From the Kitchen of Robyn Maher
Continuing with our popular Fit Recipe Series here at DigitalMuscle.com, our resident “Fit Chef” Robyn Maher shares this delicious high-protein recipe for those who love the decadence of coconut and chocolate! The picture says it all with these decadent-looking protein confections.
Coconut Protein Brownies
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup coconut oil
4 ounces unsweetened applesauce
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
3 eggs (or 5-6 egg whites)
10-15 drops coconut-flavored liquid stevia
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup Quest Nutrition Chocolate Milkshake protein powder
1/2 cup cocoa powder or raw cacao
3 packs Devotion Nutrition Flex Flavors Coconut Biscotti
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup shredded or flaked coconut, divided
1/2 cup chocolate chips, divided
Walden Farms or other sugar-free chocolate syrup
Preheat the oven to 350 F. In a blender or mixer, add the honey, coconut oil, applesauce, vanilla, almond extract, and eggs. Process until smooth, and add the stevia drops.
In a separate bowl, combine the almond flour, protein powder, cocoa, Flex Flavors, baking soda, and sea salt. Mix well until the batter is smooth.
Spray an 8×8-inch baking dish with nonstick spray, and spread the batter evenly in the pan. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of shredded coconut and 1/4 cup of chocolate chips over the top, and stir gently into the batter with a spatula. Bake approximately 20 minutes, but do not overcook, as the brownies will be too dry.
Place the remaining 1/4 cup of coconut in an oven-proof dish and toast for 5 minutes. Sprinkle the coconut and the remaining chocolate chips over the brownies, and drizzle with sugar-free chocolate syrup. Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting.
IFBB Bikini Pro Robyn Maher is a fitness and nutrition expert who has
been featured on national and local TV. A graduate of Brigham
Young University with a degree in exercise science and wellness,
Robyn is an NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition
Specialist, YogaFit certified instructor, NPC judge and prep coach,
and the promoter of the IFBB/NPC Salt City Showdown. She’s also a
fitness model, public speaker, and mom of three who loves creating
healthy recipes and educating others on how to live an active, fit
lifestyle. Robyn lives near Salt Lake City.