Oven-Free and Low-Calorie: Vegan Protein PralineGo to recipe
If you don’t have an oven, a vegan chocolate cake seems impossible right? Not with this recipe! Take dark chocolate and vegan protein powder and make vegan protein chocolates in no time. And best of all, you don’t need an oven!
Snack for weight loss
These vegan protein chocolate pralines are suitable for people who want to lose weight because they are low in calories and packed with protein. With only 170 calories per serving and 10 grams of protein per serving, this snack is the perfect choice when you’re craving chocolate.
Easy recipe with chocolate
With just four simple ingredients and a refrigerator, you can enjoy this low-calorie and high-protein vegan protein praline! A snack made with chocolate and vegan protein powder.
Written by A.L. Oosterling BSc sports dietitian, NSCA-CPT, ISAK anthropometrist
The Ingredients for the Vegan Protein Praline
Bananas are used in this recipe as a natural sweetener and it will form the base of our praline and provide the right texture.
In addition to a sweet and creamy taste, banana also imparts nutrients such as vitamin B6, potassium and fiber.
A Recipe with Vegan Protein Powder
The vegan protein powder will provide our praline with the necessary protein.
Dark chocolate (85%)
Chocolate is made from sugar, cocoa powder and cocoa butter. This gives our recipe a delicious chocolate flavor, more sweetness, creaminess and firmness. Once the chocolate cools again, the chocolate mixture will solidify. This is how our batter goes from liquid to firm without using an oven.
For this recipe, we use 85% dark chocolate. The percentage of dark chocolate shows the amount of dry cocoa solids used.
Did you know that dark chocolate is high in iron? Per 100g of dark chocolate, you get 3.2g of iron. Dark chocolate also provides nutrients such as magnesium (89mg/100g), potassium (400mg/100g) and zinc (1.3mg/100g). Even antioxidants! But keep in mind that dark chocolate may already be called “dark” from 35%. This means that it consists 35% dry cocoa solids. The healthiest chocolate is dark chocolate with 85 percent cocoa or more.
Frequently asked questions
Can this recipe be made without bananas?
Yes, you can replace the bananas with 300-330g steamed/cooked/canned squash. Keep in mind that the chocolate praline does become slightly different in texture and sweetness. You might consider experimenting with 1-2 (soaked) seedless dates or 1 tbsp sugar substitute.
What is the best way to store the vegan chocolate protein chocolates?
Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator and they will keep for up to 5 days.
Oven-Free and Low-Calorie: Vegan Protein PralineA delicious healthy and protein-rich snack with 4 Ingredients
|Doelen||Afvallen (droogtrainen), Gezondheid & Fitness|
|Dieet||Low calorie, Without soy, Gluten free|
|Number of servings||8|
|Preparation time||5-10 min|
|Cooking time||5 hours|
|Total cooking time||5 hours and 10 minutes|
Nutritional value per serving: 170 kcal | 10gr protein | 11gr carbohydrates | 10gr fats | 3gr fiber
- Finely chop the dark chocolate. Add to a heatproof bowl and place in the microwave to melt the chocolate. Depending on the power of your microwave, this will take about 2-5 minutes. You can also melt the chocolate au bain-marie if you don’t have a microwave;
- While the chocolate is melting add the bananas and SUPPLEAM vegan protein powder to a food processor and mix until smooth. If you don’t have a food processor, you can also use a blender or a bowl with a hand blender;
- Add the melted chocolate to the food processor and mix;
- Place a baking sheet in a rectangular baking pan or oven dish and add the chocolate batter;
- Chop the nuts very finely and sprinkle the nuts evenly over the batter;
- Place the dish in the refrigerator for at least 5 hours. This helps make them firmer;
- Cut the Chocolate Protein Praline into 8 pieces.