Grain-Free Sweet Potato Brownies

Grain-Free Sweet Potato Brownies

These grain-free sweet potato brownies are the chewiest, fudgiest, rich, healthy brownies you’ll ever eat. There’s no reason to feel guilty about indulging in brownies that are made with 100% natural, unrefined, and wholesome ingredients.

These brownies were a result of a random recipe developing session last weekend. Call me crazy but when I wake on a weekend morning, refreshed from a good night’s sleep, I truly enjoy spending time in the kitchen developing recipes before the day starts. On this particular Saturday I managed to whip up a breakfast of banana turmeric pancakes (plus leftovers for the week) and re-purposed some previously cooked sweet potatoes and made some pillowy sweet potato gnocchi for lunch, and these grain-free sweet potato brownies for afternoon snack. And in between that time I managed to bring the kids to the park for an hour-no wonder I was begging for my second espresso of the day by mid-morning!

Grain-Free Sweet Potato Brownies

This clean eating snack exceeded my expectations. For being a healthy brownie, they sure don’t taste healthy. That is, if healthy tastes buttery, decadent and super rich – just like a real brownie! Having said that, sometimes when it comes to healthified renditions of traditional recipes, (especially desserts), there is always some room for interpretation. If you cannot live without super sweet chocolate brownies, this may not be the recipe for you. On the other hand, if you are accustomed to healthier-tasting recipes, these will not disappoint. The texture is just as chewy and fudgy as traditional brownies and they have a delicate chocolate flavour, a hint of buttery coconut oil, and just the right amount of sweetness.

Grain-Free Sweet Potato Brownies

One a side note, despite my reservations, these brownies were served as an impromptu dessert for some dinner party guests, one of which was an 8 year old boy, who I’m assuming has had his fare share of decadent brownies. I kid you not when I say that he loved them. (And so did his parents). In the eyes of a recipe developer-especially one who accepts the challenge of reinventing traditional recipes by using more wholesome ingredients as substitutions, this equates to recipe success!

If you try this recipe (and love it!) be sure to snap a pic and tag me onInstagram with #bitesforfoodies so I can see your creation!

Grain-Free Sweet Potato Brownies

2016-04-27
: 12 small brownies
: 5 min
: 25 min

These grain-free sweet potato brownies are the chewiest, fudgiest, rich, healthy brownies you’ll ever eat. There’s no reason to feel guilty about indulging in brownies that are made with 100% natural, unrefined, and wholesome ingredients. These brownies were a result of a random recipe developing session last weekend. Call me crazy but when I wake on …

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Ingredients
    1 cup cooked sweet potato, pureed
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 2 large organic eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups almond flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla
  • 1/3 cup chocolate or carob chips
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Puree the sweet potato in a small food processor, or mash with a fork until smooth. Heat the coconut oil in the microwave for about 1 minute or until fully melted. In the meantime, whisk the eggs in a large bowl until frothy. Add the sweet potato, honey, vanilla, and melted coconut oil and whisk to combine.

Add the remaining ingredients and stir with a large wooden spoon until combined. Transfer the mixture to a small glass baking dish lined with parchment paper.

Cook for about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean and the brownies are still somewhat fudgy. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 15-20 minutes before cutting.

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