Vegan High Protein Hemp Brownie Tart

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Sprout Living was kind enough to send me some of their amazing protein powders to create recipes with and I could not have been more excited when the package arrived.  I always love getting things in the mail, and their protein powder is good stuff.  If you have not tried it, it is raw, vegan, organic, non-GMO, gluten free, and soy free, and comes in four flavors.  Chocolate Maca, Vanilla Lucuma, Green Kingdom, and Natural.  It is something you can feel good about putting into your body, and great for energy, keeping you full, and rebuilding muscle. I like to take it before and after I work out.  Also, I am very picky about protein powder texture and flavor and this stuff tastes wonderful and has the perfect texture as far as I am concerned.

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Also, it works well in recipes, like the one I am sharing with you today!  Although I like my protein around my workout, sometimes I like to incorporate it into other things as well.  Like brownies.  Why not have your dessert, and get your protein too?!  I made some hemp brownies last weekend including the Sprout Living Chocolate Maca Protein.

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These are really fairly healthy brownies. They are sweetened with coconut sugar, but not too large an amount because the protein powder adds sweetness, and I used apple sauce to keep them soft, which is also sweet.  I used raw hemp seed butter to make them fudgy, these actually contain no oil, but they taste plenty rich.  Dare I say it, you could feel good about eating these for breakfast.  Not the whole pan, but a slice.

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They turned out so delicious, and guess what?  Sprout Living is allowing me to give away one of their 16 oz bags of protein powder, plus a protein shake bottle.  So, if you would like to win one, scroll to the bottom of the page to enter the giveaway!  Or if you would like to buy some, you can do so on their website HERE.

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Vegan High Protein Hemp Brownie Tart

Makes 16

Brownies:

1/2 cup apple sauce

1/4 cup organic hemp seed butter*

3/4 cup coconut sugar

1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp reduced aquafaba or 2 flax eggs*

2 teaspoon vanilla extract

3/4 cup gluten free all-purpose flour

1/4 cup Sprout Living Epic Chocolate Maca Protein Powder

1/2 cup cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Frosting:

1/2 cup walnut butter (almond butter or pecan butter will work as well)

1/2 cup cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder

3 Tbsp maple syrup

2 Tbsp filtered water

pinch sea salt

To make the brownies, pre-heat the oven to 375F degrees. Whisk together the sugar, applesauce and hemp seed butter until well combined.  Add the aquafaba and vanilla and beat until smooth.  Add the flour, protein powder. cacao powder and sea salt and beat until smooth.  Scrape the batter into a greased 8 inch removable bottom tart pan. Place in the oven, and Bake for about 25 minutes or until set.  Let cool.

Meanwhile, to make the frosting, whisk together all of the frosting ingredients until smooth (if it seems too thick, whisk in a little more water).  Spread over the tart.  Sprinkle with hemp seeds, cut into slices and serve!

*To make the hemp seed butter, place about 4 cups raw hemp seeds in a high speed blender, and blend until smooth, using the tamper to press the nuts down into the blades (this should take about 3 minutes). Please note that if your blender is not high speed it is probably not capable of making butter. Store in a jar in the refrigerator for up to a few months. You may also buy hemp seed butter HERE.

*The aquafaba is the liquid from cooked or canned chickpeas.  You want it to be thick like egg whites.  If you are wanting to make flax eggs, simply mix together 2 Tbsp ground flax seeds, and 6 Tbsp filtered water and let sit in the refrigerator for 15 minutes before using in the recipe.

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I am a vegan girl who loves to make healthier desserts and dishes with lots of veggies. Recipes are meant to be shared, that is why I started blogging!

29 Comments
  1. Beth
    March 21, 2016 at 14:56
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    These look great! I'd love to try Epic Protein!

  2. Jenny
    March 21, 2016 at 15:37
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    I'd try these brownies, first of all...and then I'd move on to some epic smoothies!

  3. Toni Hardy
    March 21, 2016 at 16:23
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    As always - the brownies look awesome. Would love to try this and am looking for a good vegan protein so I would love to try the Epic Protein!!

  4. Jacky
    March 21, 2016 at 17:26
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    These look great! I'd bake with it for sure (recently made some blueberry chocolate chip breakfast cookies with vanilla Vega protein), but most of it would go in smoothie bowls!

  5. Vanessa Scognamiglio
    March 21, 2016 at 18:19
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    I love me some healthy brownies! I would use this protein powder in baked goods, smoothies, and I would love to try adding it to my daily porridge bowls.

  6. Sue Halfyard
    March 21, 2016 at 18:32
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    How would I use the protein powder? Hmm, I think I would mainly use it in the first juice of the day. I usually add a green powder but some hemp protein would be a great addition.

  7. Carly Williams
    March 21, 2016 at 19:51
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    I would mix it in my oatmeal!

  8. Carolina Schneider
    March 21, 2016 at 20:18
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    Ahhhh this recipe looks SO DELICIOUS! I am a proud chocoholic, and I cannot wait to make these brownies this weekend :)

  9. Cyndi br
    March 22, 2016 at 02:24
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    I would use in my banana bread

  10. DJ
    March 22, 2016 at 02:59
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    I would add it to some breakfast muffins.

  11. Al Lill
    March 22, 2016 at 04:32
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    I would use epic protein powder to make these brownies!

  12. Al Lill
    March 22, 2016 at 04:35
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    I'd make these epic protein brownies.

  13. Bonnie
    March 22, 2016 at 05:22
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    I would definitely use the Sprout Living Protien Powder to make this amazing sounding Hemp Brownie Tart, as well as to make some Raw Cookie Dough Balls that it would be great in too!!

  14. Sarah Olson
    March 22, 2016 at 12:47
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    Call me boring, but I just love putting my protein powder in a shake!

  15. Denise J.
    March 22, 2016 at 17:03
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    I have been wanting to purchase this protein powder because of its very healthy ingredients. I would make the delicious recipe you have posted here. Thanks for the opportunity!

  16. Danielle Andolina
    March 22, 2016 at 22:50
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    I would make little protein bites to have after a run!

  17. stacey bradford
    March 23, 2016 at 14:57
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    This looks so yummy!

  18. March 23, 2016 at 19:56
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    I'd love to try the protein powder in your Fruit and Seed Heart recipe - looks amazing! :)

  19. Diane
    March 24, 2016 at 00:00
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    I would add it to my smoothies and make some brownies! I'm going to order a sample pack. Thanks!

  20. March 24, 2016 at 14:07
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    I would make this chocolate brownie tart! It looks so yummy

  21. valerie sobus
    March 24, 2016 at 14:57
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    i make chocolate pb banana smoothies every day so it would definitely go in those....but i do also love putting protein in baked goods so these brownies are on my list too :)

  22. Amanda J
    March 25, 2016 at 15:43
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    I would add to my morning smoothies or make some protein bars for class after work! Thanks for the chance!

  23. E
    March 25, 2016 at 21:30
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    It's too easy to add protein powder to smoothies so most likely I would end up grabbing for the bag for breakfast. Mmm...chocolate!

  24. Alexa
    March 26, 2016 at 07:01
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    yum this is an exciting giveaway! i most often make protein pancakes so id use it for that, but also like protein mug muffins and putting it in my oatmeal :)

  25. Jordan D.
    March 27, 2016 at 02:56
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    This recipe sounds great, I'd definitely love to try it with the protein powder if I was lucky enough to win! I normally use my protein powder mixed with greek yogurt, in oatmeal, or to make super thick green smoothies or protein "ice cream" in the summer as a post workout snack.

  26. Loretta
    March 27, 2016 at 05:52
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    Yum. Love to snack.

  27. March 27, 2016 at 15:28
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    I'd like to try the powder in some of my desserts for sure. I love sprouts and this sprout powder probably would be a very beneficial high quality protein and easier to digest. Many benefits, love it. Janet Health

  28. Juanita
    March 28, 2016 at 01:11
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    I would definitely try it in a smoothie, but also in recipes--I made the citrus corn cakes today and just used what I had. I would especially like to try it in protein bars!

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