This post is sponsored by our friends at Vital Proteins.
We’re getting crazy over here in The Real Food Dietitians land with the beloved brownie! Yes, you heard us. Grain-free Sweet Potato Brownies to be exact.
We know everyone loves brownies!
But these ain’t your typical sugar-bomb brownies made with white flour, inflammatory oils and processed sugar. No, these brownies come with benefits! Let me make myself clear….nutritious benefits! And before your minds go to a place where you start to think that our Grain-free Sweet Potato Brownies won’t taste as good, I’m going to intervene and suggest that you give them a try before you make any judgments here – tough love my friends ! 🙂
In all seriousness, these brownies are a must try! They’re gluten-free, grain-free and paleo-friendly and as nutritious (yet tasty) as a brownie will get! And if you have tried and loved our popular Grain-Free Avocado Sweet Potato Brownie Bites then you’ll most definitely love this recipe too!
Sweet potatoes, walnuts, chocolate chips, collagen, oh my!
We’ve loaded these brownies up with tons of nutritious deliciousness. The sweet potato puree (or pumpkin) give these brownies their amazing fudge-like texture along with a natural sweetness, nutritious boost of vitamins, antioxidants and fiber. The walnuts add a nice crunch as well as a source of heart healthy omega 3 fatty acids. The dark chocolate chips and baking cocoa, well…..they make the brownies taste good and do add some additional antioxidants too 😉
AND last but certainly not least, the collagen peptides! If you’ve been following our blog for a while now there is a good chance that you already know how much we love our collagen. In fact, we did an entire blog post on the benefits of collagen and how it can improve your health. You can read that blog post here.
In short, collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. It promotes youthful skin, healthier hair and nails, helps keep bones and joints strong, helps with weight maintenance, and promotes healthy immune and digestions. Now who wouldn’t want that?! It’s a protein supplement like no other and one we, The Real Food Dietitians, take and benefit from daily.
Grain-free Sweet Potato Brownies aren’t the only way to consume collagen peptides!
While some of you might wish that were the case (especially after you try this recipe), we don’t recommend it. While these brownies do have some very nutritious benefits, we do still consider them a treat…yes friends, a TREAT! Other ways to get in your daily dose of collagen peptides include; stirring into tea, coffee or get fancy and try our popular Gut-Healing Cinnamon Coconut Latte or Pumpkin Spice Latte, making our Pumpkin Protein Bars, mixing into yogurt or chia pudding, adding it to a smoothie, or mixing it with water and swigging it down. For dosage – we recommend starting with 2 tablespoons per day.
A little about Vital Proteins and why we’re one of their biggest fans:
Vital Proteins is committed to providing the highest quality gelatin and collagen products sourced from sustainably raised cattle who spend their days munching grass in the sun. The products provide essential building blocks to support optimal skin, hair, tissue, bone and joint health along with digestive and liver support. You can learn more about Vital Proteins, and their entire line of products here.
Oh my goodness, are you ready for this!?
Okay, great! It’s time to throw that apron on and whip up a batch of these drool-worthy Grain-free Sweet Potato Brownies for your next gathering with friends or family, holiday party, pre-game tailgating, picnic, or to add to yours and/or your kids’ lunch box.
- 1 cup sweet potato puree or pumpkin puree
- 2 whole eggs, whisked
- ¼ cup. honey
- 2 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
- ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 3 Tbsp. coconut flour
- ⅓ cup baking cocoa powder
- 1 ½ tsp. baking soda
- ¼ tsp. sea salt
- ¼ cup mini-chocolate chips + 2 tbsp. for top
- ¼ cupwalnuts*, chopped + 2 tbsp. for top (optional)
- ⅓ cup Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides, ~3 scoops (may be made without however Collagen Peptides add incredible nutrition and quality protein to the recipe)
- Preheat oven to 350 °F. Grease a 9x9 square dish.
- In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix.
- Transfer batter to 9x9 square dish and spread out evenly. Top with mini-chocolate chips and walnuts.
- Bake in oven for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove
- from oven and let cool for about 5 minutes.
- Cut into 12 squares.
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Give these Grain-free Sweet Potato Brownies a try and report back in the comments below!
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