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2 March 2015

Sweet Potato Brownies


No you are not reading this post incorrectly. As you may or may not know I am trying to cut sugar out of my life and I have found the perfect 'sweet' treat to curb my cravings and give me a 'chocolately' pick me up...

 

I discovered this recipe in my new cookbook I purchased Deliciously Ella. I am so in love with this book, it is full of amazing recipes, all that contain great ingredients that pack super lovely healthy properties! 

Sweet potato is such a good super veggie- loaded with goodness, antioxidants and anti- inflammatory properties. They are also awesome at regulating your blood sugar levels which is perfect for sweet treats. The brownies also contain a wonderful boost of fibre- which gives the brownies a slow burning quality which is perfect for keeping your energy levels up. Finally, I have discovered the wonderful healthy factors of raw cacao- a super food with an insanely rich source of antioxidants, maganese (helps oxygenate the blood) and magnesium which builds strong nails, hair and promotes beautiful skin. 

Well what are you waiting for? Pick up a bowl and a wooden spoon and lets get making these delicious, sugar- free treats! 

Makes 10 brownies. 
2 medium sweet potatoes (600g)
2/3 of a cup of ground almonds (80g)
1/2 a cup of spelt flower (100g)
14 medjool dates
4 tablespoons of raw cacao powder
3 tablespoons of algave syrup 
Pinch of salt


1. Pre- heat the oven to 180C and peel the sweet potatoes. Cut into chunks and place into a steamer for twenty minutes until they become really soft. 

2. Add them to a food processor/ blender with the pitted dates. 

3. Put the remaining ingredients into a bowl before mixing in the sweet potato/ date combination. Stir well and place into a lined baking dish and cook for 20 minutes until piercing the brownie mix with a folk comes out clean. 

4. Remove and leave to col for 10 minutes to allow the mixture to set. remove the brownie block onto a cooling tray and leave to cool for a further 10 mins. Cut the block into squares, if you wish to decorate- melt some cacao/ dark chocolate and drizzle onto the brownies before cutting; it adds extra sweetness again with no extra sugar (if the chocolate is over 75%).

I hope you like the brownies and enjoy making them. Please take pictures of your own baking creations and tag them with the hashtag: #ChampagneSweetBrownies and tag me in them too! I would love to see them! Happy baking everyone!

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