Chocolate protein powder works so well in these scrumptious soft brownies!
This recipe is a great way to add protein into your diet, especially if you are not a fan of protein shakes and is the perfect kind of sweet treat you deserve after a long ride.
Ingredients (for 2 small brownie trays):
- 185g unsalted butter
- 130g dark chocolate
- 80g mint chocolate
- 85g plain flour
- 30g cocoa powder
- 3 large eggs
- 150g golden caster sugar
- 1 scoop of protein powder
- 1 tablespoon of peppermint essence
Cut the butter and dark chocolate into small pieces and drop into a large bowl.
Next, bring a pan of water to boil and place the bowl of chocolate on top, so that the butter and chocolate have melted into a thick sauce. Then leave this melted mixture to cool to room temperature.
Turn the oven on to fan 180C/Gas mark 4 and sieve the flour and cocoa powder into another mixing bowl and put aside. Then chop the mint chocolate into chunks and leave aside for later.
Break 3 large eggs into another mixing bowl (sorry about all the washing up here ladies) and tip in the sugar, whisking this eggy mixture until thick and creamy, like a mousse.
Pour the cooled chocolate mixture over the eggy mousse mixture and gently fold together with a spatula. Then, add the peppermint essence.
Sieve and then gently fold the cocoa and flour mixture over this eggy mousse and, then add the remaining chocolate chunks.
Pour the finished mixture into the baking trays (we used disposable shop bought ones) and bake for 25 minutes.
When you take the trays out of the oven, if the middles of the brownies wobble it means that they haven’t cooked all the way through so bake for a little longer!
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