Friday, September 14, 2012

Sweet Potato Paleo Brownies

Happy Friday!

Today is our last day (all you WLC'ers) to get some turdy eats in! Brownies, cookies, cake, pizza, oh my! Today I'll be cleaning up my pantry and emptying it of WLC non-compliant foods. I am going to need a BIG box. 

My favorite Paleo coconut flour protein pancake, topped with a raspberry reduction, chocolate chips and greek yogurt. A few of the things I'll miss during WLC!

Today and tomorrow you need to email me your score for the workout and your measurements. Please don't sent me two different emails, just send me one. I'll try to get it updated over the weekend, but it may take me into the first part of the week. PetiteAthleat at Gmail dot com.

To kick it off, I'm sharing my beloved Paleo Brownie recipe, WLC approved. 

Sweet Potato Paleo Brownies

I loved this recipe from PaleoOMG. Juli is a culinary Paleo genius. I tweaked this one just a little to make it WLC compatible. (And in the photos, you'll see a pretty frosting on there, sorry, that is not WLC! I used Enjoy Life chocolate chips melted with a little coconut, drizzled it, when it cools, it turns into a kind of Magic Shell, yum!)

  • 1 sweet potato
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • 1/4 cup Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, melted
  • 15-20 drops of Pure Liquid Stevia 
  • 1/4 cup raw cocoa nibs
  • 3 tablespoons Coconut Flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  1. Bake that sweet potato. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees, use a fork to puncture holes all around it, then throw in the oven for 25-30 minutes. You can also microwave it. 
  2. Once your sweet potato is soft and cooked through, peel off the skin and mash it up in a bowl. And turn your oven down to 350 degrees.
  3. Now add your wet ingredients and mix. 
  4. Then add your dry ingredients plus cocoa nibs. 
  5. Mix well to incorporate all that goodness.
  6. Pour into an 8×8 glass baking dish
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  8. Let rest to cool a bit.
  9. These are very rich. I cut them into almost truffle-sized squares. 


  1. About the score for our workout...what exactly do you need? I'm really not up to par with you cross fitters (I'm a chicken shit....scared to even step foot in a box but that IS one of my goals during WLC) you just need to know how many times we did it? Or do you need our times as well? I'll be emailing you tomorrow! Now to go stuff myself with a horrible-for-you Starbucks:)

    1. Have you watched the video? If you log onto the WLC website, there is a video that explains everything: including the workout, which is scored by TOTAL NUMBER OF REPS. :) If you just tell me how many rounds you did and how many burpees/kbs you did at the last round, I can tally it up for you.

    2. I did watch it but maybe I spaced out when he was saying important things. Haha. Your newest post cleared up all my ?'s, thanks!!

  2. YUM - thanks for sharing that recipe, Courtney! And although I don't comment often, I actually read almost daily - you are so inspiring to me! My biggest struggle (even as a personal trainer)? Eating clean. I'll do great and then indulge...great and then indulge. I'm hoping to keep things more steady and although I'm not doing the challenge I'm going to go home, empty the pantry of all the extra foods I really don't need, and put them in a box with a note on top: "Is it worth it?" as I try to focus right now. I'll keep them around (quick snacks for the husband) but removing them from sight will help! Thanks. :D Enjoy your weekend - I might be making those brownies sometime!

    1. Bonnie, I know JUST how you feel! Let's pony up and realize WE are worth it!

  3. Agghhh!! Thank you for this recipe! Def gonna make these when I need something sweet on the challenge!

  4. Love the FRIDAY pic, so freakin' funny! And the brownies look insane! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Enjoy your weekend! ps. I just found PaleoOMG & can't wait to read through it :)

  5. those brownies look great and thank for the recipe. definitely will make them this weekend

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