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Genuine(ly) Health(ly) Sweet Potato Protein Brownies placed on a white counter on top of parchment paper. Ingredients include yam, almond meal, cacao, oat flour, vegan fermented protein, dates.

Genuinely Healthy Brownies

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These moist and delicious brownies are naturally sweetened with ingredients like sweet potato, dates and maple syrup and pack an extra punch of protein from protein powder and almond meal, and fiber from oat flour. Pack them for an on the go breakfast or enjoy for dessert! Vegan.


  • 2 small sweet potatoes or yams (approx. 2 cups cooked)
  • ⅔ cup almonds meal (I blended whole almonds using my Vitamix)
  • ⅔ cup oat flour (Also blended whole rolled oats in my Vitamix)
  • 3 tbsp raw cacao or cocoa powder
  • 2 Scoops Genuine Health Chocolate Vegan fermented Proteins + (approx ⅔ cup)
  • 12 medjool dates, pitted
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • Pinch of sea salt (approx. ⅛ tsp)
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Wash your yams and poke a few holes in the skin using a fork (this will ensure it doesn’t explode in the oven;)). Place them in the oven and bake for 45-60 minutes until soft. Alternatively you can cube your yam and steam it if you’re in more of a time crunch but I like the hands off method of baking.
  2. Meanwhile, blend your almonds and oats into a fine powder using your Vitamix or high powered blender or food processor. Add to a medium-sized bowl and combine with your cacao powder and protein powder and set aside.
  3. Once your yams are cooked through, allow them to cool enough to handle, then cut in half and squeeze or scoop the insides out into your blender. Add the dates, vanilla, Maple syrup, salt and melted coconut oil. Blend on high, using your baton or a spatula as needed to scrape down the sides and allow mixture to fully combine.
  4. Line an 8×11 baking dish with parchment paper and pour your batter into the pan. It will be quite thick. Use the back of a fork or spatula to spread the mixture out evenly.
  5. Place in the oven to bake for 40-50 minutes (I took mine out at 45 mins). The brownies are done when you can insert a cake tester or knife and it comes out clean.
  6. Remove from the oven once cooked through and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes. Cut into 12-16 pieces and Enjoy!


They will continue to soften if they are stored in an airtight container so if they turn out a little drier than you like, this will help. If they are already moist enough, you may wish to just cover with a lid but not seal it.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 50
  • Category: Desserts, Breakfast, Snacks
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: North American