The crap about brownies
What sucks about making brownies is the whole cooking process. Preheat the oven, heat up the kitchen, make a big mess of mixing bowls and pans, then wait half an hour while it cooks.
That’s a lot of hoops to jump through just for a snack.
So how about we switch this to a 5 minute cook time without heating up the whole damn kitchen?
Oh, I know what you’re thinking, you smug Meathead, “Maybe snacks should be hard to make so people don’t eat them all the time.” (Totally something I would say as a smug Meathead.)
Valid point, but these brownies are high in protein, low in carbohydrates (for a dessert), grain-free, and packed with nutritional benefits like your grandmother̵
- 1 cup pure pumpkin puree (about half a 16-ounce can)
- 2 scoops of chocolate Metabolic Drive® Protein
- 2-4 tablespoons of monk fruit sweetener, stevia, splenda (or a sugar substitute of your choice)
- pinch of salt
- Butt loads of cinnamon
Options for extra deliciousness
- 2 tablespoons of dark chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons of chopped almonds
- Cocowhip (whipped cream with coconut oil)
- Mix all the ingredients together. (Not the whipped cream.)
- Lightly spray a separate bowl with avocado oil or another cooking oil.
- Pour the mixture into the oiled bowl and distribute it evenly.
- Put it in the microwave and zap it. Since microwaves vary, start with just 3-4 minutes and then see if they are cooked through. But if your microwave is weak, go for the full 5 minute cook time.
- Let it cool down a bit, then enjoy.
Note: Since this recipe doesn’t contain eggs, you can eat it slightly overcooked in the middle … for extra deliciousness.
Calories and macros
Now it will seem like a lot of calories compared to a traditional brownie, but just keep in mind that this is AN ENTIRE BOWL of brownie. And it’s as dense as a whole meal (someone having breakfast?).
If you took a traditional brownie recipe and ate a whole bowl of it, you’d be eating several times the calorie content of it. If you were to reduce this to the same size as a traditional 1 ounce brownie, the calorie content would seem like nothing as well.
- Calories:319 (excluding the options for extra delicacy)
- Carbohydrates:32 grams (8 of fiber)
- Protein:42 grams
- Fat:4 grams
Tip: can’t you eat the whole bowl? That is much! Especially if you have a girly stomach.
So try cutting the recipe in half. Use half a cup of pumpkin, a scoop of protein, and just a tablespoon of sweetener. Then shorten the microwave time to about 2-3 minutes.
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