Breakfast Brownies with Granola (Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo, Whole30)

These vegan gluten free breakfast brownies have only 7 ingredients, most of which you probably have in your pantry right now! Chocolately, simple, and actually healthy.  These brownies are made with sweet potatoes, raw cacao powder, maple syrup, and topped with a crunchy granola of your choice.
Two words: BREAKFAST BROWNIES!  Yep, you can actually eat rich and chocolately brownies for breakfast, 100% guilt free.  These brownies are made mostly of mashed sweet potato for natural sweetness, raw cacao powder for flavor, and topped with your favorite granola for delicious crunch.

These Breakfast Brownies Are:

  • Chocolately
  • Gooey
  • Healthy, no really!
  • Made with 7 simple, whole ingredients
  • Loaded with nutritients
  • Vegan & dairy free
  • Gluten free, grain free, and healthy
  • Refined sugar free

What’s In These Breakfast Brownies?

These brownies are rich and fudgey, and taste absolutely decadent.  But they are made with pure, plant-based magic.  Here are the few, simple, whole ingredients that go into these brownies:
  • Sweet Potatoes: the “secret sauce” of this recipe. I used mashed sweet potatoes to give the brownies sweetness and that signature moist texture.  Cook the sweet potatoes however you like: boiled, mashed, or even used a canned variety.  I like to poke a few holes in the sweet potatoes with a fork, and just bake a few on a sheet pan for about 45 minutes in the morning as I cook our oatmeal (if you haven’t tried Baked Oatmeal, I highly recommend it).  Then I mash them with a regular potato masher, and add the rest of the ingredients.
  • Nut Butter:  You can use any kind you like, I used a chunky peanut butter for my version. Almond butter or cashew butter would also be delicious.  And if you are nut free, the sunflower butter is the perfect alternative to use.  Or even tahini, go wild!
  • Coconut Flour: or any flour of your choice.  If you are gluten free then make sure you use a GF baking mix.  Almond flour would also be delicious.
  • Raw Cacao Powder: I use a raw unsweetened cacao poweder (thank you Trader Joe’s!) but you can use any cocoa powder you have on hand, just make sure its unsweetened.
  • Maple Syrup: for natural sweetness.  We make our own maple syrup from tapping our maple trees each spring (real homesteaders over here!) but any grade A maple syrup works.  Bonus points if its Canadian 🙂
  • Vanilla Extract: for that baked goods taste and flavor.
  • Granola: Any kind you prefer to use on top.  I used High Vibe Granola Maple Almond Flavor for the topping,  after they awesomely gifted me a bag.  It was perfect for these brownies actually, as it gave the dish a crunch, nutty, maple-y taste.
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How Do I Make These Breakfast Brownies?

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Grease a 9×5 baking dish and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl mash the sweet potatoes with the nut butter, coconut flour, cacao powder, maple syrup and vanilla extract.  Stir well until a thick dough forms (thin with a little water if needed), and add to the baking dish.  Top brownies with granola.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, allow to cool, slice, and enjoy!

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Breakfast Brownies with Granola (Vegan, Gluten Free, Actually Healthy!)

These vegan gluten free breakfast brownies have only 7 ingredients, most of which you probably have in your pantry right now! Chocolately, simple, and actually healthy. 
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Baked Goods, Baking, Breakfast
Cuisine American, Midwestern Fusion
Servings 6 brownies

Ingredients
  

  • 2 baked sweet potatoes skins removed
  • 1 cup nut butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour or any gluten free flour you prefer
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup granola

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Grease a 9x5 baking dish and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl mash the sweet potatoes with the nut butter, coconut flour, cacao powder, maple syrup and vanilla extract.  Stir well until a thick dough forms (thin with a little water if needed), and add to the baking dish.  Top brownies with granola.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, allow to cool, slice, and enjoy!
Keyword Breakfast Brownies, Brownies for Breakfast, Brownies with Granola, Granola Brownies, Healthy Brownies, Vegan Gluten Free Brownies
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