Saturday, April 17, 2010

Cheater Post Workout Brownies

So I have been trying hard not to eat "too" much processed crap. Easier said than done. I also wanted to find some sort of Power Bar/Luna Bar/ Clif Bar that doesn't cost three dollars a piece and taste like garbage. This quarters Running Room Magazine had a recipe that I just had to try:

Cheater Post Workout Brownies

The Cast of Characters:
1 Box of Brownie Mix (I used Low Fat, but it doesn't discriminate)
1/4 Cup of Vegetable Oil
2 Eggs
1/2 Cup of Chocolate or Vanilla Whey Protein Powder (I used a 1/4 cup of each)
1/4 Cup of Ground Flax Seed
2 4.5 oz Jars Sweet Potato Baby Food
1 4.5 oz Jar Strained Prune Baby Food
1 Cup Cashews (Chopped)

1) Throw everything into a bowl and mix until well moistened (about 50 strokes)
2) Pour the batter into a 8 inch square pan and bake in a 325 degree oven for about 50 minutes

3) Cool completely on wire rack in pan
Cut into twelve bars. At this point I now will freeze ten of them and package them individually to eat at a later date. They should be good for up to a month in the freezer
Mmmmmm chocolate brownie goodness!
The details
  • 304 Calories
  • 10g Protein
  • 35 grams carbs
  • 3 grams fibre
  • 14 g fat
  • 121 mg sodium


Mel-2nd Chances said...

ooooooooh! Those look yummy!

Nikki said...

My sister had been experimenting with her own granola bar recipes and has come up with some good ones that are made with only good stuff. I should get the recipe for you... The brownies do look good thougH!

Sarah said...

@Mel- they are DIVINE!

@Nikki - I would love that! Thank you!