Super fudgy, intensely chocolatey, these are the world’s best gluten free sweet potato brownies. So grab a fork and get ready for your new favorite recipe! These are so simple, you just need your blender and about 30 minutes in the oven. Vegan, gluten free, paleo-ish and so very delicious!
Why you’ll love these Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Brownies
I have a confession, cakey brownies make me sad. There I said it. I love fudgy, almost too rich brownies. Oh and I love the ends! But let’s be honest, traditional brownies are not exactly ideal for the girl who also has some serious fat loss goals. So instead of trying to white knuckle my way around my cravings, I came up with these gluten free sweet potato brownies as a healthier recipe that is just as delicious but way better for you!
If you have similar goals, don’t worry I got you covered! Have you tried these homemade almond joy candy bars or these pecan chocolate chunk cookies? They are made with protein and quality ingredients that will satisfy your cravings but not turn you into a sugar monster!
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These gluten free Sweet Potato Brownies are not only gluten free, but grain free, packed with vitamins and minerals from the sweet potatoes, and also packed with protein with the addition of the vegan protein powder! I use coconut oil in this recipe too. Please don’t try to omit it. The texture isn’t the same and the chocolate just doesn’t pop like it should without the coconut oil. If you don’t like coconut oil, you could use melted grass fed butter or ghee as well! Without the coconut oil, these certainly won’t be the world’s best gluten free sweet potato brownies, I can tell you that much!
Let’s chat sweet potatoes and why I think you should be eating more in your diet! Did you know that sweet potatoes are a great source of Vitamin A (carotene like in carrots which is what makes them orange) but also Vitamin C (for an immune system boost). It’s important to note that you want to include some fat when you consume sweet potatoes to get the benefit from the Vitamin A (it’s a fat soluble vitamin). Don’t worry, the coconut oil in this recipe does that for you automatically! Sweet potatoes are also a great source of dietary fiber. This is key to feeling full and satisfied from your meals. That’s an added bonus when you can get those benefits from your dessert!
To keep this sugar free, you could omit the coconut sugar and use cacao nibs instead of dairy free chocolate chips. However, I’m all about a little sprinkle of coconut sugar in my chocolate sweets, it’s like that little extra kick that takes them from good to great!
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The World’s Best Gluten Free Sweet Potato Brownies
- 2 cups sweet potato, mashed
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 3/4 cup dairy free milk
- 2 scoop chocolate protein powder - I used Vega Performance Protein
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
- 1 tbs coconut sugar - optional
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup dairy free chocolate chips - Enjoy Life Brand
- Preheat oven to 375F
- Remove the skins from cooked sweet potatoes. Add to blender with the rest of the ingredients, scraping down the sides as needed
- Spray a 8X8 or 6.5X10 pan with non-stick spray
- Add the sweet potato mixture to the pan
- Bake at 375F for 35 minutes
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Best when cooled in the fridge overnight.
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