This high protein oatmeal brownie with sour cherries recipe is the perfect combination of sweet, sour, and chocolatey goodness. Not only does it taste amazing, but it’s also packed with protein, gluten-free and refined sugar-free as well!
Ever since Costin and I have started working out, I’ve been looking for creative ways of adding more protein to our diet and what better way to enjoy a boost of protein than with a delicious, sweet treat!
I’m not a huge fan of oatmeal myself, my husbands eats it on a regular basis, but I do love using oats in desserts. That’s how I came up with the idea of baking oatmeal brownies that are both healthy and nutritious. Yesterday, while looking for a snack that would provide us with a high dose of protein, I decided to experiment with a couple of ingredients I had on hand.
I started by mashing three ripe bananas into a puree and then adding some cocoa powder for a chocolately flavor. To ensure the recipe has enough protein, I also added two eggs and two scoops of whey protein powder to the mixture. I believe these can be made vegan too if you skip the eggs, though you may need to add a little bit of almond milk to the mixture. To make the brownies extra nutritious, I also added two cups of oats and one cup of pitted sour cherries for some extra zing.
The recipe is super-simple. All you need to do is blend all the ingredients together in a food processor, then pour everything in the brownie tray and bake. It doesn’t get any easier than this! The prep part takes just 5 minutes and the dessert – 6 servings in total – is done in half an hour.
When my husband tasted my creation for the first time, he was amazed at how delicious and nutritious they were. He found the brownies to be the perfect snack after a long run or workout, as they provided him with the high dose of protein he needed to recover.
Overall, I am proud that my experiment was a success. It is possible to enjoy a sweet treat while still maintaining a healthy lifestyle, you just have to be creative! 🙂 I will try these next couple of days a variation for this oatmeal brownies recipe and make it with chocolate and peanut butter.
You can enjoy this oatmeal brownie with sour cherries as a post-workout snack or a guilt-free dessert. It’s a tasty and healthy treat that’s easy to make and sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!
- 3 ripe bananas, large
- 6 Tbsps cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2 eggs
- 2 scoops whey protein powder
- 2 cups oats
- 1 cup pitted sour cherries, thawed from frozen
- Preheat the oven to 180C and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Add the bananas, cocoa powder, baking soda, eggs, whey protein powder, and oats to a food processor.
- Blend until the mixture is smooth and well combined.
- Pour the mixture onto the prepared baking tray and smooth it out with a spatula.
- Add the thawed sour cherries on top.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
Amount Per Serving Calories 258Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 64mgSodium 148mgCarbohydrates 41gFiber 6gSugar 11gProtein 16g
I strive to keep the information as accurate as possible but make no warranties regarding its accuracy. I encourage you to make your own calculations using your preferred nutrition calculator.