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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