The Chocolate Sweet Potato Brownies
These brownies are so super-chocolatey and moist, the secret ingredient behind this gooey goodness: Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are packed full of complex carbohydrates and Vitamin A. They contain beta carotene and are a rich source of dietary fiber.
What makes this brownie so wonderful is the right balance of cakey and fudgy goodness sweet potatoes adds to the recipe.
This recipe helps take care of leftover sweet potato in your cabinet, cooked in the fridge or the canned variety. If you don’t have cooked potatoes, you’ll want to start this recipe by baking some potatoes in the oven at 400°F for 45mins or until you can poke them easily with a fork.
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This sweet potato brownies are so easy to make you can even customize to your taste with other paleo-friendly treats such as coconut milk ice cream or chocolate frosting. Try this desert with a warm cup of paleo hot chocolate for the ultimate satisfaction. The end result of your brownie may have a few chunks of sweet potato which doesn’t hide the secret ingredient very much. It can however be masked by puréeing the cooked sweet potato with a little water for a smoother texture before stirring it in.
Total time:40 MINS
Cook Time: 30 mins
Prep Time: 10 mins
‘I Want To Marry You Brownies’ aka Chocolate Sweet Potato Brownies
The secret behind these moist, super-chocolatey brownies? A Paleo, powerhouse ingredient: sweet potatoes!
- 3 eggs
- ¼ cup maple syrup, or more to taste
- ½ cup melted coconut oil + extra for greasing
- ¾ cup almond meal
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1 t baking powder
- 1 cup cooked sweet potato
- Optional: chocolate chips for topping
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease baking pan with coconut oil.
- Whisk together the eggs, syrup, and coconut oil until well combined. In a separate bowl, combine almond meal, cocoa powder and baking powder.
- Whisk the dry ingredients into the wet. Whisk in the sweet potato.
- Pour brownie batter into baking pan and bake for 30 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. If using chocolate chips, lightly press them on the brownie shortly after it comes out of the oven.