These super simple and delicious brownie bites are just what I needed today. They’re not too sweet and decadent but are just enough to satisfy my sweet tooth. We usually have bananas on deck at the house and there are some weeks where we go through them quickly and other weeks where they just get brown and spotty. When this happens we make Peanut Butter Protein Brownie Bites! Or anything else we can make with spotty bananas which happens to be a ton of things.
It’s very rare that we waste food in my house. So when bananas start to get too ripe we either bake something sweet with them or we cut them up and throw them in the fridge for when we make smoothies, protein shakes, or plain old milkshakes! Either way, we can always find a use for them. This time around we decided on Peanut Butter Protein Brownie Bites because I’ve been itching to bake with this new protein I found at The Grocery Outlet. I love the taste and the texture of it and so far it’s worked great in smoothies and mug cakes. My next step was to test it for baking and it turned out great! It’s so crazy to me that the type of protein you use can either make or break a recipe. It’s so important and having the right type is crucial for many recipes.
I mentioned I found a great protein powder that I have been absolutely loving lately. Not only does it taste amazing but everything that I’ve made with it so far has been fantastic. My smoothies are rich and creamy, my mug cakes are moist and spongy, and these peanut butter protein brownie bites were dense and delicious. MusclePharm Grass-Fed Whey is definitely my current favorite protein. The macros are great on it and the taste is fantastic.
You’ve probably got most of these ingredients sitting in your pantry so the next time you have some bananas to use up before they go bad, make these brownie bites!
I ended up topping these with some super low calorie frosting and sliced almonds. They were an absolute hit and flew off the counter by the end of the day.Print
Peanut Butter Protein Brownie Bites
Macro friendly, dense, and delicious peanut butter protein brownie bites!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 12 Brownies 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: American
½ cup of peanut butter
7 g baking Stevia
¼ cup cacao powder
3 small to medium size overripe bananas (approximately 175 grams), mashed
1 scoop of Muscle Pharm Grass Fed Whey Chocolate Protein Powder (use whichever protein you like for baking the best. Not all of them bake well and can leave you with not so great results. I also find that baking with PEScience works great as well.)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Mix all dry ingredients thoroughly in a bowl and then add the peanut butter and mashed bananas.
- Fold in the peanut butter and banana until everything is well incorporated.
- Pour your batter into a pre-lined baking 8×8 baking dish and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the brownies are fully cooked.
- Let cool and and add frosting of choice or favorite toppings.
Depending on how done or gooey you like your brownies you may choose to bake them more or less. I’d suggest checking on them until they are to your liking.
- Serving Size: 1 Brownie
- Calories: 90
- Sugar: 2.9
- Sodium: 58
- Fat: 5.7
- Saturated Fat: 1
- Unsaturated Fat: 0
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 7.3
- Fiber: 1.7
- Protein: 4.9
- Cholesterol: 7.3
Keywords: dessert, brownies, peanut butter, chocolate, gluten free, vegan
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