Sweet Potato Brownies (Paleo)

This recipe from eatdrinkpaleo that popped up my screen when I was searching for ‘Paleo brownies made with sweet potato’, and boy I’m glad it did! I’ve tweaked it slightly, and it is ridiculously good – incredible! Yum. Yum. Yum!

Please be aware that it contains sweet potato and honey, and will therefore be higher in carbs than other recipes on here – this is Paleo, not LCHF. To reduce the carb count you could try Xylitol or stevia as the sweetener (I haven’t tried this yet). Punch the numbers into MyFitnessPal to calculate whether or not this will fit into your macros for the day. Remember, it is a treat food – not an everyday dessert! 🙂

 Ingredients:
  • 2-3 cups greated sweet potato
  • 3 whole eggs
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ cup raw cacao powder, sifted
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2½ Tbsp. coconut flour
Method:
  1. Preheat oven to 185°C – oven must be hot before putting the brownies in.
  2. In a large bowl or blender, combine sweet potato, eggs, vanilla, honey and coconut oil and stir/blend until completely mixed together.
  3. Add cacao powder, baking powder and coconut flour.
  4. Stir/blend until completley mixed.
  5. Pour mixture into a baking dish lined with baking paper and lightly greased.
  6. Bake 25-30 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes before carefully removing the brownie cake from the tin. Allow to cool for a further 10 or so minutes on a wire cake rack.
  8. Transfer the brownies (paper and all) to a chopping board and cut it into squares.
Options:
  1. Add cacao nibs for a chocolatey crunch.
  2. Add desiccated coconut
  3. Use rice malt syrup in place of honey
  4. Drizzle with some melted chocolate
  5. For egg-free, replace the 3 eggs with 3Tbsp of golden flax seed flour and 9 Tbsp. water
  6. Turn it into a self-saucing pudding by pouring the mixture into a greased baking dish, pouring 1 cup of boiling water gently over the top (place a spoon upsidedown and pour the water over that so you don’t make a big hole in the mixture! Drizzle with 2 Tbsp. of rice malt syrup and sprinkle with 2 Tbsp. raw cacao powder. Bake for 45 minutes at 180C.

 

 

 

Self Saucing Pudding 
  • Put the batter into a greased pie dish
  • Mix 1 cup boiling water with 2 Tbsp. rice malt syrupand 2 Tbsp. cacao
  • Gently pour over batter
  • Bake for an additional 15 min