Incredibly Healthy Sweet Potato and Bean Protein Brownies

hiii brownie enthusiasts! today, i’m super excited to share a recipe that’s been a game-changer in my snack game – incredibly healthy veggie and bean protein brownies.

yes, you heard it right – veggies and beans in brownies! and trust me, it’s a delicious revolution.

texture & flavor: these brownies are the epitome of fudgy heaven!

the sweet potato and chickpeas blend into a silky smooth batter, giving you a dense, moist texture.

the dates bring natural sweetness, while the cocoa powder and chocolate chips add a rich, chocolatey flavor that’s downright addictive. trust me; your taste buds are in for a treat!

substitution options: feeling adventurous? feel free to experiment with the recipe!

swap out the sweet potato for pumpkin or butternut squash.

if you’re not into chickpeas, black beans work surprisingly well.

play around with different protein powder flavors to find your favorite combo. personally, i prefer vanilla to compliment the cocoa powder, but so many other flavors would work!

unsweetened dairy-free chocolate chips: for the chocoholics out there, finding the perfect chocolate chips is crucial.

here are some stellar brands that offer unsweetened dairy-free options: pascha is my go-to and this brand delivers the chocolatey goodness without any added sugar if that’s your thing.

how to store: once your brownies have cooled (if you can resist diving in right away!), slice them up and pop them into the fridge.

storing them in an airtight container keeps them fresh and ready for snacking whenever that sweet tooth kicks in.

they can also be frozen for longer shelf life – just thaw before devouring.

i am so excited that the brownies are sweetened with dates!

these naturally sweet wonders not only satisfy your sweet tooth but also bring along a treasure trove of vitamins and minerals.

think potassium, magnesium, and vitamin B6 – all essential for a happy, healthy body.

now, let’s talk chocolate. the cocoa powder not only adds that irresistible chocolate flavor but also brings antioxidants to the table.

antioxidants are like little superheroes that combat oxidative stress in the body, promoting overall well-being.

two scoops of your favorite protein powder amp up the protein content, making these brownies a perfect post-workout snack.

choose a protein powder that aligns with your dietary preferences and taste buds – the possibilities are endless! personally, i prefer Truvani and i do have a discount code, MARY for 20% off!

if you love Incredibly Healthy Sweet Potato and Bean Protein Brownies, try these other recipes from my blog!

Raspberry Brownie Date Bites

No Bake Yogurt Protein Cookies

Healthy Banana Date Chocolate Bites

Cookie Dough Protein Peanut Butter Cups

Healthy Vegan Lemon Raspberry Muffin Cookies

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies Stuffed with Caramel

No Bake Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

No Bake Vegan Protein Glazed Donuts

Vegan Chocolate Chip Protein Banana Cake

Super Fudgy Vegan and Gluten Free Sweet Potato Brownies

Vegan No Bake Protein Carrot Cake Bites

Vegan and Gluten Free Blueberry Bakery Donuts

Healthier Vegan Protein Butterfinger Bars

Vegan and Gluten Free Samoa Inspired Brownie Bread

No Bake Peanut Butter and Chocolate Pretzel Cups

No Bake Blueberry Superfood Lactation Cookies

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Incredibly Healthy Sweet Potato and Bean Protein Brownies

Recipe by MaryCourse: Snacks, Sweet


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  • 1 medium size sweet potato
    15 ounces black beans or chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
    3/4 cup medjool dates
    2 scoops vanilla protein powder (see text for brand)
    1/3 cup cocoa powder
    1/4 cup dairy-free milk
    1/3 cup runny peanut butter
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    1/2 cup unsweetened chocolate chips


  • preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
    peel and chop the sweet potato into small chunks.
    in a pot, steam the sweet potato chunks until they are soft and easily pierced with a fork.
  • n a food processor, combine the cooked sweet potato, chickpeas, dates, protein powder, cocoa powder, dairy-free milk, and vanilla extract.
    blend the ingredients until a smooth batter forms.
  • fold in the unsweetened chocolate chips.
    transfer the batter into a large bread loaf pan lined with parchment paper.
    bake in the preheated oven for 20-22 minutes.
  • allow the brownies to cool completely before slicing.
    store the sliced brownies in the fridge for freshness. enjoy your healthy veggie and bean protein brownies!

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