4 Ingredient Fudge Protein Brownies (Vegan, Gluten-free, Paleo)


Quick and easy to make 4 ingredient healthy protein brownies are moist and fudgy and contain NO SUGAR, NO EGGS, NO OIL, AND NO FLOUR! They are naturally Vegan, gluten-free, and paleo. Enjoy they for breakfast or anytime of the day. 4 Ingredient Fudge Protein Brownies (Vegan, Gluten-free, Paleo)Ever since I started making these healthy protein brownies for my paleo obsessed husband, We’ve never looked back. They are fudgy and delicious and because they are made with all wholesome ingredients, eating them couldn’t be easier. There’s no better feeling out there than enjoying brownies guilt free!

These brownies are great if you are on a low-carb  or paleo diet or if you are a weight trainer. They are packed with protein powder, nut butter, and bananas. Since they are mostly banana and nut butter, they make a great breakfast on the go.

For best results:

  • I suggest using caseinVega, or any plant-based protein powder in chocolate flavor.
  • For the nut butter, almond, cashew or peanut butter all work really well.
  • For the bananas, the one and only rule is the riper the better!
    4 Ingredient Fudge Protein Brownies (Vegan, Gluten-free, Paleo)To make the brownies, simply combine all the ingredients with a whisk or wooden spoon until fully combined. Pour (or press) better into a greased skillet or small pan. Bake for 18-20 minutes and cool before slicing. 4 Ingredient Fudge Protein Brownies (Vegan, Gluten-free, Paleo)4 Ingredient Fudge Protein Brownies (Vegan, Gluten-free, Paleo)

4 Ingredient Fudge Protein Brownies (Vegan, Gluten-free, Paleo)

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Serves: 9 slices
Please see above for protein powder recommendations and tips. For paleo use this: chocolate paleo protein powder, for vegan or gluten-free use this: Vega chocolate Powder.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups mashed banana (about 6 medium, overripe bananas)
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter (use almond or cashew butter for paleo/low-carb)
  • ½ cup protein powder
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a small 8x8 baking dish or 8'' skillet with parchment paper or grease well. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the mashed bananas, peanut butter, whisk until fully combined. Stir in protein powder and cocoa powder with a wooden spoon. Pour batter into a greased pan. Bake for 12-20 minutes or until cooked through.

  3. Cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting. Cover the leftovers and store in the fridge for up to 3 days. Enjoy cold or at room temp!

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32 Comments

  • katy

    Can I substitute or leave our the peanut butter? I dont like any of the nut butters…they all taste like peanut butter and its the worst

  • Stephanie

    What kind of consistency should these have when they’re done baking? I’m trying to bake them, but i can’t tell if they’re done.

  • MB

    I tried these last night and they turned out HORRENDOUS!! Only reason I can think of is the type of protein powder I used…

    I opted for my chocolate flavored eggwhite protein powder and I think that’s what made them rubbery/taste like a tire… I was so disappointed because I saw the great reviews and they looked delicious!

    Word to the wise, do not use eggwhite protein powder LOL

    • Donna

      It’s a terrible recipe, nothing is good without real ingredients. Nothing that is three or four ingredient will be good. Use a regular brownie recipe, use eggs, coconut flour and a maple syrup and banana 1/2 mix of each to replace the sugar. And no peanut butter!

  • Jerome

    Why would you say they’re sugar free when peanut butter has been added? Can I have the nutritional information for this recipe?

    • Alex

      I was watching another recipe video where the guy said sugar free and then on the back of the peanut butter label it had sugar right at the top. In my cupboard I have peanut butter that is sugar free. It is only peanuts and peanut oil. You can just google the amounts of ingredient and find the nutritional info based on the ingredients you plan to use or read the backs of the label because many people will use different brands.

  • Nyisha

    I was shocked how good these were!!! I halved the recipe and made mini brownies. Next time I’ll
    Have to double it! I used Arbonne vegan protein, and they turned out wonderfully! Thanks for this recipe! It will be my go to from now on!!

  • DeeLo

    Is there ANY alternative to the banana? I cannot even have them in my house, the smell of them makes me physically & violently ill… I want to make these, but am at a loss as to a substitute.

  • Ashley

    I looked up some generic nutritional(caloric) info:
    2c Banana – 400 cal
    1c Peanut Butter -1397 cal
    1/2 c Chocolate Protein Powder- 400 cal
    1/4 c Cocoa Powder- 48 cal
    Total 2245 cal 250 cal per serving

    Not to bad for a brownie! I’m a big fan of BP2 and was wondering if it could be reconstituted and used. I’m guessing the brownies would be less fudge-y without the oil from the Peanut Butter.

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