This recipe was a happy accident. I was working on a my birthday brownie cake recipe and it crumbled into a million pieces. These crumbs surely could not go to waste! So I gathered them up and made these little brownie balls and they were delicious! I brought a container full will me to Albany last weekend to share with my best friend an her non- gluten free family. They were devoured.
With lots of protein, and very few carbs plus a complete lack of sugar these fudgy little bites are super healthy and guilt free. They can be eaten for dessert or as a snack mid day. (Or perhaps even breakfast!).
Try crumbling up a few and adding them to a bowl of Dairy Free/Sugar Free Vanilla Ice Cream. That recipe is coming soon..
High Protein Brownie Bites
1 1/2 cups Nut Flour of choice (I used Cashew Flour from Nuts.com)
1/3 Cup Cocoa or Carob Powder
1/4 Tsp Salt
2 Tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar of Choice (To make Sugar Free use Xylitol)
1 Tbs Vanilla Extract
1 Tbs Coconut Oil
3 Tbs Milk (any variety) or Water
Brownie Bite "Glue"
4.5 Tbs Natural Nut or Seed Butter (Any variety) I used Sugar Free Once Again Sunflower Seed Butter.
1 Tbs Coconut Oil
3.5 Tbs Granulated Sugar (again I use Xylitol)
Pinch of Salt
Liquid or Powdered Nunaturals Stevia to taste (optional- for added sweetness).
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl mix together the brownie batter (Nut Flour, Cocoa Powder, Salt, Baking Powder, Vanilla, Oil, Milk and Sugar). It will be a thick dough. Use your hands to mix if needed.
- Press into a standard sized bread pan. Bake 25-28 minutes.
- Remove from oven to cool briefly, once cool enough to handle use a spoon and scoop the the brownie out of the pan into a bowl (it will crumble into a million pieces.)
- In a separate small bowl combine the Nut (or seed) Butter and the coconut oil. Place in microwave briefly and heat until it begins to melt. Stir the melted mixture and then pour it into the brownie crumb bowl. Add the Granulated Sugar, Salt and Stevia. Grab handfuls of the batter and squeeze it into balls. You may need to pack it in your hands for a moment until it holds together. Do this until you have roughly 18 large TBS sized balls.
I topped my brownie bites with homemade sugar free chocolate. I simply mixed together about a TBS of Melted coconut oil with a few TBS of Cocoa Powder and added a pinch of salt. As its not sweet I topped each brownie bite with a hefty sprinkle of xylitol. Unless you are using Nunaturals Vanilla or Cocoa Flavored liquid stevia I don't recommend adding it to your chocolate as it will make things bitter. If sugar isn't a problem you could add in a small drizzle of Agave Nectar. Another option is to simply melt allergy free chocolate chips in the microwave briefly and drizzle the chocolate sauce on top. OR- leave the chocolate sauce out of the picture all together, they will still taste great.
Store these little bites at room temperature in a sealed container. I personally think they taste best by day two!