Apple Jack Protein Brownies

I can't tell you how long it's been since eating any commercial cereal, but I can tell you that I ate a crap ton of it right up to about age 15 before switching to eggs.

These brownies don't contain any cereal, nor do they contain the sugar or the "healthy grains" you'd find in a box of Kellogg's Apple Jack's, but if you're like me, the flavor will remind you of that cereal.

If you're not a fan of the sweetener I recommend in this, feel free to swap it out. Or check out my sweetness solution here.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large apple or 2 small apples, Very finely chopped or pulverized
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour 
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened canned coconut milk (not light)
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 2 heaping tablespoons coconut oil, melted 
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp cinnamon
  • several dashes: cloves, nutmeg, ginger
  • 15-20 drops liquid stevia

 

Directions:

1. Combine all your dry ingredients. For the protein, I used Biotest's Metabolic Drive. It always bakes nicely.

2. Add the apple and the remaining wet ingredients. I used Thai Kitchen's unsweetened organic coconut milk. Just make sure to shake up the can before opening and so that the cream is evenly distributed through out the liquid.

3. Mix well.

4. Spray coconut oil on a small pan, then powder that pan with a few tablespoons of the protein powder. This is the best tasting non-stick method I've learned.

5. Spoon your brownie batter into the pan. It should be a small-ish pan, about 8 X 6. 

6. Bake for about 25 minutes at 400. Do a toothpick test to check for doneness. And remember these are brownies, so they should be dense and moist. You could even take them out of the oven early.