Want to make yourself a low calorie, high protein brownie?
Want to eat dessert more often but don’t want the dent in your daily calorie intake?
Want to learn how to make the easiest brownie recipe in the world?
Today I share with you my delicious 1 minute high protein mudcake/brownie recipe that will satisfy your dessert cravings and can even be one of your go-to snacks when you need a tasty protein boost. The best part is that it’s only 3 ingredients and 1 minute prep time so you can say it’s #winning. So ready to make a healthy brownie recipe? Keep reading.
I discovered this recipe a couple of years ago when I was on the search for more macro friendly and calorie friendly desserts and “treats” for my clients to enjoy. The aim was to find options that would enable them to feel they are indulging without breaking their calorie budget so that we could improve adherence to the nutrition plan.
A few trials of different recipes and adjustments later…and I decided to stick with the high protein brownie recipe you will learn how to make today!
The best part is that this brownie recipe is one of the easiest ones out there (the fact it delivers a protein hit with less calories than 1 typical chocolate bar is a BONUS).
Keep in mind, this brownie recipe is not here to replace normal brownies. As part of a flexible approach to nutrition, you are able to eat normal desserts and still get results. Simply think of this recipe as a way for you to enjoy desserts more often without leaving a dent in your calories (while boosting protein at the same time). I personally like to alternate normal desserts with macro friendly desserts for a best of both worlds of nutrition flexibility.
Anyways, without further ado….here is the good ol recipe so you can try this high protein 1 minute brownie yourself!
Step #1: Grab your fave bowl (regular size) OR your favourite mug (mug size)
Step #2: Add the apple sauce into the bowl or mug
Step #3: Add the cocoa powder
Step #4: Add the protein powder
Step #5: Prepare your patience for the next step
Step #6: Using a spoon (or fork if you are a bit of a rebel without a cause), and slowly start mixing the 3 ingredients using a swirling and figure 8 pattern on repeat until well combined and the consistency of a thick chocolate batter.
Step #7: Place the bowl with the mixture into the microwave and cook for 1 minute
Step #8: Let cool for 1 minute then enjoy!
Please note: this is based on a microwave strength of 1100V (adjust as needed until you find the sweet spot). You can also double or triple the recipe which in turn will require more cooking time in the microwave.
Optional Alterations for MAXIMUM flavour:
(Per serve)Calories: 160 calories
So there you go!
The 1 Minute High Protein Brownie/Mugcake recipe is as simple as that. Now it is your turn to whip this up.
Feel free to post your creations on Instagram or Facebook and tag me @theclimbingdietitian so I can see how much you are enjoying it :)
Let me know in the comments below: did you enjoy this recipe?
Until next time!
Hi there! My name's Aleksa Gagic - i'm a Brisbane Sports Dietitian & Nutritionist. The aim of this blog is to provide value and spread quality evidence-based nutrition information to counter the BS floating around.