These single serve brownies are gluten free, vegan and packed with protein! Oh and they could not be easier to make! These are even healthy enough to be called breakfast on an ordinary Wednesday. Yes, I had these for breakfast. It was glorious!
Why make these Single Serve Brownies
You need to have fun in all parts of life and for me, that means eating dessert for breakfast, and often!! I love single serve desserts like this because they are automatically portion controlled for you. I often find myself sneaking back for more when I make a whole tray of brownies, which even though these are healthy, it's also important to practice self control every once and awhile.
Don't get me wrong. These are a glorified protein shake in brownie form. I honestly couldn't believe how good they turned out with the limited ingredients and cooking time. But you need to trust your gut sometimes and I'm so glad I did!
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But you won't taste a glorified protein shake. You will taste a very soft but not crumbly brownie. It's fudgy and full of cacao nibs for added chocolate flavor. Cacao nibs are full of the antioxidants that are normally lost during the manufacturing process of making bars of chocolate so eat up!!
Single Serve Brownie
This single serve brownie has a great balance of carbs, protein, and fat to start your day. These would be great to help you get through that 3pm afternoon slump or after a killer workout. Of course, I recommend them as dessert as well.
Naturally sweetened with banana there is no crazy sugar high to come down from or to keep you awake if you happen to indulge in a late night snack. I highly recommend frozen coconut whipped cream or fresh strawberries for a topping on these single serve brownies. It's made from coconut milk and has limited ingredients. I really love it, and highly recommend :) It's a little hard to find but I was able to pick it up at my local Whole Foods.
Does it matter what protein powder I use?
For the protein powder, I used Nuzest, which is a vegan plant based protein powder without any added sweeteners or ingredients. This has become my go to protein powder since I found out that other vegan plant based proteins were testing high on heavy metals.
I cannot guarantee that this recipe would turn out edible if you used anything other than plant based protein powder (whey, collagen, egg white). Vegan protein powder has a different consistency and absorbs liquid differently than these other protein powders.
If you love this single serve brownie recipe you should try these other single serve recipes:
Single Serve Brownies
- Preheat the oven to 350F
- In a large bowl, mash the bananas and add the ground flax and water. Mix well
- To the banana and flax mixture, add the chocolate protein powder and stir well until fully incorporated.
- Add the remaining ingredients and stir well.
- Divide the mixture between two ramekins that have been sprayed with non-stick spray.
- Bake in the oven for 20 minutes at 350F
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