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PEANUT BUTTER BROWNIES | packed with protein & fibre

This recipe is a slight variation of my delicious choc chip caramel fudge brownie recipe from WHOLE. 

They are just as choc-a-block with plant-based wholefood ingredients such as steamed sweet potato, oats and beans but I have added crunchy, fresh peanut butter to give them even more of a protein and fibre punch! In addition, the sweet potato provides a burst of vitamin C and potassium plus the black beans provide plant-based iron, magnesium and folate. What a winning combo!

They help to fill me up and give me sustained energy. To be honest, I do sometimes have a few for brekkie, they're super handy when you have a batch on hand! They also make a great snack to take to work for that afternoon pick-me-up that won't let you down (haha, that sounded like an advertisement in my head). 

Give these a go and let me know what you think! 

There are many more simple WHOLE food plant-based recipes like this one in my second book WHOLE which you can find here 

x Harry 
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

 2 1/2 cups (400g) sweet potato, peeled and diced 
 1 cup (100g) organic rolled oats
 1 teaspoon baking powder
 3 tablespoons cacao powder
 1/4 teaspoon salt
 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
 1 1/2 cups (250g) cooked or canned black beans, drained and rinsed    
 1/2 cup (125ml) maple syrup 
 4 tablespoons peanut butter, crunchy, fresh ground 
Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius fan-forced. Line a brownie tin with biodegradable baking paper.  
Steam sweet potato until soft. 
Process the oats, baking powder, cacao powder, salt and vanilla in a food processor until a flour is formed. 
Add the steamed sweet potato, black beans, maple syrup and peanut butter and blend until smooth. 
Line a baking tin with baking paper and spread the mixture into the tin. 
Bake for 45 minutes. 
Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 20-30 minutes before slicing and sprinkling with your choice of decorations. Berries, and your favourite nuts also work a treat as a garnish for this one.

2 thoughts on “PEANUT BUTTER BROWNIES | packed with protein & fibre

  1. Jess says:

    Harry, I can’t buy sweet potato where I live. Is there a substitute that would work? Thanks

    1. Harry says:

      Hi Jess,

      You could try more black beans, regular potato or pumpkin? Personally I have not tried a sweet pot alternative as it took tweeking and time to get this version exactly right for everyone!

      Enjoy! x

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