Cashew and Peanut Butter Protein Brownies

 

I’ve been meaning to cover baking on Krystel Couture for some time now! Having much more free time and space I’m excited to share a quick and easy protein packed snack that I’ve been loving recently. I truly hope this is something you will enjoy and maybe even follow the recipe and try these brownies for yourself.

 

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This is the perfect daily snack as part of my clean eating diet, which I’m focusing on for the year and getting into a new fitness routine and gym time alongside healthy eating and detoxing. I’m hoping to share more posts like this to inspire you to eat clean and find new inspiration on my blog. These cashew and peanut butter brownies make for a great protein punch and the perfect afternoon pick-me-up with a cup of tea/herbal tea.

 

You will need:

3   –  Medium Eggs

115g   –  Crunchy Peanut Butter

115g   –  Cashew Nut Butter

200g  –   Dark Chocolate

100g  –   Self-Raising Flour

280g  –   Soft Brown Sugar

 

Topping:

25g  –  Cashew Nut Butter

25g  –  Peanut Butter

50g   –  Chocolate

Hand full of Cashew Nuts (Not Essential)

 

Brownie Information Per Slice:

225 Calories

5.5g Protein

Cuts into 16 snack size pieces

 

(p.s you can always add 230g of Peanut or Cashew Nut Butter if you prefer to use one or the other instead of mixing both into the mix. This works out just as yummy and the cashew nuts can be used as a topping but this is not necessary! You can also add more protein to this recipe using your preferred powder source for a protein mega boost!)

 

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Step 1. Line a 20cm square baking tin with greaseproof paper and lightly grease.

 

Step 2. Heat oven to (180C/160C  fan/gas 4) then gently melt the peanut butter, cashew nut butter, chocolate and brown sugar in a low heat pan, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has just about melted.

 

Step 3. Turn off heat and place the pan on a trivet and then use a wooden spoon to beat in the eggs one by one; then stir in the flour using a figure of eight method to allow air into the mix and scrape into the tin.

 

Step 4. Melt the remaining peanut and cashew nut butter for the topping in a pan until runny, then drizzle over the brownies mix. You can then add your cashew nuts if you want to include these as a topping also and they will bake nicely in the oven and add a yummy crunchy texture to the brownies once cooled.

 

Step 5. Bake for 30 – 35 mins until it forms a crust but the middle still seems slightly gooey.

 

Step 6. Melt the topping chocolate, drizzle over the cooked mix and then cool in the tin before cutting into bite-size squares.

 

 

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I hope you enjoyed this post and these will make for the perfect mid-day/pre-workout snack and I’m also hoping to get similar posts up from now on focusing on food and health/fitness advice and tips.

 

xo, Jenny

 

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29 Comments

  1. 19th August 2016 / 11:25 PM

    We have a soft spot for brownies and they taste even better when they’re healthy and home made! Your recipe sounds delicious, some black tea would go great with these!

    ISA Professional

  2. Danielle
    1st February 2016 / 2:10 PM

    Yumm!!!! These sound and look so amazing! Who can resist chocolate and peanut butter!!! Happy Monday!
    Danielle
    http://www.blushblossom.com

    • 23rd February 2016 / 9:05 PM

      Thanks and definitely not me!! Need to make more of these ha.ha x

  3. 30th January 2016 / 7:07 PM

    Thanks lovely they tasted amazing I can tell you that ha,ha! I had to limit myself to one a day but it was hard 😀 xx

    • 30th January 2016 / 7:11 PM

      Thanks lovely and they go amazing with tea 😉 x

    • 30th January 2016 / 7:11 PM

      They totally are! Tempted to make another batch they’re so good! xx

  4. 29th January 2016 / 12:14 PM

    Woww it looks so delicious!
    By the way, I really love your pictures and your blog in general. Amazing!
    Have a nice friday pretty!
    xo Sindi | http://www.karvain.com

    • 30th January 2016 / 7:12 PM

      Aww thanks so much, really happy your enjoying the blog, have a wonderful weekend <3 x

    • 30th January 2016 / 7:11 PM

      Thank you and you certainly should! xx

    • 30th January 2016 / 7:10 PM

      Ohh you totally should!! 😀 x

  5. 28th January 2016 / 9:10 PM

    Wow, these look so delicious! I love anything that combines both chocolate and peanut butter, thanks so much for sharing! I hope you’re having a wonderful day so far 🙂

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • 30th January 2016 / 7:09 PM

      Mmmm these are a heavenly combination!! Give them a try and I hope your enjoying the weekend! xx

  6. Damilola Owoade
    28th January 2016 / 12:47 PM

    Those brownies look so yummy. Great post, enjoyed reading. BTW i follow you on google+, hope you can follow back.

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    • 30th January 2016 / 7:08 PM

      Thanks lovely and I will do 😀 x

  7. 28th January 2016 / 11:33 AM

    Okay well I was right to ask for this post on Twitter because it is amazing! These brownies look so so good I need them now 🙂 brilliant recipe!!

    elwillmer.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

    • 30th January 2016 / 7:08 PM

      I managed to get it up quicker than I thought and definitely up for doing similar posts now 🙂 thanks lovely, you should definitely give the recipe a try! x

  8. 28th January 2016 / 8:07 AM

    Omgosh Jenny, these sound and look incredible! Definitely want to make these.

    T xx