Sweet potato brownies recipe
Sweet potatoes are so deliciously sweet that it’s about time they were used in baking. We’re loving Deliciously Ella’s recipe for sweet potato brownies. They’re healthy, honestly! Packed with raw cacao which is filled with antioxidants and sulphur for beautiful skin, Vitamin A for strengthening your immune system, healthy dates for sweetness and fibre, which will leave you feeling satisfied for longer, there’s no need to feel guilty when you snack on one of these. The natural, unrefined ingredients are a world away from the usual ingredients you’ll find in brownies.
What will I need?
2 medium/large sweet potatoes
½ a cup of buckwheat or brown rice flour
2/3 of a cup of ground almonds
4 tablespoons of raw cacao
14 medjool dates
3 tablespoons of pure maple syrup
A pinch of salt
Start by preheating your oven to 180 degrees whilst you peel the sweet potatoes. Cut them into bite-sized chunks and steam or par-boil them for 20 minutes, until they’re really soft. Remove and add to your food processor with the dates; blend well to form a delicious, creamy mixture.
In a bowl, mix together the other ingredients and add the sweet potato and date mixture, stirring well. Spoon into a lined baking dish – the brownies will take about 20 minutes to cook. Test they’re reading by piercing the top with a fork or skewer; when cooked it should come out clean.
Remove the brownies from the oven and leave them to cool for 10 minutes, to allow the ingredients to stick together. When you remove them from the tray, allow a few minutes before cutting them into portions. They’re guaranteed to be the healthiest brownies you’ll ever try and are perfect for cheat day or as a treat at any time - a little of what you fancy does you good!