• Low Carb Protein Brownie Recipe

      By Layne Norton Protein Power

      Every now and then, I crash violently against a recipe that renders my writing-skills useless. It's hard to maintain's one's composure - to keep one's jaw shut and one's heart rhythm stable - when reaching the peak of culinary protein splendor. This is one of these recipes that I just don't know how to begin describing. So... I guess I'll start at the beginning!

      A few months ago, I stumbled upon Layne and Isabel's Low-Carb Protein Cheesecake (see the recipe here!) When I tried it, I wanted to scream a mighty Halleluja and it was then that I made a mental note to one day, down the line, ask Layne to guest post on here. A couple of weeks ago, I decided it was time to ask. "Sure", he said, "I have a brownie recipe at home that I think would blow people away!" So, here I am, writing this post from up in in the stratosphere, blown away as I was by these brownies! You're going to love this recipe :-D

      Before opening our arms are bestowing upon you this gift of protein glory though, I want to add a few words about Layne. For those of you that don't know him, Layne Norton is a beast. Like yours truly, he has a PhD, but unlike me, his PhD is in Nutritional Sciences ;-) Layne is a Natural Pro Bodybuilder (IFPA & NGA), a Muscular Development Magazine Columnist, a Nutritional Researcher, and the head of 'Inside the Life of a Pro Natural Bodybuilder' at bodybuilding.com. Here is Layne's website and I urge you follow him also on facebook and twitter. Also, check out the interview that Layne recently did with my friend Ben from Propane Fitness! Layne is an awesome guy and, seriously, if you're not already a fan, well, the recipe below is sure to turn you into one ;-)))

      85g chocolate whey
      92g unsweetened dark chocolate
      240g egg whites/egg substitute
      80g cooking splenda
      1 tablespoon baking powder
      60g reduced calorie butter
      120g walden farms zero calorie chocolate syrup
      228g zero fat cream cheese

      Directions: Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Set cream cheese out for 20-30 minutes to soften and mix all the ingredients in large bowl using a hand mixer until your batter is nice and smooth. Then, pour batter into baking tray (spray first). Bake at 350 degrees F (176 degrees C) for 20 minutes. Allow them to cool and BAAAAAAAAAM! Enjoy :-D

      Macros per one brownie out of twenty (if you choose to slice into 5 rows of 4 like I did): 59.4kcals,
      1.78g carbs, 7.2g protein, 2.5g fat, 0.55g fiber.

      Source: http://www.proteinpow.com/2012/08/th...ownies-in.html
      Comments 11 Comments
      1. Mr.Sinister's Avatar
        Mr.Sinister -
        Who uses grams i cooking in the US?
      1. bpmartyr's Avatar
        bpmartyr -
        Originally Posted by Mr.Sinister View Post
        Who uses grams i cooking in the US?
        Those of us with a food scale who want accurate measurements. :)
      1. ricroc's Avatar
        ricroc -
        Depending on what I'm making, I do. Not often, but for health recipes like above and even some in threads in AM, the measurements are listed in grams.
      1. anathemax's Avatar
        anathemax -
        Boo to artificial sweetener though.
      1. fancypants95's Avatar
        fancypants95 -
        Sounds awesome. I'll try it soon. Going to attempt converting that stupid splenda into stevia though. Artificial sweeteners killllll.
      1. 804's Avatar
        804 -
        I prefer avoiding baking protein powders. I have heard it breaks down the structure of the protein. I usually make "cold" brownies. They usually turn out great. They're much easier to make as well.
      1. MANotaur's Avatar
        MANotaur -
        Waiiit a sec is this for the cheesecake or brownies...

        Ive never known brownies to have ceeam cheese...

        Either way its sweet and low carb so im good!!

        Amd would a protien blend work too or would it really need to be wpi??
      1. ineedprotein's Avatar
        ineedprotein -
        Originally Posted by 804 View Post
        I prefer avoiding baking protein powders. I have heard it breaks down the structure of the protein. I usually make "cold" brownies. They usually turn out great. They're much easier to make as well.
        'Cold' as in cooked in a microwave for a few seconds, or just mix the ingredients and ready to eat?
      1. 804's Avatar
        804 -
        Cold as in I mix up ingredients then store them in the fridge until they harden up some.
      1. ineedprotein's Avatar
        ineedprotein -
        Thanks man. Need to get me a recipe.
      1. 804's Avatar
        804 -
        I'll search for it!

        Log in
        Log in