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PROTEIN Valentine Brownie Cupcakes w/ PROTEIN Frosting Recipe

Protein Valentine Brownie Cupcakes Recipe
Written by Derek Howes

These Protein Valentine Brownie Cupcakes are exactly what Cupid would call for (he works out all day). Delicious, low in sugar, and high in fiber + protein!

Here is the Brownie Cupcakes recipe:

  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 4 Tablespoons (28g) Coconut Flour
  • 1/2 Cup (40g) Rolled Oats
  • 3 Scoops (90g) Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 1/4 Cup Sweetener
  • 2 Tablespoons (10g) Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Cup (61g) Unsweetened Apple Sauce
  • 1 Medium Avocado
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tablespoon (21g) Honey
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 2 Large Egg Whites
  • 1 Tablespoon (15g) Sugar Free Chocolate Chips

Here is the recipe for the Frosting:

  • 2 Ounces (56g) Fat Free Cream Cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon Sweetener
  • 1/2 Scoop (15g) Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 2.65 Ounces (75g) Fat Free Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • Couple Drops Red Food Coloring (Optional)

Calories in the WHOLE recipe w/ Frosting:

  • Calories: 1436
  • Fat: 52g
  • Saturated Fat: 14g
  • Sodium: 1433mg
  • Carbs: 103g
  • Fiber: 35g
  • Sugar: 38g
  • Protein: 139g

Calories in each Cupcake w/ Frosting (if you make 12):

  • Calories: 110
  • Fat: 4.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.2g
  • Sodium: 119.4mg
  • Carbs: 8.6g
  • Fiber: 2.9g
  • Sugar: 3.2g
  • Protein: 11.6g

Calories in the WHOLE recipe w/out Frosting:

  • Calories: 1217
  • Fat: 51g
  • Saturated Fat: 14g
  • Sodium: 906mg
  • Carbs: 91g
  • Fiber: 32g
  • Sugar: 32g
  • Protein: 112g

Calories in each Cupcake w/out Frosting (if you make 12):

  • Calories: 106
  • Fat: 4.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.2g
  • Sodium: 75.5mg
  • Carbs: 7.6g
  • Fiber: 2.7g
  • Sugar: 2.7g
  • Protein: 9.3g

Combine all of your dry ingredients for your Brownie Cupcakes recipe into a bowl. Mix them together. Combine all of your wet ingredients (aside from your Chocolate Chips) for your Brownie Cupcakes recipe into another bowl. Mix them together. Slowly add your dry mix into your wet mix until mixed together thoroughly. Add in your Chocolate Chips or melt them on the stove/in a microwave (I prefer melting them) and then mix them in. Take out your silicone muffin cups and evenly distribute your mix into them. Bake on 350°F/176°C 18:00-22:00. To make your Frosting simply add all of your Frosting ingredients into a bowl and mix them together. Spread your Frosting onto your Brownie Cupcakes! Devour!


  • Let your Cream Cheese soften up a bit before you add it in (to make mixing easier)!

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About the author

Derek Howes

Derek Howes is a personal trainer and chef with over a decade of experience in the gym and kitchen. Derek, who is also known as The Protein Chef on his blog and YouTube channel shows his viewers every week that food doesn’t need to be boring or repetitive, it’s all about balance, moderation, and having the knowledge to change things up. His recipes which have been featured in the news, magazines, and on TV are cheap, quick, AND delicious! His motto in life is “everything in moderation” and is without question the most important habit he follows.


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