I’ve never been much of a chocoholic or sweets person but every so often…my sweet tooth cravings gets to me and BEFORE I get myself a real brownie…I always try to satisfy myself in a cleaner way first. Well, not that I don’t let myself have treats but I always find that instead of having ONE brownie, I end up having a good half the batch so making a guilt free version makes me feel a little better…even if I DO end up having them all.
Anyways, these brownies are protein packed because they main ingredient in them are eggs! And because of that, they’re fluffy and souffle-like in texture instead of fudgey like your typical brownies. I don’t really mind though because I’ve always liked lighter desserts anyways. Plus, you can’t complain too much if they only weigh in at about 40 calories a piece instead of 300!
Simple. Clean. Ingredients.
4 eggs separated
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 tablespoons honey (or more if you like it sweeter)
dash of vanilla
Separate your eggs and whip up your egg whites until they reach stiff peaks. Whisk your cocoa, honey and egg yolks together in a small bowl. Fold your egg yolk mixture into the egg whites and then pour the mixture into a baking pan. Bake at 350F for 15 – 20 minutes until the edges start coming away from the sides
Yum nom nom! I can’t get enough of these and I can’t wait to get on my second batch! I think I”m going to try making them with matcha powder or peanut flour (PB2) instead of cocoa this time though and see how that turns out!