These triple chocolate protein cake bars are a high protein snack with three different kinds of chocolate making each bar feel indulgent yet healthy.
Want to know the secret to having consistent motivation to workout?
Things like this protein cake recipe waiting for you either pre or post exercise.
I’m not even kidding when I tell you my mood went from slightly dreading my workout for the last two days (only because of the length of these phase 2 livefit workouts, not because I don’t like the program) to full out excited when I remembered these protein bars were in the fridge.
When chocolate is involved, that kind of thing happens I guess.
See this chocolate baked oats recipe for more proof.
It’s a sad thing to come home to an empty fridge after traveling, but it’s a whole other level of sad/difficult/frustrating to not have any good prepped workout food on hand.
Post-workout high protein “fun” snacks (like these high protein cinnamon cake bars) are the main thing that gets me through workouts some days.
If I’m going to be anywhere near successful in eating well and focusing on protein content, I need stuff on hand and ready because if I come up the stairs from our gym in the basement (currently inhabited by a rogue cricket who will not shut the hell up as I type this from a level above him) without a post workout snack planned out, things go south quickly.
It just so happens that these planned protein cake snacks have 3 different kinds of chocolate going on with their 10 grams of glorious protein a piece.
Funny how that happened, huh?
If Jamie Eason is going to superset me to death for an hour and a half, you can bet there will be more of this chocolate protein cake being made for the remainder of phase 2.
I can be bribed with anything with cake in its name.
Chocolate is just an added bonus.
These vegan black bean brownies also work as a bribe. A high protein brownie? Yep!
Oh, and peanut butter on top?
It’s protein too so why not, right?
If you love this recipe for chocolate protein cake bars, try one of these high protein recipes too:
Triple Chocolate Protein Cake Bars
- 1 cup oat flour
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
- 1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened dark cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons liquid egg whites or 2 whites
- 1/4 cup NuNaturals stevia baking blend
- 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 3 tablespoons dark chocolate chips optional
- 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees, grease an 8 x 8 baking dish.
- Combine through salt in a large bowl, set aside.
- Combine eggs and stevia and whisk together until fully incorporated in a medium bowl.
- Add remaining wet ingredients to the medium bowl and whisk together.
- Pour wet into dry ingredients and add in chocolate chips and walnuts if using.
- Pour batter into baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Let cool completely in pan and then cut into 9 squares, wrap individually and store in refrigerator.
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Gina Matsoukas is the writer, founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients as much as possible. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.