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Double Chocolate Coconut Protein Brownies

Are you ready for these Double Chocolate Coconut Protein Brownies?  They are gluten free and loaded with protein and antioxidants. Making this recipe a sweet treat that is great for the fitness minded like us. {Don’t miss your chance to win a  Vitamix Below}

I am participating with a few other amazing bloggers to promote eating healthy in 2015.  Please check out our host Brianne from Cupcakes and Kale Chips who posts a new delicious Healthy Treat every day this month.  She is sure to have something to satisfy your sweet tooth. 

Double Chocolate Coconut Protein Brownies Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.comYou may or may not know that I am on of those crazy CrossFit people.  One thing I have figured out after six months of doing this sport is that I always seem to be sore, sometimes just a bit here or there and sometimes “oh my Lordy I can’t get off the toilet sore.”  You know when you are cursing the fact that you are female and the toilet is so low to the ground.

Double Chocolate Coconut Protein Brownies for Clean Eating Crossfit

So, with me sore all the time, I pretty much am obsessed with trying to eat the proper foods that not only help my muscles with recovery but help me keep lean and mean.  Which means lots of protein to help aid in the repair of my muscle fibers but also in replenishing depleted energy stores.

These Double Chocolate Coconut Protein Brownies are not only darkly delicious, loaded with tons of coconut flavor but they have dried cherries in there to give a dose of antioxidants and fiber.  I certainly enjoy a bar and occasionally two after my workout, or when I want something to satisfy my sweet tooth.

If you might also be interested in checking out my Blueberry Protein Muffins which are a great delicious protein packed muffin that is sure to please.

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Double Chocolate Coconut Protein Brownies

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Servings: 12


  • 1/4 cup gluten free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup Whey Chocolate Protein Powder see notes for additional info
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup enjoy life semi-sweet mini chocolate chips plus 2 tablespoons for topping
  • 1/2 cup dried bing cherries


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8x8 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Place oats in food processor and process for a minute or until they resemble the consistency of flour. Transfer oat flour to medium bowl then whisk in protein powder, shredded coconut and cocoa powder; set aside.
  • Whisk together applesauce, egg, honey, vanilla and almond milk until smooth and well combined. Add to dry ingredients and mix together until just combined.
  • Place coconut oil and 1/4 cup of the chocolate chips in glass bowl and microwave for 30 seconds, stir to blend. Microwave an additional 30 seconds until all chocolate chips and coconut oil have melted together. Gently stir into brownie batter.
  • Stir in cherries.
  • Pour mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until just cooked through and the top has set.
  • Remove from oven and let cool on wire rack.
  • Lift parchment paper by ends and lift brownies out of pan. Cut and enjoy


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39 comments on “Double Chocolate Coconut Protein Brownies”

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    Andi @ The Weary Chef

    Thanks for the great giveaway, Amy! I’m always on board with anything involving chocolate and coconut. Those are two of my favorites! These look delicious.

    My cousin is a crazy crossfitter too. She is always hurting herself, but she looks amazing. I’m in awe of you guys! I feel like an athlete if I just get 10K steps on my fitbit each day 😉

    1. Thanks Andi, your cuz has to get you to start crossfit. It can be great fun with fun people. 10K steps is nothing to sneeze at!

  2. Glad to know you are participating in promoting to eat healthy in 2015. The Double Chocolate Coconut protein brownies looks so delicious & healthy as well. The pictures says it all. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I haven’t worked out in a looooong time, but I totally remember the “why is the toilet so low!!” feeling. You have to push yourself up and curse the whole time. Yup. I remember. haha!

    1. So glad you got my humor Kelley, you never know when you write these posts if people will be scratching their heads or nodding them.

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    Julie | This Gal Cooks

    I love all of the ingredients you used in these brownies, Amy! I have most of them on hand; just have to pick up a few things so I can give these a try!

  5. These look awesome! Your photography is great. The food looks so tasty… I’ll pass this recipe on to my husband, or even make it for him as a treat. 🙂

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    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet

    These look absolutely incredible and all I have to say is You go Girl on the crossfit! 🙂

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweets

    I haven’t tried crossfit yet, but I’m thinking I should!! I love coconut this time of year, and the extra protein in these brownies is a sure fire win!!

    1. Aimee, I really have enjoyed participating in crossfit. I hope you give it a try, and of course these yummy brownies.

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