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Gluten Free Protein Brownie Bites

May 19, 2014

By Coach Maria – Salus Nutritionist & Food Expert

I love when I can make a dessert for my family that won’t fill them with unhealthy ingredients and yet will also taste great!

These little morsels are the perfect size for little tummies and for adults who want a taste of dessert, without needing to have more than two bites.  And with the added protein powder, the nutritional value of this dessert, jumps up a couple of notches.

Ingredients
makes 12 muffins
serving size: 2 muffins

1/4 c quality protein powder*
7 Tblsp unsweetened cacao (or cocoa)
5 Tblsp coconut sugar
1 egg
1 tsp baking powder
3 Tblsp coconut oil, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tblsp water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Stir in egg, coconut oil and vanilla until thoroughly mixed.
Add water and mix – batter should be smooth and thick.
Spoon batter into a mini cupcake/muffin pan that has been lightly greased with come coconut oil.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until toothpick inserted into muffin comes out clean.
Cool.

*Be careful with how you choose your protein powder.  READ ingredients, as many protein powders have ingredients that literally work against your health goals.  One of my favorite protein powders comes from Stronger Faster Healthier.  Their whey is derived from grassfed cows and the minimal ingredients are top notch.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

Protein:     27g
Carbs:       5g
Fat:           8g
Sugar:       5g

Nutritional information is based on estimates and may vary.

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