Trying to perfect the healthy brownie is one of the hardest healthy foodie jobs! With so many options out there is really takes time to finally create that melt in your mouth chocolaty, ooey gooey, brownie we all LOOOOVE.
I have created a number of healthy brownie recipes (many are on my insty), but I nothing compares to these brownies! I have tried black beans brownies (which I actually LOVE! But some followers not so much), zucchini, avocado… and the list goes on.
This time I decided to re-try SWEET POTATO #ohhelloyouoldthing . It was just sitting there, waiting to be used! I know so many of you guys love sweet potato so it is definitely a match made in heaven. If you have never tried a sweet potato brownie, it is time.
- 1 c cooked sweet potato (mashed)*
- 1 egg
- ½ c vanilla protein powder (can sub for almond meal)
- 1/2 c almond meal
- 1/2 c raw cacao powder
- 1/4 c date paste **
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 c sugar free maple syrup (or honey/agave)
- 1/4 c natural sweetener
- 1/2 tsp natural sea salt
- 1 double choc chunk quest bar roughly chopped or 1/2 c vegan chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 185C and line a 9×9″ brownie tin with baking paper.
- Blend the sweet potato, cacao, almond meal, protein powder baking powder and salt in a bowl until smooth.
- Add in the dates, egg, vanilla, maple syrup and sweetener. Stir in the choc chips/questbar (save a few for the top).
- Pour the brownie mix into the tin and sprinkle the remaining choc chips over the top.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in comes out clean. (I like my brownies on the gooey side so I take mine out when the knife comes out a little dirty and then I let it set in the fridge for an hour).
Nutrition per brownie: Cals 87 P 5, C 10, F3
* Precook the sweet potato either in the oven (200C for approx 45mins) or microwave (about 8-10 mins on high) -1 c usually equates to one very large sweet potato
**Date paste- I made my own by blending pitted dates in my food processor.