Paleo Brownies

A post work-out treat!

I’ve attempted several sweet potato brownie recipes and this by far the tastiest I’ve come across. I tried this at a fantastic Eat for Fitness workshop I attended this week run by Christine Bailey- media nutritionist and chef. It was great to get up to date with all the latest research in this area and dispel some of the myths surrounding sports nutrition.
Whether or not you are following a Paleo diet these make a delicious healthy sweet treat. They work well as a post exercise or protein snack. Feel free to add protein powder if necessary. Try them out with your teenage athletes as well- a good alternative to processed “health’ bars.

These freeze well and can be taken out as needed.


Makes 12

1 sweet potato
3 eggs, whisked
1/4 cup of coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (dairy free)
3 tbsp coconut flour
2tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder (GF if necessary)
1tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinammon
pinch of salt
  1. Bake the sweet potato until soft and peel off the skin
  2. Turn the oven down to 180C, gas mark 4
  3. Place the potato, coconut oil, honey, vanilla and whisked eggs into a blender or food processor and blend.
  4. Then add the dry ingredients; flour, cocoa, baking powder, cinnamon, salt. Blend and then stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Spoon into a greased square tin (20cm square)
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Once cool cut into bars.

About Michelle Lake

Hi, I run Mission Nutrition, and I'm a nutritional therapist/ nutritionist helping people all over St Albans & Hertfordshire feel happier & healthier. If your diet needs an overhaul, come and see me for a nutrition consultation! Tel: 01727 893 042 / 01727 869 929 or email