Athlete's Blend

Chocolate Hazelnut Protein Brownies

Chocolate Hazelnut Protein Brownies

These chocolate hazelnut protein brownies are easy to make, nutritious, and perfectly balanced.

Prep Time

25 minutes

Cook Time

50 minutes

Servings:

10-12

Chocolate Hazelnut Protein Brownies

Ingredients

• 2 cups Sweet Potato (about 2 large pieces peeled and cubed)
• 2 Flax Eggs (2 Tbs Flaxseed meal + 6 Tbsp of water)
• 2 Tbsp Cacao Butter (melted)
• 1/4 cup Coconut Oil (melted)
• 3/4 cup Cocoa Powder
• 1 cup Hazelnut flour
• 1 scoop Iron Vegan Athlete's Blend Chocolate
• 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
• 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
• 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
• 1/3 to 1/2 cup Coconut Sugar

Directions

1. Preheat the oven 350°F or 180°C.
2. Place the peeled and cubed sweet potato in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil for 15- 25 mins.
3. In the meantime, you can make your own hazelnut flour. Pan-roasting your hazelnuts first will give them a delicious, heavenly taste. Place a pan over medium heat and add 2 cups of hazelnuts. Stir every minute or so, cooking them for 5 to 10 minutes until they are fragrant and brown. Remove them from the pan and let cool. Add the hazelnuts to a high-speed blender and blend until fine (around 3 mins, do not over blend it).
4. Once the sweet potatoes are soft, drain them and add them to a food processor along with the rest of the ingredients.
5. Lightly grease a square baking pan (8x8) with coconut oil and coat the bottom with cocoa powder, then pour in the batter.
6. Bake for 45 - 50 mins. Stick a reusable toothpick or fork into the center. If it comes out clean, your brownies are done!

Enjoy with a glass of homemade hazelnut milk!

Make your own pantry!
Hazelnut Milk: 1 cup hazelnut + 4 cups of water + 1/4 tsp vanilla extract. Soak the hazelnuts over night in the fridge. Add the vanilla extract and blend until you get a consistently white in color and hazelnut is finely blended. Strain through a super fine mesh strainer (chinois) or a nut milk bag. Enjoy!

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