Healthy Chocolate Brownies

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If you’re really struggling to stay focused with your diet or nutrition plan it can be really easy to be tempted to stray and hit the biscuit tin or reach for a chocolate bar. I know this feeling all too well, I’ve been there many times before!

However before you go and do it and ruin the efforts you’ve put in stop for a minute and take a look at this, guilt free chocolate brownie recipe.

Now the recipe is wheat free, dairy free, lactose free, and gluten free so comply’s fully with the nutrition plan I use with both my one to one clients as well as with my Bootcamp clients.

A quick word of warning though before you decide to dive off and make it, it’s still quite high in carbohydrate from the rice flour and the natural sugar content in the dates. These are therefore best consumed Post Workout for optimum results!

OK, here goes……

Healthy Chocolate Brownies
Author: Martin Whitaker
Serves: 8
  • 124g (4oz) Rice flour
  • 75g (3oz) Raw cacao powder
  • 175g (6oz) Sweet Potato
  • 8-9 Medjool dates
  • 250 ml bottled water
  • 1 ½ tsp lemon juice
  • 175g (6oz) Organic unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 1/4tsp vanilla extract*
  1. Place dates in a small bowl; cover with warm water and let them stand for 30 minutes to soften.
  2. Once the dates have soaked, drain the water and add them, the bottled water and lemon juice to a blender and blend to a smooth syrup
  3. Cook the sweet potato, remove it’s skin and mash to a puree
  4. Preheat oven to 180c/350f/gas 4
  5. Sieve flour, cacao powder and baking powder into a bowl
  6. Mix the sweet potato puree, the date syrup, melted butter, egg and vanilla extract together in another bowl until thoroughly mixed
  7. Stir in the dry ingredients
  8. Pour mixture into a lined rectangular cake tin and bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the top has set but it’s still a little gooey in the middle.
  9. Allow to cool and cut into eight pieces


*The best source of vanilla extract is your local Asian supermarket as the vanilla extract here will be Halal and won’t contain any alcohol unlike that commonly found in standard supermarkets.

So there you go, a healthy chocolate brownie recipe that if timed right won’t destroy your diet or nutrition plan yet will keep you on track should you decide to waiver!




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