"Chocolate Brownie Impostor" - Barista Babe Feature by Julie Wilcoxson

We all get that chocolaty, sweet craving from time to time and need a way to calm that bad monster without hurting our goals. Last night I was playing around with a protein mug cake because something with rich chocolate just sounded like a good idea at the time.

Sometimes just playing in the kitchen without any rules produces the best creations. (How do you think my popular protein pancake ever came to light?)

If you find yourself in the same situation then I encourage you to give this Rich Chocolate Imposter a try…. I promise you won’t miss the real thing at all.


1 scoop protein powder (I used vanilla because that’s all I had)

1 TBSP dark Hershey cocoa powder

1 TBSP all natural peanut butter

¼ tsp baking powder

Unsweetened vanilla almond milk - For a rich brownie batter consistency use ½ c almond milk, for a cake like consistency use ¼ c almond milk


  1. Put it all in a microwaveable cup and mix it together.
  2. Heat for 40 seconds and stir, if it needs more time then bake another 5-10 seconds. Mine was perfect after 40 seconds.

Enjoy without any guilt because we all know guilt leads to emotional eating and we don’t even want to go there. Have fun in the kitchen without any rules, you never know what you will create.

- Julie W
Barista Babe
Full blog here: http://www.juliewilcoxson.com/



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