Healthy brownies? Is that like unicorns, they don’t exist? Well I am here to tell you that these brownies are totally healthy, and they are real! (The jury is still out on that whole unicorn thing, though) 😉
For real though, these brownies are yummy and chocolaty. These brownies are nothing like the sugary confections in the store that are preservative-laden; these brownies are delicious, and I swear, you don’t even notice the sweet potato at all! These brownies are also good if you are on the road to upping your health game, but are still desiring a sweet treat
And yes, it is another recipe from Deliciously Ella. What can I say? That girl has mad cooking skills 😉
Sweet Potato Brownies
- 2 medium-large sweet potatoes (about 10 ounces each)
- 14 Medjool dates, pitted
- ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons ground almonds (about 3 ounces)
- 4 tablespoons raw cacao powder**
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- pinch of salt
- Preheat the oven to 350°F
- Peel the sweet potatoes. Cut them into chunks and place into a steamer for about 20 minutes, until they become really soft.
- Once they are perfectly soft and beginning to fall apart, remove them and add them to a food processor with the dates. Blend until a smooth, creamy mix forms.
- Put the remaining ingredients into a bowl before mixing in the sweet potato and date combination. Stir well.
- Place the mix into a parchment-paper lined baking dish and cook for 20-30 minutes, until you can pierce the brownie cake with a fork and pull it out dry. Remove the dish from the oven and allow it to cool for about 10 minutes. This is really important, as the brownies need this time to stick together.
**Ella states in her recipe that if you do not have any raw cacao powder, that it is totally okay to use conventional cocoa powder; you will just need to double the quantity.