Soooo 3 weeks ago I bought a bag of dried Calimyrna (same as Turkish, I think??) figs with the intention of making fig bars....well, apparently we (read: I) have no self control because two days ago I hadn't made a thing, and there were only 10ish figs left. Whoops.
Poor Scott (who has enough self control for the both of us) never even got to enjoy them. So, I decided to see what I could whip up with the measly figs I had left.....and out came these AWESOME, no bake, chocolately, fudgy, super simple brownie bites. I used a grand total of four ingredients (five if you count water) -- which may or may not have to do with the fact that I hadn't gone grocery shopping yet, but that's besides the point.
This recipe makes 16 bites (not very many, I know, but I was working with TEN figs), and each is 70 calories with a whopping 4 grams protein. *fist bump*
FIG & OAT PROTEIN BROWNIE BITES
1 cup rolled (not quick) oats
1 scoop unflavored protein powder (I use Jarrow whey)
2 tbsp dark cocoa powder
10 dried Turkish or Calimyrna figs
2 tbsp water
In a small bowl, mix together the oats, protein powder, and cocoa powder; set aside.
Remove the stems from the figs (if not done already) and add to a food processor or high quality blender, along with the water. Process until smooth (it will be thick & sticky).
Add the processed figs to the dry ingredients and mix, mix, mix! Divide and form into 16 balls (I use a small scoop). Eat them now or refrigerate to firm up.
Nutritional Information (1 bite): 71 calories, 0.8g fat, 13.4g carbs, 4g protein
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