Sweet potato brownies
I have wanted to try this sweet potato brownie recipe for ages and finally made them on Sunday.
Potato in a dessert?! I hear you cry. Yes! They taste bloody good too, you can’t tell they’re made from sweet potato (in case that freaks you out!) and just taste like really nice brownies.
I got the recipe from Deliciously Ella and they were pretty easy to make to be honest.
These brownies are vegan and gluten free, plus packed with goodness!
Sweet potatoes are packed full of antioxidants and are a naturally anti-inflammatory food. They are also an excellent source of vitamin A and a very good source of vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid, and vitamin B6. Additionally, raw cocoa is a superfood packed full of antioxidants!
I choose organic ingredients when making these as I am a big believer in these having a higher quality taste and being better for you.
So this is how I made them…
Tip: Make sure you have a strong food processor as you need to blend sweet potatoe and medjool dates. I first tried to do these in my Nutri-Bullet and that did not go down well! Instead I used a handheld blended (the one I use for making soup) and that did the job.
- 2 medium-large sweet potatoes
- 14 medjool dates
- 4 tablespoons raw cacao powder
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2/3 cup ground almonds
- 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
- Pinch of salt
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Steam or microwave the sweet potatoes until completely soft and remove their skin.
- Pit the dates and blend the sweet potato flesh and dates together in a food processor/with a handheld blender until completely mixed through.
- In another bowl, mix the other ingredients together. Then add in the sweet potato and date mix. Stir well until completely combined.
- Line a baking tray (I used a circular quiche dish as didn’t have a specific baking tray deep enough for brownies!) and pour in the mixture.
- Bake for 20-30 mins. A good sign that brownies are cooked is when you can pierce them with a fork and it comes out dry.
- When they are done, remove the brownies from the oven and let them cool for 10 minutes. This is really important as the brownies need time to set!