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Old 10-26-2003, 02:46 AM   #1
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Protein Brownies

Mine are in the oven! This is what happens when the time changes and you can't sleep in.

Leenie - I made them per your recipe and for 12 bars, I got the same numbers you did with the exception of calories. Plugged into LifeForm as 12 servings (71.8g) I got:

118 calories
2 Fat
14 Protein
14 Carbs
2 Fiber
sugar 1

Oh, but I just figured out why.........our protein powders are different, and so is our CC. Okay -- I am using Biotest Grow and Friendship 1% No Salt added CC for anyone that cares.

I can smell them baking from upstairs. YUM.

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Old 10-26-2003, 04:01 AM   #2
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I bet they smell great Lite

I am going to make a batch or 2 today too. Funny thing is I thought about getting up early too to make them when I first woke up, but I fell back to sleep. Now I'll have to wait until after church.

Enjoy!!
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I decided to have my traditional breakfast and save the brownies for later. I can either eat 2 as a serving (46P%/39C%/16F%), or I thought 1.5 brownie's with 1 cup of unsweetened soymilk would make a great snack (40%P/30%C/30%F)!

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Yes Lite and that's a good point to make to everyone...the calorie counts will depend on what kind of protein powder you use.

I think if the texture wasn't different no one would ever know these are not "real" brownies. The oldest DS snagged one last night and was raving about them. He is actually not much of a meat eater at all so these will be good for him to eat to get some protein in.
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Old 10-27-2003, 06:40 PM   #5
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All I know is that the Brownies are awesome and they will now be a staple in my diet!!
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I don't know on my calories either. I used Myoplex Lite - Chocolate and 2 TBSP- Cocoa instead of 1/4 cup. They are delicious. I didn't like the Myoplex Lite Chocolate Shakes and now I have a way to use them up!! YIPPEE!!!!

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What kind of protein powder are you guys cooking these brownies with. I need to buy some.

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Old 10-28-2003, 04:14 AM   #7
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Shauna- I didn't have any Vanilla Protein Powder. SO I improvised and used my Chocolate Myoplex Lite - 2 packets and 2 TBSP Cocoa instead of 1/4 Cocoa and 4 Scoops protein Powder.
Give them a try - they are awesome!!!
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Old 10-28-2003, 04:44 AM   #8
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Leenie or anyone else??

How many times a day can you eat the protein brownies?
Or what do you do?

Could you potentially have them for your morning, afternoon and evening snack??
Or for the afternoon snack should I have just protein?
What is everyone else doing?

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Shauna, I've just been using my Optimum Nutrition vanilla protein powder..I believe it's 22 grams protein per scoop.

Tracy, the Myoplex Lite has some carbs in it too so that would increase the carb/calorie counts for the bars. I eat the biggest servings of the brownies/bars in the morning/ early afternoon meals but if I'm hungry when I get home from work or at night before bed I'll have 1/2 to 1 bar.

The brownies are not as moist as the pumpkin or banana bars so need to figure out something to add to make them more moist without adding too many carbs/calories. I'll have to work on that one next baking day.
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Old 10-28-2003, 06:28 AM   #10
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Mine are more moist - probably the extra carbs in Myoplex Lite. I don't like this flavor of Protein Powder so it is a great way to use up!!

Thanks for your help!
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Can anyone say BISCOTTI!!

YUP ya heard right! I was eating a "brownie" at school today and noticed it was a bit dry. So i was thinking what if i took the sliced brownie, cut in half and baked it some more like ya do when(if) you have ever made biscotti.

Sooooo I took 1 bar, cut it in fourths the long way and popped it into my toaster oven. I did it only for a few minutes (cause it was gonna burn on the toast setting.I should have put it on bake The results were a "cookie" that was mostly dry,crunchy on the outside and a little soft on the inside. If i had cooked it more, i dare bet it would have dried out.

The next time I bake my brownies i am going to cool them slightly to get them out of the pan,cut to slices and then re bake for about another 10-15 minutes and see what happens.. I'll try it with about a quarter of the pan just incase it doesnt work, dont what to ruin all my brownies.

If sucessful they will need to be stored in an airtight container so that they stay crispy!

Ohhhh hot tea and some biscotti got to love THAT in front of the fireplace
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[COLOR=royalblue]Ileen[/COLOR] - You ARE the woman!!!!
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Yummy Ileen! That's the idea I was thinking of for making breadsticks using a plain batter with italian seasonings and maybe a little parmesan cheese. Let me know how those turn out!
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Thanks Lite I would say the word should probably be desperate for a cookie

I have a few pieces in my toaster on toast now.. let see what happens. It would do better in the regular oven though
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ok.. thinking out loud.. I couldn;t resist making a fresh batch. I am using choc protein powder and 2 tbs of cocoa powder.

I am spraying the pan with Pam so that the entire brownie pops out of the pan.. cooling for a few minutes till i can handle it and then cutting them up. place CUT side down .. RAISING the oven temp to 375 and baking for an additional 10-15 minutes or till it takes to crisp them up.

I tried the pumpkin bars in the toaster as an experiment.. It are much moister and I think would take longer OR need to use less moisture IF you are going to make them pumpkin biscotti!..


I have a hair appt in about an hour so i am wasting time lol. DH isnt home
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Ileen that is how I did them with the Chocolate PP and 2 TBSP Cocoa... Mine are nice and moist!
I don't know if it is the extra carbs in the PP or what????
How many carbs does your PP have.
The Myoplex Lite is 25 g P & 20 gr Carbs. It is high but I bought it when I started BFL and it was suggested when I called into BFL/EAS - ofcourse - I was a sucker!

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Just gonna start me some muffins and more brownies as we write!
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TEG I only use Optimum Nutrition.. I have two. Plain Any WHey and this one:

Double Rich Chocolate.. Instantized

Calories 110
Total Fat 1.5
Total carbs 3
sugars 1
Protein 23
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Holy Moly - what a difference in CARBS - man o'live.
No wonder mine are so moist! And good!
Well Well - I need to use this up though..
I can get new after Cancun trip...
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OH MY GOSH!! I am going to be in trouble with these things!! THey are awesome. I baked them for 15-20 minutes at 375 AFTER the first inital bake. THey are mostly crispy with a slightly tender inside. I think I will try to get them to crisp more next time! THese dont taste like protein brownies!! THEY TASTE LIKE COOKIES!! Dont say I didnt warn ya

maybe we shouldnt make these 'cause they were that good. Now I am thinking of using the plain any whey and maybe doing onew with orange peel and almond slivers..

Ok.. I have to stop! I am getting nuts! If anyone else trys this let me know!I can see it is going to cost me a fortune in protein powders.. cause i have NEVER used so much of it as i have baking these yummy bars and cookies!
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Hi girls !!! Where is the reciepe for these bars and brownies ???? Thanks-----Rose
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Hi Rose. The recipe for the brownies and other bars and other great BFL/low carb recipes is here in the nutrional sticky at the top of the bfl bulletin board. http://www.low-carb-friends.com/bbs/...threadid=53392

For the brownies/biscotti you will need remove them from the pan..** spray well with pam BEFORE baking so that they come out easy. Raise temp of the oven to 375 and bake for an additonal 20 or more till they crisp to your liking. cool completely. Store in an airtight container. If they lose their crispness they can be reheated in oven or toaster oven again

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Rose, look in the recipe sticky at the top of the page for the recipe.


Ileen, have you used 100% Any Whey for these recipes? I need a np fat/no sugar/low sodium flavored protein powder but will most likely order it online. GNC didn't have one. I copied the nutritional label for Friendship LF CC and will try plugging it in a recipe to see how the numbers vome out.

How many oz. of these in a serving?
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Deb when i initially made my brownies i used the any whey one,.25 c of cocoa powder and a bit more vanilla extract. THey were very good.I have bought the choc one just cause i didnt want to use all my baking cocoa incase i had to make really brownies or something for school or the dkids It definitely works in the brownies


I am going to try some cookies soon with the plain,vanilla extract , orange rind and maybe the almonds. I have an original biscotti recipe like that so i am going to look at it and mimic the seasoning ..i'll post my results
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I can't wait to try the cookies! I think having something a little on the crunchy side will be great. Hey you could also take a cookie cutter and cut some cute designs out before you bake the 2nd time. I don't think anyone would know the difference.

If you don't have a problem with maltodextrin, try adding in 1 tsp or so of Butter Buds to the mix.

I'm really wanting to go into the kitchen right now! These cookies would be great to take along on our trip!
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Leenie take the brownies that you have already made, and cut them. very lightly spray the cookie sheet while preheating your oven to 375 lay them cut side down and bake. Bet that would work if you are wanting to try them anytime soon

I have found they lose some of the crunch sitting... but are still at this time anyway crispy than the brownie. Not sure how long they will hold the crispness.

Dh came from from AL . He ate one of those.. He said that he'll take some of THOSE to work tomorrow! I guess i need to make another batch! AH well tomorrow is another day
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lol Ileen. I told Mustang the other day when I was doing all the baking I think I need a commercial oven. I'll try some of the ones I already have done tomorrow evening! Thanks for experiementing!

I think just a plain batter with some cinnamon would be good too....just like a snickerdoodle. Maybe put just a little cinnamon in the batter, then sprinkle cinnamon/splenda on the cut side before re-baking.
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ok I couldn't wait, I have some in the oven now.
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Yep Ileen, I'm going to be in big trouble now.

On Sunday I made lemon bars using the basic brownie recipe except I used 1/4 C fresh lemon juice and 1/4 C water. I also added 2 tsp of the butter buds and of course eliminated the cocoa. I wasn't quite sure I liked these or not and wanted to work on the recipe more. I was thinking I needed to add just a little more lemon juice or more lemon rind.

I just sliced up and re-baked and let me tell you these are awesome.

I'll let you know how they do overnight (assuming they make it that long...Mustang just headed back to the kitchen)
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drooling...................thanks for experimenting and sharing. Cookies would be awesome!

Leenie - btw, the choc PP worked out fine in my brownies.

I'll have to take a look at a biscotti recipe too. So, how many slices are you getting to a brownie? In other words, how many slices or ounces is a serving now? MMmmm...orange/choc would make a good flavor too.

no time to bake again till the weekend anyway.........

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Lite i get four slices per brownie try taking your brownie slicing it into 4 and putting it back in the oven till it gets crisp. about 15-20, or more. I also do things like that in my toaster oven,.. Watch the temps, cooks way faster in there
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