6 ingredient healthy fudgy vegan protein brownies make for the perfect guilt free dessert. Packed with 11 grams of protein per serving and both gluten-free and refined sugar free! Dessert couldn’t get any better than this!
Brownieeesssssssss. Now that’s a recipe you don’t normally see on my blog. You know I’m not a huge dessert fan and normally opt for a salty guilt treat but that’s all flown out the window with these brownies.
These fudgy vegan protein brownies are simply incredible. Soft, chocolately, fudgy, deep, rich, dark, sweet and best of all guilt free.
Dessert don’t get much healthier than this. We’re talking six ingredients, all vegan, no gluten and refined sugar free. Bananas, peanut butter, cacao powder, protein powder, instant coffee and coconut milk.
That is all you need for your new favorite dessert recipe.
Not just any protein powder either – these are made with Plant Fusion organic vegan protein powder . You might recognize Plant Fusion from my vegan energy balls with chocolate. I love that this protein powder is not only made from only plant sources but is also made with fermented foods, which further aid digestion and absorption.
I frequently feel like I am not getting enough protein but was always wary of the normal whey and soy loaded protein powders so am thrilled to see that there are protein powders on the market packed full of ingredients like pea protein, sprouted amaranth, sprouted quinoa, flax seeds, millet, lentil, chia, etc. If I’m going with a protein powder it is without a doubt a vegan plant based one like Plant Fusion. On their website you can order a sample kit for only $10 if you are interested in trying out the protein powders!
So the protein in these fudgy vegan protein brownies(a whooping 11 grams per bar) comes from the protein powder and the sweetness is taken care of by overly (and I mean overly) ripe bananas. It’s incredible how just 3 ripe bananas can perfectly sweeten a whole batch of brownies but it works perfectly. I love using fruit as a natural non refined sugar sweetener in dessert recipes and while my go tos are dried figs and dates I loved using bananas this time around.
For a rich dark chocolate brownie taste I added cacao powder with a bit of instant coffee powder. Somehow the coffee even further accentuates that chocolate taste and creates a deeper richer flavor.
For that soft and fudgy flavor I added chunky peanut butter (though smooth would work too) and a splash of coconut milk.
Mix everything together in one bowl and bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes. You could literally have these brownies ready in 30 mins.
And they’re healthy.
And high protein.
And refined sugar-free, gluten-free and vegan.
I mean it doesn’t get better than this.
Serves 1 bar
6 ingredient healthy vegan high protein fudge brownies make for the perfect guilt free dessert. Packed with 11 grams of protein per serving and both gluten-free and refined sugar free! Dessert couldn't get any better than this!
10 minPrep Time
20 minCook Time
30 minTotal Time
- 3 very ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
- 1 scoop Plant Fusion chocolate protein powder
- 1 tablespoon instant coffee
- 1 tablespoon coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large bowl mash bananas with a fork.
- Combine peanut butter with coconut milk and maple syrup (optional). Mix and melt in the microwave until warm (20-30 seconds).
- Combine peanut butter mixture with bananas. Mix.
- Add cacao powder, protein powder, and instant coffee. Mix.
- Pour mixture into small oven proof pan, flattening it out.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes.
- Wait for brownies to cool before cutting them. Cut into 6 bars.
- Store in the refrigerator.
Recipe adapted from Big Man's World