Ever since I heard about sweet potato brownies, I’ve taken huge interest in them. Not because I was trying to keep up with Tumblr, or Pinterest, or YouTube, or wherever it was they began exploding, but instead because I’ve been a fan of sweet potato since God was a child (or maybe since my Mam started buying them).
I think it’s an ingenious idea to incorporate the slow-release energy from sweet potato into a treat that tastes just as good – or even better – than it’s fatty, unhealthy, sugar-crash-causing counterpart.
However, some of the recipes I’ve seen, contain a lot of sugar or too much refined flour, so I decided to put an Endorphin Stew twist on this delicious idea. Hope you enjoy it! 😉
- Sweet potatoes, x2 medium, peeled and grated
- Eggs (free range if possible), x4
- Coconut oil melted (I used the Vita Coco brand), 1/2 cup
- Agave/honey/maple syrup, 1/2 cup
- Pecan nuts, handful crushed
- Baking powder, x1 tblspn
- Sea salt, pinch
- Cacao nibs, 2 tblspns
- Organic cocoa powder, x1 cup
- Poppy seeds, 10g (optional)
- Quinoa flour, x7 tblspns
- Cinnamon, x1 tblspn
- Medjool dates, x7
- Vanilla extract, x2 tspns
- Psyllium husks (added fibre), x1 tblspn (optional)
Note: buying whole quinoa grains and milling them into flour works out much cheeper than buying pre-prepared quinoa flour! You can also mill up the bulger wheat and quinoa mixed wholefoods packs readily available around Irish retailers!
The quinoa flour contains waaaay more nutrients and fibre than refined, plain flour, sweet potato offers slow-release energy, cocoa powder contains a lot of antioxidants, the recipe offers iron, vitamin C, B vitamins, enhances skin health and is a very filling and satisfying treat. 🙂
- Preheat then oven at 180 degrees Celsius.
- Add all the grated sweet potato, cocoa powder, quinoa flour, cinnamon, cocao nibs, pecan nuts, psyllium husks, poppy seeds, baking powder and salt mixing bowl, sieving through the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder, and stir well.
- Add the eggs, melted coconut oil, dates, syrup and vanilla extract into a blender/Nutri Bullet until a smooth mixture is formed. Pour slowly into the dry mixture until both wet and dry are fully combined.
- The mixture should be somewhat wet but it should also be of a thickish consistency. If in doubt, don’t be afraid to add in a few more tblspoons of flour.
- Line a baking tray with baking paper and fold the mixture onto it, patting down the mixture with the back of a tbl spoon.
- Bake for approx 35 mins, after this time, pierce with a skewer and make sure it comes out of the brownies clean and dry.
- Place the baked mixture onto a cooling rack for 10 mins before cutting. serve and enjoy the healthy treat. 😃🍴
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Happy healthy eating,