I LOVE BROWNIES! I’m not going to lie…In my “previous life” there was really nothing better than a large Diet Coke and brownies. I recall many a Fourth of July picnic that consisted of NO real food…only my “Dream Team” of chocolate goodness and sugar free fizz.

But then I got smart and realized my body needed REAL FUEL by way of nutrients! Life changed for the better!

Today is an exceptionally happy day! I realized I can “have my brownie and eat it too!” I’ve created a guilt free brownie with one of my favorite, healthy, “go to’s”….Look to the Sweet Potato.

Here’s what I really love about this baked concoction, it uses few ingredients, the items are likely already in your kitchen, no refined sugars are used, and this comes together quickly for a healthy dessert that your whole family will devour and ask for more….Just don’t mention until they’re all gone that they were indulging in a nutrient dense sweet potato…amongst a symphony of other clean choices!

INGREDIENTS

OPTIONAL:

** Alternatively, Dark Cocoa or Cacao Powder may be used as well as your preferred chocolate chip variety.

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 8 x 8 baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Place nut butter in a medium sized microwave safe dish and melt on low power until creamy.
  3. Add apple butter and maple syrup to nut butter mixture and stir to a smooth consistency.
  4. Stir in mashed sweet potato and MVP Chocolate Protein powder to nut butter mixture. This will thicken up, and do not overstir as the consistency will be altered.
  5. Spread brownie batter into lined and greased dish. Smooth the top and sprinkle with chocolate morsels and pecans if desired.
  6. Bake 30-35 minutes or until top is firm. Allow to cool entirely. Slice, serve, and enjoy! Best served with a dollop of Vanilla Coconut Ice Cream!

A smaller baking dish will yield thicker brownies. My 8 x 8 dish created a brownie approximately 2/3″ in height.