Double Chocolate Sweet Potato Protein Brownies {Vegan, Gluten Free}


Do you ever just make something so darn delicious that you cannot even believe that you pulled it off AND it’s actually healthy?! 

To be honest, this recipe didn’t immediately come to me- as much as I am a foodie, I am not exactly crazy talented when it comes to backed goods.  However, I am pretty good at taking a recipe I love and recreating it in a healthy way.  I was at a BBQ a while back where the hostess made some gluten free sweet potato brownies for myself and another guest who has celiac.  I fell in love at first bite knew they had to be recreated. 

Sweet Potato Protein Brownies {gluten free, grain free, dairy free, vegan, soy free, no refined sugar}

 

Whipping up my own version was really more simple than I thought it would be.  Using mashed sweet potato, chocolate almond butter, a smidge of honey to sweeten and Pro Alpha Nutrition Vegan Chocolate Protein Powder (review coming soon) for a healthy/delicious protein boost, I was able to create something magical. 

The sweet potato helps these brownies retain their moisture while the chocolate almond butter and Pro Alpha Nutrition chocolate protein give it a velvet- chocolate smoothness that makes them out of this world DELICIOUS! 

Sweet Potato Protein Brownies {gluten free, grain free, vegan, dairy free, soy free, no refined sugars}

 I literally made these on Wednesday and they were pretty much all gone by Thursday night…they’re that good not to mention guilt free, hooray!

Oh and did I mention that they’re gluten free AND can be made vegan?! :) 

Double Chocolate Sweet Potato Protein Brownies {gluten free, grain free, vegan, soy free, no refined sugars}

Double Chocolate Sweet Potato Protein Brownies {gluten free, grain free, vegan, dairy free, no refined sugars}

 

Double Chocolate Sweet Potato Protein Brownies {gluten free, grain free, dairy free, vegan, soy free, no refined sugars}

 

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE SWEET POTATO PROTEIN BROWNIES


RECIPE

Ingredients:

  • 1 large sweet potato steamed + mashed (skin removed), about 1 1/2 cups
  • 1 cup Barney’s Cocoa Coconut Almond Butter (or any chocolate almond butter)
  • 1 20 gram scoop Pro Alpha Nutrition Chocolate Protein Powder (or vegan chocolate protein powder)
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder 
  • 1/8 cup raw honey (or maple syrup for vegan option)
  • 1 flax egg 
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips (or vegan chocolate chips)
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Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. In a large bowl mix together mashed sweet potato, almond butter, protein powder, cacao powder, honey, flax egg and baking soda.
  3. Fold in chocolate chips. 
  4. Spoon into an 8×8 baking dish.  Batter will be thick so be sure to even it out. 
  5. Bake for 22-25 minutes. 
  6. Remove, let cool and ENJOY! :)

 

NOTES:

1. Easiest way to soften sweet potato without boiling is in the microwave on high for approximately 5 minutes (stabbed with a fork and with a small slit on top). 

2. Flax egg= 1 tbsp ground flax + 3 tbsp of water.  Let sit until the consistency becomes yolky like an egg. 



 

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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