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Chocolate Coconut Protein Brownies [Clean, Vegan, Low Carb, Gluten Free]

This recipe is in honor of the upcoming National Brownie Day ! It’s a super easy 7 ingredient clean, vegan, low carb and gluten free brownie recipe that will satisfy your sweet tooth without any refined grains, nor sugars!


Gah! I wish I were still home. There are so many things I miss. One of the major things that I miss is all the game playing. [I’m still a child].

I got to play games ALL THE TIME. I really enjoy playing games and don’t get to do it often enough. What’s better? The fact that my family also enjoys games, as well. My one brother and I both love them the best and we spent lots of time playing games together. It was most wonderful. One day we spent time playing all sorts of random games we found in the closet. The contenders that day were:

My brother thought it was a little old lady? I’m pretty certain it’s a man…

My brother was a very pretty princess. He had definitely played more recently than I have though, because he knew all about the black ring. Hmm..interesting haha. I think the last time I played was when I was in elementary school. Didn’t matter, though, because I won. It was pretty funny though because we were in the middle of a game and the mail lady came and rang our door. I had the crown on, a necklace, a ring and one earring and decided to up and answer the door like that because I didn’t want to take everything off. It would have taken too long. Mad props to her. She didn’t say anything, nor did she give me any strange looks. Ha! Maybe I should go around wearing a crown more often ;).

I don’t know. Maybe this was suppose to be a take off on Hungry Hungry Hippos? Lol. I did some major domination and my brother decided that it was because my frog was better and he wanted to switch. Let’s just say it didn’t make a difference hehe.

For Mr. Mouth we each played two hands and tried to flip them in. We each won 1 round so obviously had to play a championship round and I most certainly won. Just saying, I seriously dominated game day hehe. I had forgotten about a lot of the games we used to play way back when, but man they were so simple, but super fun! In a later post, I’ll probably talk more about some of the games I got to play when there was more family around.

Meanwhile, try out this awesome brownie recipe. It’s based upon my low carb 6 ingredient clean and vegan fudgy protein brownies with a coconut twist! They also make use of cashew butter which you can buy at the store (please make sure it’s clean!), or make your own with my Cinnamon Cashew Butter recipe!

What were some of your favorite games growing up?

Have you ever played any of these ones?


Chocolate Coconut Protein Brownies [Clean, Vegan, Low Carb, Gluten Free]

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon


  • 1 banana frozen
  • 2 T cashew butter
  • 1/2 T cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 scoops pea protein unflavored
  • 1/2-1 T coconut extract
  • 3 T water/liquid of choice


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8x8 oven safe dish

  2. Place your pea protein, cocoa powder and cinnamon together in a food processor.

  3. Smash your frozen banana and add to the food processor along with your cashew butter, and coconut extract.

  4. Add your tablespoons of liquid slowly. It should be very thick, but fully mixed. 

  5. Use a spatula to get out all to brownie mix and smooth into your greased dish

  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until clean with a toothpick

  7. Let cool for a few minutes to harden. Eat and enjoy!

  8. Store leftovers in an airtight container (in the fridge if you don't plan on eating them all in a couple days)

I link up with Deborah and Sarah’s, and running on happy’s/ the fit foodie mama’s Meatless Monday, #recipeoftheweek, Best of the BlogosphereHomestead Blog Hop,  glutenfreefridays,#healthyveganfridays,  What’s for Dinner, Sunday Fitness and FoodGraciousPantry


{ 25 comments… add one }
  • Kelli June 8, 2017, 8:15 PM

    Love how clean the ingredient list is and I already have all of it at home. Will have to try these!

  • Kimmythevegan December 18, 2016, 11:33 PM

    Oooh the brownies sound awesome! Easy to make too. I like the protein powder addition for a little boost.
    I don’t think I did actually play any of those games growing up (though I think I would have really loved Pretty Princess haha).
    We played the Game of Life a lot. Candyland, Monopoly… You’re making me realize I haven’t played a board game in awhile and I just bought Sushi Go and I think it’s sitting unopened in my closet right now.

    • AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon December 19, 2016, 8:20 PM

      Pretty Pretty Princess is so silly but really enjoyable haha. I think you would have liked it too! I don’t know what Sushi go is but I’m up for most games! I think you should play it and tell me what you think of it haha

  • Mary Ellen @ VNutrition December 16, 2016, 10:56 AM

    I used to love all those games! I haven’t seen Don’t Break the Ice in years!

    Your brownies sound amazing!! I’m excited to try them!

    Thanks so much for linking up with us for Healthy Vegan Fridays! I’m Pinning and sharing!

    • AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon December 17, 2016, 3:37 PM

      Yeah it was so much fun whipping out those old games. I hadn’t played them in years and years, but I’m certainly happy that my parents have kept them.

  • Rachel December 12, 2016, 9:20 PM

    HUNGRY HIPPOS! I never had that game but I always wanted it from all the commercials!! It looked like so much fun!

    Yummy recipe, too! 🙂

  • Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner December 12, 2016, 6:15 PM

    ooh what’s not to love about those chocolate brownies?! I used to love playing hungry hippos with my kids 🙂

  • Sonali- The Foodie Physician December 12, 2016, 12:49 PM

    Yum! I’ve always been a big fan of chocolate and coconut! ……Monopoly! Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. Good times!

  • Helen at the Lazy Gastronome December 12, 2016, 9:54 AM

    Two of my favorite ingredients! Coconut and cinnamon! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!

  • Janelle @ Run With No Regrets December 12, 2016, 9:06 AM

    The brownies look so chocolatey, yum! I love that it’s made of so many healthy ingredients.

  • Annmarie December 12, 2016, 8:48 AM

    Protein brownies are where it’s at! These look delicious!

  • Karen Grosz December 11, 2016, 1:08 PM

    My husband loves brownies but I won’t make the normal ones. These could be fun to try. #SundayFitness&Food

  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine December 11, 2016, 12:27 PM

    How easy and delicious! These sound awesome and so fudgy!

    • AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon December 11, 2016, 12:29 PM

      Thanks girl! They are both! I was debating on if I should put the word fudgy in the title. I totally should have haha

  • Dietitian Jess December 7, 2016, 2:55 PM

    That don’t break the ice game takes me back- one of my favorites!!~!

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