Paleo-ish Brownies

Monday, December 7, 2015

Long-time readers know I have dabbled in #Whole30.  While a bit restrictive, I do start to feel much better about halfway though the cycle, which makes me want to continue the manageable habits as best I can.

The Protein Works recently sent over a bag of their Paleo Protein powder for me to try (They actually offered to send me any product I would like to try but there are so many it was really overwhelming so I only asked for the protein powder and Peanut Butter Luxe Choc Fudge Brownie, which is phenomenal on a sliced banana).  It is pink as raspberries and beetroot are some of the ingredients and lack sweeteners and flavouring.  Here is a full list of ingredients:

  • 100% Egg White Powder
  • Natural Raspberry Powder
  • Natural Banana Powder
  • Cold Milled Flaxseed
  • Cold Pressed Beetroot Juice Powder
  • Natural Mango Powder
  • Cold Pressed Carrot Juice Powder

I tried it one morning as a protein shake (made with milk) and found there to be a subtle taste of something, but I couldn't place it.  Of course, milk isn't paleo. I blame this poor decision on not yet having caffeine that day.

I made my brownies in a cupcake
pan so they were easier to serve.
This week, I am having a bake sale for a RODS Racing fundraiser, so I thought I would try making a paleo brownie.  It isn't an exact copy of a brownie, but it is cake-like and chocolatey.  You do the best you can when adhering to paleo or #Whole30 as the long-term goal is more important than the short-term pleasure. I am also about balance so why the heck not?

Paleo-ish Brownies

22g ground almonds
60g Paleo protein
5 tablespoons of cocoa powder
2 medium eggs plus 1 yolk
75g melted butter
1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch salt
80 mls maple syrup

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F/175 degrees C.
2. Spray 8x8 inch square tin with non-stick spray.
3. Mix all ingredients together.
4. Pour into pan and spread evenly.
5.  Cook for 30 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean (will vary on size of pan and type of oven).

Bake sale with brownies in back right corner
Thanks to The Protein Works for sending my the Paleo Protein.  All opinions are honest and my own.

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