Healthy recipes: sweet potato brownies

Sweet potatoes are an unusual but tasty key ingredient in these gluten-free brownies

Brownies are the sweetest, softest, most moist, chocolatey brownies ever. And they have only six ingredients, all totally natural and unrefined. The mixture is so heavenly that you will want to eat the whole thing with a spoon. Don’t forget that raw cacao is also a superfood as it is such a rich source of antioxidants, as well as being packed with a number of other beneficial nutrients: manganese, which helps oxygenate the blood; magnesium, which helps maintain healthy nerves, muscles and bones; and sulphur, which builds strong nails and hair, and promotes beautiful skin.


2 medium to large sweet potatoes

14 Medjool dates

2/3 cup ground almonds

1/2 cup buckwheat flour (brown rice flour will also work)

4 tbsp raw cacao

3 tbsp pure maple syrup


Pre-heat the oven to 180C/gas mark 4, then peel the sweet potatoes. Cut them into chunks and place in a steamer for about 20 minutes, until they become really soft. Once they are beginning to fall apart, remove them and put them in the food processor with the pitted dates and blend. Put the remaining ingredients in a bowl before mixing in the sweet-potato and date combination. Stir well.

Spoon the mixture into a lined baking dish 10x20cm and cook for about 20 minutes, or until you can pierce the brownie cake with a fork and bring it out dry. Remove the tray from the oven and allow it to cool for about 10 minutes

Source: telegraph

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