I have been in the baking mood for the past couple of months. Always trying out new recipes, and making huge flops of them, of course! The last couple of days I have been on the hunt for an easy fudgy type recipe. Now the first issue I have with the recipes: there is a ridiculous amount of coconut oil going into these fudge recipes. Now I am all for coconut oil and the amazing benefits, but it is still oil, which means FAT. So basically all these fudge recipe are just high fat.
The second issue that I have is my flatmate. Even though I love her dearly, her peanut allergy makes it impossible for me to find a fudge recipe, since all the fudge recipes has nuts in them! (Even though I think it’s good that she is allergic to nuts, or else we would just never have peanut butter in the house).
So a few months ago, flatmate and I bought ourselves Kayla Itsines’ 28 Day Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Guide. To anyone who does not have this book yet, what are you even doing?? There are such amazing recipes inside of this book, I use this book about every second day and I am always finding new recipes I want to try. So last night I went through the sweet treats and came across a delicious Sweet Potato Brownie Recipe! Yay! Finally! Something new I can try! I edited this recipe according to my flatmate’s needs (nut free) and I added some protein powder (because gainz).
You are welcome to also edit the recipe if you wish, I am sure it would taste amazing with some nuts, maybe add some chocolate chips (you can never have enough chocolate). Give it a try and let me know how it tastes!
Delicious Gluten Free, Nut Free Sweet Potato Brownie:
(Makes 16 brownies)
2 Medium Sweet Potatoes
60g Protein Powder of choice
1 tsp Cinnamon
10 Medjool Dates
1/3 Cup Cocoa Powder
1/8 Cup Honey / Maple Syrup
- Peel the sweet potatoes and steam until soft. Mash up sweet potatoes in a bowl.
- Place dates in warm water for a few minutes until softened, then chop up.
- Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend!
- Bake for about 20 minutes.
So easy! Please leave me a comment if you tried the recipe!