This is one of my favorite healthy baking recipes of all time.
These brownies are dense, sweet, fudgy, gooey, and so simple to make. That’s not even the best part- they are also incredibly healthy!
No butter, no oil, no white flour, no refined sugar and completely vegan. You can have your brownie, and eat the entire pan too. Although, I don’t recommend eating the whole pan in one sitting…
The secret to this recipe is SWEET POTATOES. and dates, and other yummy stuff, but the main headliner of this recipe is the humble sweet potato. Not only is this everyday starch really good for you, they offer up a lot of natural sweetness and substance that brownies need. Anything less is just not worth your time.
Another thing I love about this recipe is that a lot of the ingredients can be interchangeable. Use ingredients that you already have on hand and make it uniquely your own. There is nothing more annoying than feeling like you have to go to five different markets to pick out obscure ingredients that you most likely wont even use again. Work smarter, not harder people.
This is based on Delicoiusly Ella’s sweet potato brownies.
- 2 large or three small sweet potatoes
- 2/3 of a cup of ground nuts. ( I processed walnuts since I had those on hand)
- 1/2 a cup of your healthy flour of choice (I processed rolled oats to make oat flour)
- 14 medjool dates
- 4 tablespoons of your favorite cocoa powder. Hershey’s Dark cocoa powder works great
- 3 tablespoons of pure maple syrup
- a pinch of salt
- If you’re feeling adventures, melt some peanut butter to swirl into the batter right before baking. The trick to melting all natural peanut butter it is to add a small amount of coconut oil (like half a teaspoon for every 2 tablespoons of peanut butter), microwave for 30 seconds, and stir until its smooth and pour-able.
- Set oven to 350. Peel the sweet potatoes. Cut them into chunks and steam them for 20 minutes, or until soft.
- Transfer to sweet potatoes to a food processor with the pitted dates, process until smooth. This may require pulsing and stirring to get a smooth consistency. You don’t want big chunks of dates.
- Put the remaining ingredients into a bowl, before mixing in the sweet potato date combination. Stir well.
- Place into a greased or lined baking dish. Bake for anywhere between 20-30 minutes, until you can stick a knife in the center and it comes out clean. Let them cool completely before slicing! Enjoy with a cold glass of dairy free milk 🙂