Gluten Free Sweet Potato Brownies

Sweet Potato Brownies


I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there has been a sweet potato craze as of late. Sweet potato chips are now slowly taking over your conventional potato chips. Being the healthier alternative, people have been purchasing sweet potatoes by the bulk and who can blame them? I personally love sweet potatoes. I love baking them as chips, roasting them in a vegetable winter dish or mashing them up as a side dish! Now I bet you haven’t heard of putting sweet potatoes in a dessert right?! This recipe is such a healthy alternative to your typical sugar infused chocolate brownie. I promise that you won’t even taste the sweet potatoes in this dessert, not that it tastes bad anyway!

TOTAL FUN TIME: 60 minutes 

Makes: 15 slices

RECIPE

Brownie

  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and grated.
  • 1/2 cup of pure maple syrup
  • 2 large eggs (or egg alternative if vegan)
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon of baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut flour
  • 1 cup of cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract

Icing

  • 1/3 cup of cacao powder or carob powder
  • 1/3 cup of coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of raw honey

METHOD

Brownies

  1. Pre-heat over to 185 degrees Celsius.
  2.  Place the sweet potato, eggs (alternative), vanilla and oil in a large bowl and mix well.
  3. In another bowl combine the powders and coconut flour and stir.
  4. Mix both mixtures together in either of the bowls.
  5. Line a baking pan with baking paper and pour the batter in.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes until brownies are done. To check insert a chopstick or the other end of a spoon to the brownies, if it comes out fairly clean, it’s done!

Icing

  1. Combine the cacao powder and coconut oil in a pan over low to medium heat until melted and mixed in.
  2. Add the vanilla and honey once taken off the stove and mix well.
  3. Allow the icing mixture to cool in the fridge for about 15 minutes.
  4. Spread over the cooled brownies and slice into your desired sizes.

Add some coconut whipped cream or coconut ice-cream to serve.

Happy Clean Eating! 

Let me know how you enjoy this recipe! It’s one of my fav’s and have excellent reviews.

Spreading love & happiness, Soph xox

SopHsu – Holistic Healthy Living 

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Sweet Potato Brownies

Sweet potato brownies

Who would have thought that brownies could be healthy?!  This amazing recipe using sweet potatoes tastes just like the real deal! Make this recipe today and bring along to your next social gathering and your friends won’t even be able to tell the difference!

Pleasure on the lips doesn’t always go straight to the hips when it comes to clean eating! 😉

TOTAL FUN TIME:      40 minutes

Serves 12

RECIPE

  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and grated (or 1 large sweet potato baked and peeled)
  • 2 large eggs or equivalent (if vegan)
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup rice malt or pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 cup cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour

Icing

  • 1/2 cup of cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup of rice malt or pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

METHOD

  1. Pre-heat oven to 185 degrees celsius.
  2. Combine the sweet potato, eggs, vanilla, rice malt / maple syrup, and oil in a large bowl.
  3. In another bowl, combine the baking powder, baking soda, cacao powder, coconut flour and stir.
  4. Pour both dry and wet mixtures together until well combined.
  5. Line a cake pan with baking paper.
  6. Spread the batter in the pan, and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  7. Brownies are done when a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  8. Allow the brownies to cool before removing from the pan.
  9. To make the icing, combine all icing ingredients together and stir until well-mixed.
  10. Spread over cooled brownies before slicing and serve with coconut yoghurt!

Sweet potato brownies

Happy Clean Eating!

Spreading love & happiness, Soph xox