Brownies for breakfast? Sounds good to me! How could you pass down a sweet for breakfast? What better way to start off the morning than a no bake, gluten-free, Paleo, vegan, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free breakfast brownie. That’s right! This brownie is allergy-friendly and perfect for anyone who is on a diet. They are healthy brownies and you don’t need an oven to make them. You do, however, have to refrigerate them for about 30 minutes, so they are not a brownie you can eat right away.
These brownies are soft, chewy and rich in flavor. They are perfect for chocolate lovers and are good to satisfy those cravings. They are made with all natural ingredients that surprisingly work well together. You have the option to add protein powder, so they are also good for those who need some protein in their diet or love to eat protein before a workout. Try this recipe for a healthy breakfast brownie.
For the Brownies:
½ cup coconut flour
½ cup cocoa powder
1 scoop chocolate protein powder (optional)
½ cup of nut butter of choice (peanut butter, almond butter etc.)
¾ cup pure maple syrup (can sub for the same amount of honey, agave or brown rice syrup)
½ cup mashed sweet potatoes (can sub for mashed pumpkin or canned pumpkin)
For the frosting:
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
3 T maple syrup
pinch vanilla extract
1 Line a small, deep 8 inch square baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
2 In a large mixing bowl, add your coconut flour, cocoa and protein powder and set aside.
3 In a microwave safe bowl or stovetop, melt your nut butter with your maple syrup until combined. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and mix until fully incorporated. Stir through the mashed sweet potato until fully incorporated and batter is even. If batter is too thick, add a tablespoon or more of milk of choice until a very thick batter is formed. If batter is too thin, add a dash more coconut flour.
4 Pour batter into the lined baking dish and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to firm up. While no bake brownies are firming up, make your frosting and enjoy.
To make the frosting:
1 Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix until fully combined and thick.
- Breakfast brownies are best kept in the refrigerator, but are also freezer friendly. It is best to keep brownies unfrosted if you freeze them.
When you are looking for a healthy and sweet breakfast to have in the morning, these are the perfect brownies for you. No need to warm up an oven and waste time waiting for it to preheat. Just eat them and enjoy the soft, healthy, chocolatey goodness after they have formed in the refrigerator. They will be so good that you’ll want to share them with others.
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