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Healthy sweet potato chocolate brownie

Brownies are the best but usually loaded with tons of butter and lots of sugar. Well not this recipe as I use sweet potato as the base. Do you want to know how you can make healthy sweet potato chocolate brownie? Lets get started!

Healthy sweet potato brownie overhead

Sweet potato is a great ingredient as it adopts the flavors you combine it with resulting in a great tasting brownie. This is really one of my favorite’s.

No, this brownie will not taste like sweet potato. The main reason to use sweet potato is to give the brownies lots of texture and a moist base.

Healthy sweet potato brownie made with cocoa

This recipe is completely dairy free, eggless and sugar free. I have substituted all of these ingredients with healthy alternatives like:

  • organic spelt flour
  • apple sauce
  • medjool dates
  • agave syrup
  • vanilla extract

Healthy sweet potato brownie ingredients

To make this sweet potato brownie you need quite a list of ingredients. However all of the ingredients are are in most kitchen pantries. You need the following ingredients:

  • Baked sweet potatoes
  • Spelt flour
  • Apple sauce
  • Agave syrup
  • Medjool dates
  • Vanilla extract
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • Cocoa
  • Pecan nuts
  • Chocolate

Healthy sweet potato brownie ingredients

How to make healthy sweet potato chocolate brownie

It may seem like a difficult recipe due to all the ingredient but it is actually very simple. You need an oven,  a good blender and an oven dish. The blender will do all the work for you.

To make these brownies start by wrapping the sweet potato in aluminium foil. Pre heat the oven to 425℉ /200℃ and bake the sweet potatoes in the oven for about 45 minutes until soft.

You can also boil the sweet potato until soft this will take between 10-20 minutes. However if you boil the sweet potato be careful it does not over cook and go really soft. You want a certain firmness to the potatoes. That is why I use the oven to let the potatoes go soft. It is slower but you have more control over the firmness of the potato.Healthy sweet potato brownie portrait side

Then mash the potatoes into a puree. Then put the puree in a good blender and add all the ingredients one by one in the blender.

Let it run and turn the ingredients into a smooth mixture. As chocolate and nuts go together perfectly I have added pecan nuts and chunks of chocolate to make it extra yum.

Put this in a small baking dish and pre heat the oven to 375 ℉/180℃. Then it only requires about 30 minutes of oven time before you can take a bite of the most delicious gooey perfect healthy sweet potato chocolate brownie you ever tasted.Healthy sweet potato brownie overhead

Make brownie with other vegetables

It is quite popular to cook with vegetables when baking cakes and sweets. Besides sweet potato you can also make brownies with:

  • Zucchini
  • Black beans
  • Avocado

It might be a strange idea to make brownies with any of these vegetables. But believe me none of these brownies will taste like the vegetables. They are all a great substitute for butter.

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healthy sweet potato chocolate brownie

Serves: 8 Prep Time: 45 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Healthy sweet potato chocolate brownie

Sweet potato is a great ingredient to use as the base in these healthy sweet potato chocolate brownie. This recipe is dairy free, eggless and sugar free.

Ingredients

  • 2 baked sweet potatoes
  • 100 gram of spelt flour
  • 100 gram apple sauce
  • 4 tbsp of agave syrup
  • 6 pitted medjool dates
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • pecan nuts
  • ½ cup of chocolate

Instructions

1

Heat the oven at 425℉ put the sweet potato in aluminium foil and bake for 45 minutes until soft

2

Mash the sweet potatoes and put aside

3

Put the sweet potato in the blender and add flour, apple sauce, agave syrup, pitted dates, vanilla extract, baking powder, baking soda, salt and the cacao

4

Blend on low speed into a smooth mixture

5

Put into baking dish and spread evenly

6

Crunch the pecan nuts and chocolate

7

Pre heat the oven at 375℉

8

Decorate the brownie with pecan and chocolate. Bake for 25 minute check or until a toothpick comes out clean

Nutrition facts

Calories: 188; Fat: 3.8g; Carbs: 38.1g; Protein: 3.4g;

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