Sweet Potato Brownies

Sweet Potato Brownies

The past few days I’ve been in a baking mood and eager to try something new.

Then I remembered my sister telling me about these amazing brownies she made with sweet potatoes. 

When she mentioned it something in my head just clicked, it sounded like such great idea! 

Why had I not heard of this before?

I had a few sweet potatoes in my pantry so I thought it was the perfect chance to give these a go. 

Now my first attempt at making these brownies was a massive fail.

I don’t know where my mind was when I was baking the sweet potatoes but they blew up. 

Literally exploded in my oven.

For someone who loves to bake, I am constantly dropping, breaking, spilling and blowing up things. 

So believe it or not, the explosion didn’t shake me up too much.

Oven cleaned and a trip to the grocery store later,  I was back on track and ready to get my bake on.

Things went a little smoother this time around. 

And I have to say these brownies were totally worth the drama.

Who would of thought something so moist and fudgy could be free from refined sugar, dairy and gluten free.

These will seriously impress any brownie lover.

If a guilt free brownie sounds like your type of thing, here is what you will need to make some.

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Sweet Potato Brownies Yum
Rich, moist and fudgey brownies that are free from gluten, refined sugars and dairy. Vegan friendly.
Sweet Potato Brownies
Prep Time 90 Minutes*
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Servings
Brownies
Ingredients
Brownies
Frosting
Prep Time 90 Minutes*
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Servings
Brownies
Ingredients
Brownies
Frosting
Sweet Potato Brownies
Instructions
Brownies
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees, poke a few holes into the sweet potatoes and bake in the oven for about 45 minutes or until they become squishy soft.
  2. Place dates, cinnamon and coffee into a bowl , allow to soak for at least an hour.
  3. Remove sweet potatoes from the oven and allow to cool completely. Once cooled, peel off skin
  4. Drain dates and place in food processor with sweet potato and avocado. Mix together until it becomes a smooth purée.
  5. Add in maple syrup, cocoa and vanilla extract to purée and blend in food processor until all ingredients are fully incorporated.
  6. Add in coconut flour 1/4 cup at a time, allowing it to be evenly mixed in.
  7. Line your baking tin with parchment paper and pour in brownie mixture.
  8. Pop in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. You will know they are done by placing a toothpick in the centre and it comes out clean.
  9. Remove from oven and place on cooling rack.
Frosting
  1. Combine sweet potato, vanilla extract, cocoa and maple syrup in your food processor and mix until smooth.
  2. Once brownies are cooled spread on the frosting and cut into squares.
Recipe Notes

*The prep time is long because you have to bake the sweet potatoes first an allow them to cool. To cut down on the prep time bake an extra sweet potatoes when making them with a meal and set it aside.

** To  avoid following in my footsteps, make sure to poke holes into the potatoes with a fork before baking them.

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