Chocolate Protein PhD Nutrition Brownies

You may have seen on my social media accounts that I recently announced some very exciting news…I have been invited to bake something sweet, tasty and most importantly, CLEAN, for the PhD Nutrition / PhD Woman stand at Body Power Expo this Sunday!!

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As regular readers may know, I use their whey protein in the majority of my recipes. It’s tasty, high quality, versatile and works brilliantly in all kinds of #indulginginnocently treats, from raw to baked. Brownies are what many people love and crave – which is why I have created these high protein ones with no added refined sugars, low in carbohydrates and with some good fats thrown in there too. There’s even a secret ingredient which you might not guess!

So, if you’re at the health and fitness exhibition on Sunday, please pop by at the PhD Woman stand (G77) where one of my inspirations, Lydia Millen, will also be – and try a sample of these totally clean but delicious chocolate goodies!



  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 2 scoops PhD Nutrition Belgian Chocolate diet whey protein
  • 3 tbsp cacao powder (or cocoa)
  • ½ cup natural sweetener (stevia or xylitol)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 x can cooked unsweetened apple slices (I buy these from Tesco for 75p!)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk (you can use cow’s, almond, hazelnut, coconut or soya milk)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp coffee mixed with 1-2 tbsp boiling water


Get baking!

  1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C and grease and line a traybake tin with greaseproof paper.
  2. Put the flours, protein powder, sweetener and baking powder in a large bowl and stir well.
  3. Blend the apple slices, eggs, milk, vanilla extract. Whizz up for at least 30 seconds until smooth, then pour into the bowl along with the cacao and coffee mixture.
  4. Gently fold into the dry ingredients and mix until you have a thick, smooth and chocolatey batter. Spoon into the tin and spread out evenly.
  5. Bake for about 15-20 minutes until risen and a skewer comes out clean – you might want to cover with tin foil halfway through cooking to avoid any potential burning!
  6. Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, cut into 12 generous chunks then leave to cool or enjoy while still warm and fresh. Enjoy indulging innocently!


If you get a photo of the day or have a go at making these yourself, please do tag me on Twitter and/or Instagram #IndulgingInnocently 🙂 I always love to see!

Note: I was invited to take part in this project free of charge with a thank you gift of monetary value.