I am a firm believer that sweets are an appropriate breakfast food. I know that you too want chocolate cake for breakfast. To make yourself feel a little bit better about eating sweets first thing in the morning, I present you with healthy four ingredient breakfast brownies, or simply breakfast brownies.
3 medium bananas
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 scoop vega one chocolate protein powder
handful of enjoy chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350º and grease a small cake pan, loaf pan, or mini loaf pans.
Melt the peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl.
Combine the bananas, cocoa powder, protein powder, and peanut butter in a food processor
and process until smooth.
Pour the mixture into your prepared pan and top with chocolate chips.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until cooked.
Let the brownies cool before cutting and serving.
This was the first time I attempted to make these breakfast brownies. As with all first attempts, I learned a thing or two.
If baking in mini loaf pans, bake for at least 30 minutes. I baked for 20 and checked, but they weren't ready. They were still a little undercooked at 30, but because they're vegan and I'm inpatient, I didn't care. Bake them longer to obtain the crumbly brownie top.
These were delicious. Even slightly under-baked, they were enjoyed. Next time, I think I'll try a pumpkin and almond butter combination.
These aren't your stereotypical brownie––their main flavor comes from the banana––but they're packed full of protein and are a sweet way to start your day.