Macro-Friendly Gluten-Free Protein Brownies

These Macro-Friendly Protein Brownies are rich and chocolatey and made with whole food ingredients, including peanut butter, banana, and walnuts. They are naturally gluten-free!

Macro-Friendly Protein Brownies

Oooh, baby… I have the perfect recipe for you when that chocolate craving hits. These are not your average brownies made with flour, eggs, and sugar. Nope, not that!

Believe it or not, you can make a batch of brownies with whole food ingredients that are not only rich and decadent, but packed with protein and nutrition too. And, bonus, they’re naturally gluten-free! The base of these Macro-Friendly Protein Brownies is made with peanut butter and banana (hello, yum already!), and they get a boost of protein and healthy fats from protein powder and walnuts.

Whip up a batch of these while you do the rest of your weekly meal prep. Then, when your sweet tooth calls, you’ll have a healthier treat ready to go. You can also freeze these brownies (tip: make a double batch) and take out to enjoy as needed. If you like a gooey brownie, pop one in the microwave for a few minutes for that chocolatey brownie bliss. Just add a scoop of vanilla Greek yogurt for an added protein punch!

Ingredients in Macro-Friendly Protein Brownies


These Macro-Friendly Protein Brownies are rich and chocolatey and made with whole food ingredients like peanut butter, banana, and walnuts.


1 cup peanut butter4 bananas1/2 cup cocoa powder1/2 cup chocolate protein powder1/2 cup dark chocolate chips1/2 cup walnuts (chopped)


Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a cake or loaf pan with parchment paper.In a small saucepan over low-medium heat, melt the peanut butter.In a mixing bowl, mash the bananas, cocoa powder, protein powder and nut butter until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into pan, sprinkle with walnuts and bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely before serving.


  • Serving Size: 1 brownie
  • Calories: 280
  • Fat: 18
  • Carbohydrates: 23
  • Protein: 11

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Joe Miyaki

Written by Joe Miyaki

When I first began my adventure with fitness I was anything but the picture of health. I was very overweight and I realized it was because of eating fast food and drinking pop and beer on a regular basis. I decided to do something about it. I immersed myself in a new lifestyle and have never regretted it.

I did, however, have multiple ups and downs. It took me years to make a decision to thoroughly examine my workouts and make necessary changes.

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