Sweet Potato Brownie

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 18:40 | Category : kelly donovan, knittingandthings, RECIPES
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THIS is a fantastic recipe for a healthy version of a brownie. I make these weekly for us to have a treat. If you try it-please let me know how you liked it!!!

1-medium sweet potato
1/3 cup coffee (optional)
1/3 chocolate chips (I use dark)
2 TBS butter -melted (CAN USE VEGAN BUTTER)
2 eggs (or egg substitute) I have used soaked flax seeds as replacement
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cups cocoa powder (UNSWEETENED AND THIS CAN VARY)
1/2 tsp salt
MINI cupcake pan or 5×7 cake pan

Bake your sweet potato for 5-8 minutes depending on the size-in the microwave (you can bake in oven as well but adapt the time)
Once it is done-leave cool for 5 minutes and then remove the skin and take the flesh into a bowl and mash
YOU can put this in a kitchen aid to mix the mixture
Mix all the dry together (flour, brown sugar,baking powder,cocoa powder and salt)
(IF using coffee- add the chips to the coffee to melt)
Combine your wet ingredients together (sweet potato-coffee and chips-butter)
Mix all together until well combined. You can bake this in a muffin tin which would be for about 8 minutes-OR in a cake pan until a tooth pick comes out clean (about 20 min)

I cut back the coffee and the cocoa powder to make not so rich tasting-I also emit the coffee and only use the chips. Sometimes I will melt half of them and then add the rest of the chips whole to add texture. You can see it is easy to adapt to whatever lifestyle you have.

In place of the eggs you can use flax seeds steeped in hot water. The package will have directions on how to do that. It is equally as delicious..a bit denser.

I have also used semi sweet and milk chocolate chips-so it is definitely your preference

One Comment for “Sweet Potato Brownie”

  1. 1Filomena

    Thanks for sharing the recipe, it sound delicious! 😉

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