get to try this recipe, it’s one of my new favorites!
These hemp protein brownie bites are the perfect afternoon snack. Because they are balanced in carbs, fat and protein, they will help keep you full and also satisfy your sweet tooth. That is not an excuse to overindulge though! Keep it to 2-3 servings and you will have the perfect afternoon snack or pre-workout meal.
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Hemp Protein Brownie Bites
- 2/3 cups vegan protein powder
- 1/3 cup raw cacao
- 4 packets stevia
- 2 tbs. chia seeds
- 1/3 cup plus 1 tbs. applesauce
- 3 tbs. coconut oil
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tbs. coconut sugar - optional
- Combine the hemp protein powder, raw cacao and stevia in a bowl. Add chia seeds and apple sacue and stir well.
- Add in melted coconut oil, vanilla extract, salt and coconut sugar. Stir well until combined and the mixture is “wet”
- Form into 1 tbs. sized bites using the palm of your hand to form balls.
- Keep cold, store in the fridge.
Monday 9th of August 2021
I love this recipe!! They have a wonderful fudge like texture that is reminiscent of a truffle (a dairy free truffle!) The first time I didn't have any stevia so I just used the optional coconut sugar instead, and the second time I made these I halved the recipe, used monk fruit sweetener instead of stevia and omitted the coconut sugar. Favorite way to use hemp protein so far.
Sunday 21st of June 2020
I made these for my daughter who has multiple food allergies. Rare to find something so tasty and decadent tasting with no dairy, no gluten or eggs and no refined sugar. Plus it’s easy to make. Delicious!
Sunday 3rd of March 2019
This is a great recipe to use up some hemp protein powder that you regret buying
Friday 26th of October 2018
These are INCREDIBLE!! Tastes like brownie batter, with a lovely texture too. The best way to power through 3-hr morning lectures. Thank you so much!!
Wednesday 31st of October 2018
I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed them!!!
Friday 14th of September 2018
How many grams or teaspoons of stevia are in a packet? I am not in the US
Tuesday 6th of November 2018
1 gram per packet