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[Recipe] Chickpea protein brownies

Fitness Chick pea brownies FI

Try this yummy, healthy, macro-friendly and easy-to-make recipe that uses simple and cheap ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 scoops USN raspberry white chocolate whey protein
  • 30g coconut flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp stevia
  • Almond milk

Chickpeas are a cheap yet healthy ingredient that aids digestion due to its fibre content, helps to regulate blood sugar, and they increase satiety – perfect for those weight-loss diets!

These legumes are also a rich source of plant-based protein and contain complex carbohydrates, which release glucose into the bloodstream more slowly.

A one-cup serving (164g) contains 14.5g of protein and 45g of carbohydrates

Instructions:

  • Prepare a square dish with baking paper.
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C
  • Mix all the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Slowly add in almond milk until a runny consistency is achieved.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan.
  • Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes. Take care not to overcook it – it might look a bit runny, but it will set more as it cools.
  • Can be enjoyed warm straight out the oven or left to set in the fridge,

Bonus protein icing recipe

  • 2 tbsp cottage cheese
  • 2 tbsp whey
  • A splash of almond milk

Contains only 35 calories each, with 5g protein and only 1,5g carbs & 1g of fat per brownie

Chickpeas also contain a wide range of vitamins and minerals, including iron, zinc, phosphorus, and B vitamins.

Recipe by Melissa Clark

Author: Pedro van Gaalen

When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.

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