Sweet Potato Brownies
Brownies are an all time favourtie. In my earlier cooking days I used to make these delicious super food brownies with oats, almonds, raisins, cinnamon, cacao and cayenne pepper. Now, whenever I make home made almond milk, I use the leftover almond meal to make these simple yet delicious brownies.
I have recently come across the vegan blogger deliciously Ella and she talks so fondly of her all time favourite sweet potato brownies. I decided to try these out. Since Ella uses alternative flours, of which some are not paleo, I searched for a Paleo sweet potato brownie recipe and found the below recipe from paleogrubs.com. I haven’t modified this recipe much since the recipe is quite simple and straight forward.
The result is a moist and delicious brownie. I prefer these brownies cold from the fridge as I really like the gooey texture. If you perhaps prefer a drier brownie, try this recipe instead.
P.S. As a suggestion don’t tell your guests the secret ingredient (sweet potato) in these brownies, let them try it out first ;)
- 1 medium sized peeled sweet potato
- 1 cup ground almonds (intrita pura)
- 7 tablespoons raw cacao powder
- 10 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- 6 tablespoons honey
- 4 eggs
- 1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
- Steam the sweet potato until it is fork tender.
- Pre-heat the oven on medium heat.
- Once the sweet potato is cooked through, let cool for a few minutes. Then blend the sweet potato using an immersion blender or food processor to a puree consistency.
- In a large bowl beat the eggs with honey. Add the coconut oil and mix lightly.
- Add the sweet potato puree and mix to combine.
- Add the almond meal and cacao powder and mix everything until well combined.
- Pour batter into a pan covered with baking paper. Bake for 25 minutes. Do not overcook. They should be slightly springy when touched on the outside and still a bit gooey in the middle.
- Leave the brownies to cool in the pan, then transfer on to a cooling rack. Cut into portions once completely cool.
- Batter yields 16 small size brownies. If you want to take these for breakfast, you would take two brownies.