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Sweet Potato Brownies (Fudgey, Flourless & Protein Packed)

A few weeks ago I told you guys that I am trying to increase the number of recipes I share per week from one to two because, well, I love sharing them! Well, it’s easier said than done with a newborn and toddler, wow. I was being a bit too ambitious. I’ll get there soon. More recipes are coming!

I don’t know how those other food bloggers share new recipes like 3 or more times a week! Recipe testing is time consuming! I definitely won’t be able to share more than 2 a week because I am on a more “strict” diet (hate saying that it’s strict) during the daytime. I have a general meal plan guideline I’m following, but allow for some flexibility, especially in the evenings because a. I have a family I love to sit down and have healthy family dinners with, b. cooking makes my heart happy and, c. I love sharing new recipes and a strict 100% meal plan doesn’t allow me to do that.

I plan on sharing more on my current “diet”/lifestyle/partial meal plan in an upcoming post along with some meal prep ideas.

Last week I tried so DAMN hard to get recipes up but it just wasn’t happening. Not by lack of effort. I baked an olive oil cake and the middle was mush. I am not a professional baker, I am the first to admit that to you guys. Then, I planned to try again on Friday when the mastitis hit and I was completely OUT of commission. That’s okay!

But this is a new week and I came up with a different recipe for y’all that is Big and Little David approved too!

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It’s a simple brownie recipe made with sweet potatoes and without flour. The result from using the mashed sweet potatoes is a super dense, fudgey brownie. The unsweetened cocoa powder makes them not too sweet, but very chocolatey and I added a punch of protein by not only using some greek yogurt as a sweetener, but some Cinnamon Cookie Batter protein powder.

My current favorite protein powder to cook with, add some protein to a recipe and keep me full is Level-I from 1st Phorm. If you’re interested in purchasing through me (I’m a legionnaire for them now! That means I would get a small commission, but it really is good and I always appreciate your support!) you can check it out here or just use whatever protein powder you prefer or have on hand.

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Let’s get on with the recipe.

Ingredients:

2 cups of mashed sweet potatoes 

6 tbs of vanilla Greek yogurt

1 cup of natural peanut butter (or nut butter of choice)

1 scoop of 1st Phorm Level-1 Protein Powder in Cinnamon Cookie Batter (or your favorite protein powder to bake with)

1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tbs of stevia (about 6-7 packets, or an equivalent of your preferred sweetener)

1 tbs of water

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 9 by 13 baking dish.
  2. Melt peanut butter in microwave for about 1 minute.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix well until thoroughly combined. It will be a thick batter.
  4. Pour batter in greased baking dish and bake for approximately 35 minutes.
  5. It is very important to allow brownies to cool completely before cutting.

And, enjoy!

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Whats your favorite brownie recipe? Have you done any baking with protein powder too? Share your favs!

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