After the success of our zucchini brownies and cauliflower brownies, we decided to make another healthy variation of this beloved chocolaty treat. So here are our high-protein hemp brownies, deliciously fudgy and packed with plant-based goodness.
In our recipe, we made the brownie dough with blended dates and black beans. Then, we added peanut butter, "chia egg", cocoa, oat milk and finished it off with hemp seeds and melted dark chocolate. The result is moist and gooey brownies, sure to become your new favourites! They're vegan, gluten-free, and sugar-free, bursting with lots of plant-based proteins.
To make our brownies healthy, allergy-free, and vegan-friendly, we started from the classic recipe and made a few changes. Moreover, we designed this recipe to be as high in proteins as possible without using protein powders, but only wholesome ingredients. Here's what we used:
Black Beans - we swapped flour and melted butter with blended black beans, which also add lots of proteins.
Dates - we used soaked and blended dates to replace white sugar and add bulk to the brownie dough.
Chia seeds - we soaked them in water to make a vegan "chia egg".
Peanut butter - we used it to help bind the ingredients and add proteins too.
Hemp seeds - we added shelled hemp seeds for a boost of complete plant-based proteins.
Dark Chocolate 85% - we replaced 50% chocolate with a darker chocolate variety to keep the sugars as low as possible.
Each brownie has only 140 calories, and a serving of two squares has half the fats, three times more proteins, and 12 times more fibres than a classic brownie. The fibres and proteins in these brownies will keep you full for longer and control the stream of energy released from absorbed sugars — perfect for gym-goers and those on a weight-loss diet!