Sweet Potato Brownies
Yup they are made out of sweet potatoes. Whenever I make them I get the same question, and yes I have asked that myself , do they taste like actual sweet potato? That is a big NO. I do love the taste of sweet potatoes but these brownies taste like actual brownies. They are mouthwatering and super fudgy.
Before I started clean cooking I used to make delicious brownies that were loved by everyone. I was so sad when I couldn't make them anymore until this amazing recipe. These little suckers are glutenfree, dairy free and contain no sugar, not even natural sweeteners. Believe it or not, the dates and sweet potatoes are sweet enough to make these brownies taste like heaven.
350 g cooked sweet potatoes
130 g softened pitted dates
100 g roasted almonds (possible to substitute walnuts, hazelnuts etc.)
50 g Brown Rice flour (possible to substitute with any other gluten free flour)
20g almond meal
2 eggs or 4 Chia eggs (4 tbsp chia seeds, 4 tbsp almond milk @malkorganics )
4 tbsp cacao powder
1 tsp baking powder
Optional: 1 tbsp maple syrup
Unsweetened chocolate for drizzle
Peel sweet potatoes and cut into small cubes. Cook in a small pot over high heat for about 10-15 minutes until sweet potatoes are soft. Let cool and soak dates in hot water for about 15 minutes.
While Dates are soaking place almonds (or other nuts) on a rack in the oven at 180C/356F and let roast for 5-10 minutes. Drain dates and mix with all other ingredients in food processor until fully combined. Spread the brownie mixture in square brownie baking pan onto parchment paper and bake for about 35 minutes at 356F/180C on the middle rack.
Cut into squares and drizzle brownies with chocolate if preferred. Serve brownies while still warm.