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Homemade Dark Chocolate Protein Digestives


This recipe is nothing short of sensational! These protein cookies (which by the way are gluten free) rank a solid ten out of ten in all aspects – taste, texture and simplicity!

 Don’t believe us? Try this recipe: 


1 can black beans
1/2 cup chocolate whey protein powder
1/2 cup liquid egg whites
1/2 cup buckwheat flakes
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon fennel seeds 
1/2 bar 100% chocolate


1. Blend ingredients together and bake as four giant muffins (using a big muffin tray) for about 15-20 minutes (or until fully cooked) at 170 degrees C (332 F).

2. Let them cool and slice horizontally into rounds.

3. Melt half a bar of 100% chocolate and spoon some between all the cookies before moving them to the freezer.

4. Let sit in freezer for 30 minutes.

Macros per Serving (out of 12):

10.9g carbohydrates
5g protein
3.2g fat
3.3g fibre


The fennel seeds are optional; you don’t have to use them but they add a wonderful flavour dimension to the whole thing and an extra element of crunch!

Whey Protein 80

Diet Vegan Protein

Diet Whey Isolate

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7 Replies to “Homemade Dark Chocolate Protein Digestives”

  1. Hi Anna, 2 questions….
    One, where do you source the buckwheat flakes, toffee flavdrops… Or are these just standard baking favouring essences, and the Black Beans?
    Two, assuming you pulsed all the ingredients to a coarse grain consistency, does the Black Beans pulp act as enough of a binding element??
    Cheers me dear!

    • I get the toffee flavdrops from; buckwheat either on or a local health food shop. Black beans at waitrose but they’re sold pretty much everywhere (canned and unsalted). I blend it all together and the beans aid with volume really more than binding 🙂

  2. I just made these and I will be making them again and again!!! I may have overcooked them as they were a little dry. I also used 1/2 cup of Splenda, and it made it good, but just a bit bland. A full cup would probably have been perfect. I need to find if the US has anything like your flavdrops!!

    Thank you for what you do.