My Guy Fawkes’ Protein Brownie Bites

I made these brownies to take with me to this year’s pre-fire party. I was going to throw one into the fire but then… well… then I ate it :-D Are you wondering what’s going on here? Let me explain. Every year on the 5th of November, the otherwise sleepy little town where I live transforms itself into one massive fire party. The date is marked on everyone’s calendar as Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes (who many of you will know from the movie ‘V from Vendetta’) Night and it’s a night when hundreds of people descend upon us to watch members of different Bonfire societies parade the streets dressed up as all sorts of orante characters (e.g. medieval and victorian era folk, gladiators, pirates, zulus, nuns, priests, king and queens, aliens, devils, etc.) as they drum, sing, carry with them torches, wheelbarrows of fire, and effigies of in/famous people who are later set to burn. And then, at the end of the night, BOOM BOOM BOOM! dozens of fireworks go off in and around the many fires that burn – and burn big! – throughout the town. It’s quite a spectacle! and its history is absolutely riveting (read more about it here and here.) Right now though, I’m turning to my protein brownies.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 cup Koko coconut milk (or any other milk)
1/4 cup coconut flour
2 big cooked beets
1/2 cup liquid egg whites
1/2 cup chocolate vegan protein powder (I can seriously not recommend this enough; it’s delicious and bakes beautifully)
1 teaspoon baking soda (aka bicarbonate of soda)

Directions:

Blended and baked in a small brownie pan at 160 C (320 F) for about about an hour or until, when stabbed with a knife, your knife comes out clean.

Macros per Serving (out of 24):

25.6kcals
1.4g carbs
3.4g protein
0.7g fat
0.9g fiber

The brownies ended up really moist (you can tell by looking at the pics) and almost fudgy in texture. That’s because, if you notice the ingredients, most of their body came from the vegan protein powder and the coconut flour. What this meant is that they were super dense.

I actually think I should have used less coconut flour – 1/8 of a cup as opposed to 1/4 cup so do halve the amount when you make them, just to ensure they end up a bit cakier than mine. The beauty of using just vegan powders and coconut flour +/- some fruit/veg is that the final product ends up lower in carbs and really moist. That’s because vegan powders don’t have that tendency that whey/casein have for becoming too dry and potentially rubbery when baked.

OK so, I baked them and sliced the whole thing into twenty four before placing them all in some tupperware to carry with me to the partay (check it out, hehe). I was, like I mentioned above, going to throw one into the fire at the end of the night but then I just ate it because a. what’s the point of throwing it in and b. it was too good to burn.



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