Peppermint Protein Brownies

Chocolate + peppermint are two of my all-time favorite winter flavor combinations. As a year-round chocolate fan, peppermint is the perfect twist I need to maintain my obsession, but feel like I’m participating in the holiday spirit. Hence the birth of these high protein peppermint brownies!

Now, don’t let the name confuse you – these are still very much a dessert item. These aren’t meant to replace a meal or feel extra healthy, they’re just delicious brownies with some extra protein added in! Enjoy them as a bed time treat or as a midday pick-me-up, either way you’ll love this recipe + get some extra nutritional value from the protein powder ; )


  • ½ cup Chocolate Chips
  • ¼ cup Coconut Oil, softened
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • ½ cup Almond Flour [or other flour of choice]
  • ½ cup Peppermint Hot Cocoa Protein Powder [sub with Chocolate Protein Powder if you don’t have this one!]
  • ¼ cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/8 tsp or pinch of Salt


  • ¼ cup Mini Chocolate Chips
  • ¼ cup Mini Marshmallows
  • 1 crushed Candy Cane


#1] Preheat the oven to 355 degrees + grease an 8×8 baking dish
#2] Microwave the chocolate chips + coconut oil in 30 second increments until smooth
#3] With a hand mixer, beat the eggs + sugar together until pale ++ fluffy – will take about 5 to 7 minutes
#4] Slowly mix in the melted chocolate + coconut oil on low speed until combined
#5] Add almond flour, protein powder, cocoa powder, + salt ++ gently fold until there are minimal lumps
#6] Pour batter into baking dish + smooth over. Top with mini chocolate chips, marshmallows + crushed candy cane
#7] Bake for 20-25 minutes + enjoy!

Recipe inspired by The Loopy Whisk + @collegehealthyhabit

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