Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free, No Additives, Organic, Superfood’s, and Plant Based.
Now at first it may seem like a crazy ridiculous idea to throw veggies in a dessert.
But I assure once you try, you will be all for the ol’ unsuspecting vegetable… sweet taties!
these brownies are baked crunchy on the top and gooey on the inside, just like a good brownie should be. naturally sweetened, so it won’t make your blood sugar soar.
So whats exciting about this is not only will you be getting a serve of veggies but also Sweet Potatoes are extremely high in Beta-Carotene, meaning lots of Vitamin A. they also contain oodles of Vitamin C, A superfood for your skin! Yay.
Now were talking, Cacao and Strawberries, these two are soul mates!
So it wouldn’t be a brownie without the hero superfood cacao.
Packed with antioxidants, magnesium, calcium, zinc, potassium, and B vitamins, just to name a few. Basically just ALOT of goodness. yet its chocolate right!?
Who thought something so incredibly tasty could also be soo good for you. Genius!!
Alright so how do we do this?
heres what you will need:
2 large organic sweet potatoes
4-5 heaped tbsp raw cacao powder
10-14 organic medjool dates
(depends how sweet you would like it)
1/2 c organic coconut flour
1/4 c dessicated organic coconut
1/4 c organic almond meal
3 tbsp melted organic cold pressed coconut oil
pinch of sea salt
1 tsp maca powder (optional)
1-2 tsp raw cacao powder
1-2 tbsp cacao nibs
pack of strawberries
(extra, not pictured)
equal portions of cacao, coconut oil, and natural sweetener
firstly.. I recommend putting on some clothes that you don’t mind getting a lil grubby,
I somehow always manage to get the batter down my shirt 😐
1. preheat the oven to 180 degrees (fan forced) my ovens super old so I had it set to about 200.
2. steam the sweet potatoes (peeled and chopped) until super soft (fork falls through them)
note: steaming is better than boiling, keeps more of the nutrients alive!
3. blend in a processor the cooked sweet potatoes and dates until creamy and smooth. taste and add more dates if you would like it sweeter.
4. add the cacao, salt, flour, almond meal, coconut, and maca to a big bowl, stir to combine.
5. scoop the potato mixture into the bowl with the other ingredients and combine with a big spoon, or your hands.. they are the best tool in the kitchen after all. if you like, add extra cacao to taste. stir in the melted coconut oil well.
6. line a baking tin with baking paper, I used a square tin (pictured above)
7. scoop mixture (my mixture was way to thick to pour) into the tray and press flat and firm.
8. bake for about 25 minutes or until your fork comes out clean. my ovens supper slow so it ended up being in there for more like 40 minutes. plus I like the top to be nice and crunchy! 🙂
9. set aside to cool, then remove from tin, slice up, sift the cacao powder over the top, sprinkle some nibs, and serve with sliced strawberries and some cacao sauce if you like it yummy and gooey (optional, which you make by melting coconut oil over a stove with cacao and your choice of sweetener)
I also highly recommend serving it warm, you can store in a container and refrigerate it for up to a week, then microwave (or heat in the oven) your serve, and serve with the berries and sauce. waaayy better when its gooey and warm with your hot tea 🙂
Don’t forget to tag me @elsas_wholesomelife on instagram if you recreate any of my recipes, or drop a comment below if you’d like to give me any feedback! theres always room for new suggestions 🙂 watch this space, ill be popping up many more recipes soon, and id love to hear what you think. your support is always so warming, so thank you!
Thanks for stopping by, Elsa xx