Tip: Sweet Potato Protein Brownies

Mind-blowing brownies that won't blow your diet. Easy recipe here!

The typical brownie might make you go weak at the knees, but there's always a cost. After all, it's a devilish mixture of fat and sugar. The good news is, you can make a more macro-friendly brownie that won't sacrifice on flavor or fudginess.

These are made with a sweet potato base for good carbs without the sugar crash. There's zero gluten and lots of fiber. They also have a Metabolic Drive® Protein kick, with 6 grams per brownie.

Here's the best thing about them though: At just 95 calories per generously-sized brownie, zero added sugar, and only 3 grams of fat, you wouldn't be pushing it if you had more than one at a time.

Ready to make them yourself? Here are the ingredients you'll need and the directions.

Brownie Ingredients

  • 2 Baked medium (about 16 ounces) sweet potatoes, skins removed
  • 3 Scoops (90 grams) chocolate Metabolic Drive® Protein
  • 3 Whole eggs
  • 1/2 Cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil, or macadamia nut oil if available
  • 2 Tablespoons any milk
  • 1/4 Cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Optional Icing Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup powdered erythritol (not granulated)
  • 1/4 Cup PB2 powdered peanut butter


  1. Bake your sweet potatoes and let cool before beginning. Then scoop out the insides. (Don't waste the skins; they're great in stews and one-pot meals for extra texture and fiber.)
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 180 degrees Celsius.
  3. Line a brownie tin or deep baking tray with baking or parchment paper.
  4. Use a food processor or immersion blender to blitz the sweet potato into a smooth mash.
  5. Add the rest of the ingredients except the chocolate chips. Blend until a thick batter is formed. Scrape the sides of your food processor a few times to ensure it's well-combined.
  6. Fold in the chocolate chips, then pour into your pre-prepared tin. Spread evenly.
  7. Top with a few extra chocolate chips if you're going for the fancy finish (add macros accordingly).
  8. Bake on the top shelf of your oven for around 14-16 minutes – a shorter bake time will produce a more gooey brownie.
  9. Let it cool a little, then cut into 18 squares. These brownies are good warm, but if you can resist the temptation and allow them to refrigerate overnight, they'll transform into the fudge-like brownie you've been waiting for.

For Icing (Optional)

Mix together equal portions of PB2 peanut butter powder with powdered erythritol. Add a little water at a time to get your desired texture. This creates a peanut-butter-flavored icing that makes for an extra decadent topping with very few calories.

Nutrition Info Per Brownie

Recipe makes 18 servings.

  • Calories: 95
  • Carbs: 17 grams
  • Fat: 3 grams
  • Protein: 6 grams
  • Fiber: 7 grams
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Gareth Sapstead is a leading strength and physique coach from the UK. He specializes in problem solving and breakthrough training techniques.

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