High-Protein Sweet Potato Blondies

Sometimes my husband enjoys the desserts I make. Other times he freaks out over them.
This was one of those freak-out desserts. He ate six blondies before dinner. Then ate dinner. Then went back to the fridge to linger in front of the plate of blondies to decide whether or not to save some for the next day. Want to make them?
What You'll Need:
  • Two small baked sweet potatoes (about 4-4.5 ounces) OR one bigger sweet potato (about 8-8.5 ounces). 
  • 4 scoops Metabolic Drive vanilla protein
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened, canned coconut milk (full-fat, not light)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 teaspoon (a dash) salt 
  • 1/8 teaspoon (a dash) baking powder
  • A splash of vanilla
  • Liberal amounts of cinnamon, nutmeg, or any other pumpkin pie spices
Fun fact: The difference between blondies and brownies is cocoa. Blondies are the non-chocolate version of brownies.


What to Do:

1. Preheat oven to 350.

2. Discard the peel of the baked sweet potato.
The amount of potato you have should be just over one cup. But it's fine if you have slightly more or less. (This recipe is pretty forgiving.)
3. Add all other ingredients to a mixing bowl. Blend. Taste. Add nuts or more sweetener if you like.
4. Lightly spray a baking pan or tin with oil, then coat with a bit of Metabolic Drive so that your brownies don't stick to the pan.
An 8 X 11 inch pan will give you thinner blondies, but you can spread them out further and cut them into smaller serving sizes. An 8 X 8 inch pan will give you taller blondies. 
5. Bake for 20-25 minutes depending on how undercooked and naughty you want the insides to be.
6. These are amazing cold. So once they cool, put them in the fridge, and they'll become somewhat cheesecake-like. I don't know how or why that happens but it's amazing.
7. Slice into squares.
In Case You're Counting:
Per blondie, for a 16-blondie batch:
Protein: 6 grams
Carbs: 4 grams
Fat: 2 grams
Calories: 52
For the entire batch:
Protein: 90 grams
Carbs: 64 grams
Fat: 25 grams
Calories: 835
Want to drizzle frosting on this mess of deliciousness? Find frosting at the bottom of this recipe.