Breakup Brownies with Benefits - Vegan and Gluten Free!

Dark, rich and absolutely breathtaking, these brownies will make you forget the dud who did you wrong. Because they are everything right in this world. And when they make you cry, it’s because you’ll be so overjoyed that something so ooey, gooey, chocolate-y and delicious can actually be as good for your hips as they taste on your lips. Made using beauty-enhancing superfoods like vitamin and mineral rich sweet potatoes, coconut flour and raw cacao powder, these babies will give you the glow your lover never could. And because lists help with breakups, here’s the top 5 reasons why these brownies are better than your ex ever was:

  1. They’re not hiding anything from you ❤️ All the ingredients are laid out on the table with these sweet squares of goodness. What you see is what you get, yet...

  2. They have depth ❤️ While your {in}significant other had the emotional bandwidth of a potato chip, you’ll discover something new and exciting as you work your way through each enticing layer of mouthwatering dark chocolate goodness with every bite. "Why hello there big melty dark chocolate square" or "Oooh, x’s and o’s to you hunk of ooey gooey caramel sweetness."

  3. They’re not irresponsible ❤️ Dependable and good for you, these brownies don’t have to be mothered.

  4. Speaking of mothered, they don’t have one ❤️ You don’t have to marry the family to enjoy this hot pan of delight.

  5. They’re satisfying ❤️ Let’s just keep it at that ;)

So, celebrate the finale of that dead end relationship, plan a "Gal-entine's" celebration and hook yourself up with one {pan} of these brownies with benefits. You’ll be back on your feet in no time thanks to the bliss-boosting and glow-getting superpowers from the whole food ingredients supercharged with beta carotene, sulphur, magnesium, belly-flattening fiber and the happy molecule anandamide... exactly the rebound you need.

Breakup Brownies with Benefits... made using beauty-enhancing superfoods like vitamin and mineral rich sweet potatoes, coconut flour and raw cacao powder, these babies will give you the glow your lover never could. #vegan #glutenfree #refinedsugarfree

Breakup Brownies with Benefits... made using beauty-enhancing superfoods like vitamin and mineral rich sweet potatoes, coconut flour and raw cacao powder, these babies will give you the glow your lover never could. #vegan #glutenfree #refinedsugarfree

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Breakup Brownies with Benefits

{vegan & gluten free}

2 cups sweet potato, cooked

10 medjool dates, pitted

6 tablespoons date water, or as needed

3 tablespoons liquid coconut nectar {can sub maple syrup}

1/4 cup coconut flour

1/4 cup tapioca starch

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/3 cup cacao powder

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

pinch of salt

1/3 cup chopped dark chocolate {I used Green & Blacks 85%}

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F

  2. Grease bottom of 9”x13” pan with coconut oil

  3. Soak dates in a small bowl of hot water for 10 minutes to soften

  4. Strain dates, reserving leftover water

  5. Place warm sweet potatoes in blender or food processor with dates

  6. Blend until thoroughly combined, adding about 2 tablespoons of the reserved date water as needed

  7. In a separate bowl, combine coconut nectar, 4 tablespoons date water, coconut flour, tapioca starch, baking soda, cacao powder, vanilla extract and salt

  8. Quickly pour in coconut oil and warm sweet potato date mixture so coconut oil does not solidify

  9. Stir until thoroughly combined

  10. Fold in chopped dark chocolate

  11. Press brownie mixture into the bottom of the pan {it will be thick and not pourable}

  12. Place in preheated oven for approximately 20 minutes. Brownies are ready when a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean

  13. Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 15 minutes so they don’t fall apart

  14. Cut into squares and enjoy!!!

 {adapted from Deliciously Ella's Sweet Potato Brownies}