I will always be a firm advocate that all foods can fit into a #prettybalanced lifestyle and that sweets and treats are one of life’s true pleasures...especially when they involve brownies ;-).
These brownies are made with oat flour, which you can easily make at home in a food processor or blender. Just take rolled oats and toss them into your food processor or blender until they form a flour-like consistency.
All you need is one bowl, some staple pantry ingredients, and patience to dig into a protein-rich sweet.
1 cup oat flour (use gluten-free if desired)
½ cup chocolate protein powder
½ cup sugar (can sub coconut sugar, if desired)
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp kosher salt
½ cup coconut or canola oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs (can sub 2 flax or chia eggs)
½ cup chocolate chips plus more for on top (I used semi-sweet, but you can sub dark for a richer flavor or dairy-free if needed)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Line an 8x8 baking ban with parchment paper.
In a medium-large mixing bowl, add the flour, protein powder, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt until evening mixed.
Add the oil, vanilla extract, and eggs and mix until everything is evenly coated.
Gently fold in the chocolate chips.
Pour the contents into the lined 8x8 baking dish and spread out evenly (please note this will be thicker than your typical brownie batter).
Top with a sprinkle of chocolate chips.
Place in the oven for 13-17 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean (mine was finished at 15).
Let cool and cut into desired sizes.
Savor and enjoy!