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Easy, Quick, Zucchini Brownies!

Recipe time! 

If you’re like me, you have loads of zucchini in your house. I’m working on all sorts of zucchini based recipes like the lemon cake from a few days ago. Today I have super quick, easy, and macro friendly Zucchini brownies featuring @muscletech chocolate caramel brownie protein. I plan to remake this and will add an updated version, so be sure to check back! 

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Macros: For 6 servings 

Calories: 114

Fat: 2.4g

Carbs: 14.6g

Protein: 6.3g

Ingredients:

1 scoop whey
30g cocoa powder
22g truvia
30g AP Flour
20g chocolate SF FF pudding mix
1 whole egg
8 oz zucchini 
1 tsp vanilla

Instructions:

*Preheat oven to 350 degrees*

1. Chop up zuchini then place in food processor. Pulse until zuchini is broken up. 

2. Add in your sugar, egg, and vanilla and pulse again until combined. 

3. In a seperate bowl, mix together your dry mix, then add into your food processor. Pulse until combined. 

4. Pour batter into a sprayed baking dish. I used a 8×8 pan. Add chips and caramel sauce if desired. Macros include chips but not caramel. 

5. Bake in the middle of the oven until set and toothpick comes out clean. 

6. Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack. Once cool, cut into 6-9 slices and enjoy! 

Here are some things you might need! 

Anchor Hocking Oven Basics 15-Piece Glass Bakeware Set with Casserole Dish, Pie Plate, Measuring Cup, Mixing Bowl, and Custard Cups with Lids
MuscleTech Nitro Tech Ripped Whey Protein Isolate Weight Loss Formula, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, 2 Pounds
MuscleTech NitroTech Whey Gold, 100% Pure Whey Protein, Whey Isolate and Whey Peptides, Double Rich Chocolate, 2.5 Pounds
Watkins Original Extract, Baking Vanilla, 11 Ounce (Packaging may vary)
Nestle TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels 12 oz. Bag
Walden Farms Caramel Syrup, 12 Ounce

Here are a few other pages you might like! 

Coupons!

Maple Glazed Doughnut One Bar Review

Optimum Nutrition Cake bites

High Protein Chocolate Mousse

Be sure to check out my latest video!

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Up for today’s #nutbutter review: @dsnaturals

Vanilla Maple 15f/7c/11p – very good smell of Maple, great texture as its very smooth. Would be great for a drizzle of some sorts. I get more vanilla than I do maple. I make my own maple syrup so I got a taste for it, so definitely try to increase that. Pleasant aftertaste as well. Good consistency for being kept in the fridge. Doesn’t get hard as a rock

8/10
Brownie batter – 15f/7c/11p – good chocolate brownie smell, again good smooth consistency even after being in the fridge. Easy to spread. You can taste the almond a lot on this one with a backdrop of chocolate. Would definitely try to increase the chocolate.
8/10

Both also get good marks for vegan friendly, gluten. Dairy, soy, lactose, etc etc free.
These are both solid buys, and I would recommend👍

Keep up to date with everything by following me on Instagram @the_flexible_baker and on facebook as The Flexible Baker!

Lets get Hyped!

Just a little teaser for the cookbook!

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Pumpkin Spice Cake

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Red Velvet with a Vanilla Butter Cream frosting

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oat muffins

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Pumpkin Chip Muffins

Pumpkin Pancakes

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Chocolate Brownies

Pumpkin No Bake Oat Balls

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Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Snickerdoodle Cake Bars

 

I plan to have roughly 12 recipes in the first release! Yes, that means you don’t get to see them all!!!!

Should hopefully have it all wrapped up and ready for purchase in December!

 

In the meantime keep up to date with whats going on over on my Instagram Page! d_chron

 

Cause 2 types of chocolate are always better than one

IMG_20151119_174714342_HDRI planned on making some snickerdoodle cake bars last night but as I got half way into making them I realized I didn’t have all the ingredients I needed. SHIT! So I ended up whipping these Chocolate Cake bars with White Chocolate Chips instead. They arnt bad, but I still need to put some work into them.

 

I figured I would share with you guys and let you give them a shot!

What you will need.

1 can white beans ( I used cannelloni beans)

2 scoops Chocolate Protein powder

10g Coco Powder

92g Egg Whites

90g Pumpkin Puree

32g Chocolate Almond Butter

30g Oat Flour(ground up oats)

1tsp baking powder

1/8 tsp baking soda

21g White Chocolate Chips .

Preheat oven to 350.

First Rinse and drain your beans. Next you are going to want to grind them up into a soft paste or flour consistency.

Once that is done mix in you coco powder, protein, baking soda and powder, and oat flour. Mix until combined.

Then add in pumpkin, egg whites, and almond butter.

Mix everything till combined.

Once mixed, then add in 14g of your chips and mix once again.

Grab a 9×9 baking dish and spray it down. Pour batter into the dish then place the remaining 7g of chips into the batter scattered over the top.

 

Place in oven for roughly 15-20min. Varies per oven, and proteins.

Use a toothpick test to check doneness.

Once baked, pop out and place on a cooling rack to rest. Once cooled, cut into 9 pieces and devour.

 

Macros per 1 piece: 121 cals / 2.7 fat / 14.8 carb / 11.3 protein with 3.8g of fiber.

There you have it! All done! I hope you enjoy, and if you give them a shot let me know! I love to hear the feedback! Tag me on Instagram as well! d_chron !

 

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If a smores walked into a cake factory and got alil “Dirty”

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As its getting colder I started thinking about campfires……which leads me to food….which leads me to smores of course. Figured it has been awhile since I have don’t anything smores themed, so here we go!

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Here is what you will need.

1 scoop (34g for mine) of Smores Protein

5g Coco

92g Liquid Egg Whites

120g Pumpkin

4g Hot Coco Mix

3 Splenda Packets

15g Self Rising Flour

30g Coconut Flour

1.5 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

Milk to mix.

I added just a smidge of 0 cal chocolate sauce

Pre heat Oven to 350

Line and spray down baking dish

Mix everything in a bowl and pour into dish.

Bake for roughly 25-35min. I also had pizza cooking at the same time so the oven got opened multiple times throughout this cooking time.

Well that is Baking in a bowl mix:

30g Chocolate Protein

5g Coco

4g hot Coco mix

Milk/ 0 cal chocolate sauce to mix. Place in fridge.

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Once Cake is baked, pop out and place on rack to cool.

Once cool, put it on a plate, take your frosting out and start frosting. (I usually will add a bit more liquid after pulling out of the fridge)

Once Frosted I dusted with 2g of grahm cracker crumbs and 15g of mini marshmallows. Obviously I added more after the fact but doesn’t matter for the recipe.

Macros for Entire Cake with toppings : 638 Cals / 8.8 Fat / 77.4 Carb / 67.2 protein / and a whopping 22.5g of fiber

Macros for 1/4 of the Cake with Toppings: 159 Cals / 2.2 fat / 19.3 carb / 16.7 protein / 5.6g of fiber

Not to Shabby. Let me know if you like this! Tag me on IG if you post it so I can see it! d_chron or hashtag #dustyscalculatedmadness !

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Coffee in my Cake cause Drinking it isnt enough

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You really cant ever go wrong with a Chocolate Cake. Simple, Delicious, and usually visually appealing as well.

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In a Bowl Combine:

50g Pumpkin

45g Self Rising Flour

4g chocolate SF FF Pudding mix

70g Egg Whites

15g Chocolate Protein Powder

5g Coco Powder

6g Honey

5g Psylium Husk

2 tsp Baking Powder

1-2 Tablespoons of Alphamind Coffee ( use the code “RHINE” to save 20% on your entire order)

Pour into Sprayed and Lined Baking dish. Bake at 350 for 25min.

Take Out and let cool.

Well that is baking take another bowl and combine

15g Peanut Butter Protein

12g Pb2

Optional but will add more fat – 1/2 to 1 svg of peanut butter

enough water/milk/syrup to mix into frosting consistency.

Once Cool, I cut in half and throw a cookie in the middle with a bit of frosting to hold it together. Proceed to cover in remaining frosting.

Sprinkle more coffee grounds on top for added look.

Macros for Cake including PB2 but not including my nut butter : 488 Cals / 3.7 fat / 70.4 carb / 42.3 Protein

Macros for 1/4 of the cake : 122 cals / . 9 fat / 17.6 carb / 10.5 protein

Lemme know if you guys like it by commenting here, letting me know on IG by tagging me or using the hashtag #dustyscalculatedmadness !

happy_baker olos xeg

Get to the Choppa! Arnold Muscle Bar Chocolate Brownie Review

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The title…. I just had……

Alright, so I recently picked up the new Arnold Series Muscle Bar. Flavor Chocolate Brownie. I do believe they also have a cinnabun and Chocolate PB as well, so be on the lookout for those reviews as well 😉

Before We dive into this stats for the bar:

Macros: 1 bar(90g) 370 cals , 16g of fat / 30g of carbs / 30g of protein / 2g fiber / 7g sugar.

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If you are knowledgeable on Quest Protein bars you will see that there is at least twice the ingredients if not triple compared to Quest.

First Glance out of the Wrapper : Had some minor melting on the top of the package but nothing to worry about. This bar being 90g compared to your usual 60g’ ish bars had a bit more density to it. Not really “squishy” or soft like you may find with a quest or ohYeah bar. Has a bit more richer chocolate smell than my previous review had, but still didn’t get a ‘chocolate brownie’ feel with just the smell.

No Fancy additions to this bar. Just a flat brown bar, yet good size to it.

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Once you break it open you see that it has a Softer brownie layer that was more like a cake feel than a brownie.

Lower level was a much thicker, chewy, brownie feel which I happened to enjoy.  This bar actually looked like what the picture had shown on the wrapper unlike my previous review.

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I decided to do this review in 3 parts.

Room temp: Wasn’t to bad right out of the package. The Top portion of the bar(the softer cake) tended to have a slight grainy texture to it which I wasn’t a huge fan of. The layer of chocolate on the outside was quite thin which most of the top had gotten stuck to the package. The bottom layer however gave me a nice chew.

Warm: Heating it up slightly helped to bring out the flavor of the chocolate outside lining but IMO made the inside of the bar worse tasting.

Cold: Cold was my favorite way to eat this I think. I felt that it helped to bring out the chocolate flavor of the entire bar and made it seem a bit sweeter. This way made me feel like I was eating a brownie the most.

Pros:

30g of protein

Dense feel when eating

Has a nice Milk Chocolate flavor

Satisfying

Looked like the picture

Nice chewy brownie layer

Cons:

Grainy Brownie Layer

Not super strong on the chocolate flavoring

Warming it up made it worse

16g of fat along with 7g of sugar  is a bit steep for the flavoring of the bar

I know not every bar needs a ton of fiber but for 370 cals and 30 carbs I would of liked to see a bit more fiber.

High Calorie Bar

Long Ingredient List.

Slightly higher in Price.

Alright so now to get to the ratings. I am going to do this in 2 parts then combine the two ratings.

Macro Ratings: IMO I am going to give this one a 6/10. Super high in Fat compared to a lot of its counter parts, higher in sugar than a lot of competition lately, and so low of fiber. Frankly for almost 400 cals I would of liked to see either a much richer flavor, or more fiber making up the carbs.

Taste Rating: 8.5/10. Was enjoyable to eat, really enjoyed the chewy brownie layer but I think the top layer and outer coating could use a bit of work. Wouldn’t throw it away but wouldn’t buy it again either. Much rather go with a Combat Crunch if I wanted to stay with Muscle Pharm.

So now, lets combine the two.

Overall Rating: 7.8/10 or a B- , good enough to get by but never first in line.

Interested to see how the Chocolate Pb and Cinnabun Stack up against this.

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Bare with me as I am still trying to get the hang of these reviews!

Please feel free to check me out on Insta under d_chron or #dustyscalculatedmadness

Got a bar you want me to review just let me know!