Hemp Brownies: The High Protein Legal Version
Did you know that the industrial cultivation of hemp can be traced back thousands of years? That the paper on which the US Constitution was written was made out of hemp and that George Washington ‘grew, used, and sold it‘? That, during WW2, US farmers were encouraged to grow hemp for cloth, cordage, and rope? (Watch this, it’s really interesting!) Since the late 1950s however, US federal laws have prohibited its growth for commercial purposes. In fact, if you buy hemp protein powder in the US, it’s probably coming from Canada (from Manitoba), where hemp cultivation was legalized in 1997 (check ‘oot’ this video .)
Here in the UK, the cultivation of hemp (which was legalized in the 1990s) remains highly regulated and not many fields can be found commercially producing it. Indeed, most of the hemp purchased here comes from the fields of GOOD, located in Devon, where the protein powder I use to cook with is born (click on the pic to the right or here to see their 2011 harvest album on facebook). Ah, Hemp, thou art such a wondercrop! Hemp protein powder is without fault. It represents a complete source of essential fatty acids and in addition to Vitamin A, Calcium, Phosphorous, Iron, Magnesium, and Zinc, it contains a number of essential amino acids. But what makes me love it the most is that it bakes beautifully and goes amazingly well with chocolate 😉
1 small cooked sweet potato
1/2 cup chocolate hemp protein powder
3 tablespoons organic cocoa powder
1/4 cup coconut flour
1 and 1/4 cups egg whites
1 and a 1/2 cups almond milk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 small grated and napkin-squeezed zucchini (added AFTER the above is blended)
1. Blended together and baked at 170 C (338 F) for
70-75 minutes in a brownie pan.
2. Take them out, let them cool, and be ready to experience soft and ludicrous deliciousness on your plate, napkin, or hand. As a product of all the milk in there, the brownies turn out extremely moist and chocolatey so that they melt in your mouth in a boom boom boom sort of way!
Macros per Serving (out of 9):
6.6g carbs (2.6g sugars/3.8g fiber)
2.9g fat (1.3g sat)
Did you know that the industrial cultivation of hemp can be traced back thousands of years? That the paper on which the US Constitution was written was
Hemp Brownies Recipe
Learn How To Make Hemp Brownies With Jenny!
The Best Hemp Brownie Recipe (Gluten-Free and Low Sugar!)
These heavenly chocolate bites are the perfect way to get your daily dose of full spectrum hemp, satisfy your sweet tooth, and get essential nutrients!
Unlike other brownie mixes, Jenny’s CBD Brownie Mix has only 7 ingredients…
- Dark brown sugar
- Brown rice flour
- Cacao cocao powder
- Hemp extract
- Protein powder
- Baking powder
You simply add 1 egg, coconut oil, and yogurt and you’re ready to bake! Each brownie bite has about 12-14mg of full-spectrum CBD per mini brownie. And if you’re looking for a higher dosage, use CBD coconut oil. View our full baking instruction below.
Also unlike other brownies… these brownies were featured on 2 Chainz Most Expensivist! Check them out in the spotlight here: Jenny’s Baked at Home Featured on 2 Chainz Most Expensivist.
How To Make Hemp Brownies
Servings: 48 mini cupcakes // Total Time: 15-20 minutes
- 1 box Jenny’s Baked at Home Brownie Mix
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup Jenny’s Baked at Home CBD Coconut Oil
- 1 cup low-fat yogurt
- Sour cherries
- Cashew butter
- Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Pour Jenny’s Ultimate Gluten-Free CBD Brownie Mix into a large bowl.
- Add the coconut oil, egg, and plain yogurt. Mix together.
- Pour into the cupcake pan or baking cups.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Use a toothpick to test if they’re ready. Put the toothpick in the center of a brownie. When you pull the toothpick out, if it sticks, then put them back in for another minute or two.
Let them cool and enjoy!
Is your mouth watering yet? If so, you can buy this brownie mix here: Jenny’s Ultimate Gluten-free CBD Brownie Mix
Using Cacao Benefits Your Digestion Process
Jenny’s Gluten-Free Chocolate Brownie mix contains cacao, a superfood! The earliest evidence indicates cacao was used for ingestion by Mesoamericans around 1,400 BCE. Cacao is a superfood containing highly beneficial compounds, vitamins, and minerals.
Cacao vs Cocoa: What is the difference?
Cacao is considered a pure form of chocolate, with minimal processing, that contains many phytochemicals and nutrients.
Cocao, on the other hand, has been processed at high heat, which destroys much of the beneficial chemicals and nutrients.
They both come from the cacao tree and are spelled very similarly. Sigh. Although, they are quite different nutritionally speaking and in how they are processed.
Other Benefits & Uses of Cacao & Cacao Powder:
- Anti-inflammatory properties
- Helps regulate sleep
- Helps regulate stress
- Raw cacao powder contains more than 300 different chemical compounds and beneficial phytochemicals
- Highest plant source of iron
- Good source of calcium (13% DV for 3.5 oz)
- At least 20 times the antioxidants of blueberries
- Contains calcium, carotene, thiamin, riboflavin, magnesium, sulfur, flavonoids, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids
- High in protein (20g per 3.5 oz)
- High in dietary fiber (33g per 3.5 oz)
Add Cherries, Walnuts, or Cashew Butter To Enhance The Nutrient Profile Of Your Brownies
Incorporating nutrient-rich add-ins like sour cherries, walnuts, or cashew butter increases the nutrient profile of these powerhouse brownies. Cherries are rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, and may boost exercise recovery.
Walnuts have lots of health benefits!
Walnuts, another superfood, are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, may increase beneficial gut bacteria, and may lower blood pressure. Cashews contain heart-healthy fats, and one serving contains almost 100 percent of your daily copper intake (there are only a few foods that are high in copper)!
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Unlike other brownie mixes, Jenny’s CBD Brownie Mix has only 7 ingredients. How to make our hemp-infused brownies: preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Use a mini cupcake tin and cupcake liners. Combine all of our ingredients into a large bowl just as it explains on our brownie box. Mix-in your special add-ins and fill liners to ¾ full. Bake at 350 for 10 mins, cool before serving. Brownies are freezable, too!