As promised, below is another "recipe of the month" to fill your pantry with more high protein, tasty treats. But before you take a look at how to make the absolutely awesome "Need a Chocolate Fix" Brownies make sure and view last months feature, the Quest Apple Crisp.
Now...on to the May recipe of the month, the appropriately named "Need a Chocolate Fix" Brownies. Check out the recipe and try them yourself.
**A shout out to Shelley P. for turning us on to these!
What you will need:
Nonstick cooking spray 1 ½ cups canned low sodium black beans (rinsed and drained) ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 T espresso powder ¾ cup egg substitute 2 T low calorie sugar-free chocolate syrup (such as Walden Farms) 2 T reduced-fat sour cream (such as Breakstone’s) 1 T unsalted butter, melted 24 packets (84g) Truvia or 8 T granulated Splenda 1 t vanilla extract ½ cup walnuts toasted 1 scoop Quest protein powder
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 8x8 glass baking dish with cooking spray.
-Combine the beans, cocoa powder, espresso powder, and egg substitute in the bowl of a food processor. Process until the mixture is smooth, about 2 minutes, scraping down the bowl halfway through.
-Add the chocolate syrup, sour cream, butter, Truvia, and vanilla. Process until all of the ingredients are combined, about 1 minute.
-Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish, and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake for 28-30 minutes, turning the dish halfway through the baking time. A toothpick inserted in the center will come out with soft batter clinging to it.
-Let the brownies cool completely in the baking dish on a wire rack. Then cut into 12 squares and serve. Refrigerate any leftovers.