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McIrish
03-06-2007, 07:21 PM
I'm sure most people on this site have tried HahnB's protein-peanut butter no-bake brownies. I was flipping through Men's Health and found a remarkably similar recipe for a quick snack, so I tried them, and lo-and-behold, they were pretty tasty, also. I would pop one or two of these every few hours between meals, as they're high in fat (ie., filling).

1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1 scoop whey protein
1/4 cup crushed walnuts
1/2 banana
dash of honey
pinch of cinnamon

Heat the peanut butter on the stovetop until runny, add the honey, mix in the remainder of the ingredients. Mash everything together. Place on wax paper and refridgerate or freeze. I rolled into six individual balls and froze these guys for about 2 hours. They're tasty and filling and they tide me over between meals. Macros to follow.

Entire batch (makes 6 servings)
Cals Fat Carb Prot
Totals 1121 86 45 59

Individual serving
Cals Fat Carb Protein
187 14 8 10

getfit
03-06-2007, 07:25 PM
that sounds pretty good

teaturtle
03-07-2007, 08:51 PM
but if its a brownie, wh eres the chocolate-ness???

8.8
03-07-2007, 09:25 PM
you gotta use chocolate protein powder

skinnywilly
03-08-2007, 02:43 AM
I'm gonna try these, always looking for things to snack on between meals that are easy to carry.

ElPietro
03-08-2007, 07:48 AM
Sounds good. Other than I don't know many protein powders where one scoop = 60g of protein. I'd think most would have to use two or close to three scoops to get that much.

Sidior
03-08-2007, 09:13 AM
Sounds good. Other than I don't know many protein powders where one scoop = 60g of protein. I'd think most would have to use two or close to three scoops to get that much.

The 59g comes from the protein of the powder, the peanut butter and the almonds.

Mad Martigan
03-08-2007, 02:45 PM
Will it work with 2 scoops of protein powder? 10g of protein per sounds kind of weak to me.

teaturtle
03-08-2007, 05:46 PM
ooooo what about chocolate mint protein? ;)

McIrish
03-11-2007, 09:03 AM
Will it work with 2 scoops of protein powder? 10g of protein per sounds kind of weak to me.

Yeah, agreed, 10g/ball isn't a huge number, and you're not going to hit your daily quota purely by eating a small ball of peanut butter and protein. :) It's a start, though, and generally adds somewhere in the range of 200-300 calories to my daily intake (more out of convenience than anything else).

That being said, I wouldn't recommend trying it with two scoops of protein powder - it gets far too chalky with that much powder, but experiment a little bit. I'd be interested in getting more protein in there, too. I found with Hahn's recipe that you really need to keep the peanut butter high to get hte protein powder content high, otherwise they get crumbly and turn into a kind of protein-filled "doggie chow" (the snack food), which isn't hte worst thing ever, but necessitates putting them in individual sandwich baggies to carry around.

teaturtle
03-12-2007, 08:45 AM
what about a real brownie recipe (one where you actually bake the stuff)?

getfit
03-12-2007, 09:14 AM
what about a real brownie recipe (one where you actually bake the stuff)?

if you google brownie receipes a ton will come up

teaturtle
03-12-2007, 09:17 PM
but how could i make a healthy one..w/o the flour, sugar, butter, etc.

Mad Martigan
03-12-2007, 09:24 PM
Dammit, I would be all for these if I could get 15 or 20 grams of protein.

Mad Martigan
03-12-2007, 09:25 PM
but how could i make a healthy one..w/o the flour, sugar, butter, etc.

Wouldn't you have to use one of the whey powders that plays well with heat?