Sweet Potato Sunflower Seed "Frownies"

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A recipe for 4-ingredient flourless healthy sweet potato brownies showed up in the Pinterest feed for work the other day. Hmm... I like sweet potatoes. I like brownies. Healthy is good. I pinned the recipe and ended up making it the same day. 

Well, sort of. You know that I'm pathologically incapable of following a recipe without making changes, right? I mostly followed the recipe, but used sunflower seed butter instead of nut butter. And added a touch more cocoa. And one extra tablespoon (ish) of maple syrup. And I decorated the top with yellow sugar pearls and chocolate covered sunflower seeds

They looked and smelled great. The taste? Well, they're fake brownies. (Or, as Trevor calls them "Frownies.") If you're expecting rich, gooey, chocolatey brownies, you will be disappointed. They are not rich, gooey, or all that chocolatey. But if you're looking for a gluten-free, vegan snack with no refined sugars, they aren't half bad. One little bite helps satisfy my chocolate cravings, so there's that. Thanks, Frownies!

Now I need a recipe for healthy chocolate chip cookies!


  1. LOL, "Frownies"! I'd say I'd try them but I don't do recipes, not even 4 ingredient recipes, unless all the items in the recipe come in the same container...hahahaha!

  2. I love the name he came up with!!!!! I will have to check this recipe out!!!!!

  3. I love the name "Frownies!!!" Perfect!!! And they look adorable, too. And I know that the original gooey chocolate brownies can't be replaced, but these don't sound half bad!


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