Yummy…. I love finding recipes on Pinterest! I pinned a recipe for Sweet Potato Brownies a while ago and made them for the first time last week. We were having a graduation celebration for a bunch of our church youth. It was a great time and a bit emotional for some…. (me). We had a tea and dessert theme so I brought brownies!
- Is it easy to make/prepare? Pretty simple, a few extra steps than normal.
- How long does it take? A bit long – I had to boil the sweet potatoes then puree them and it took a bit longer to cook in my oven that stated on recipe.
- Is it Kid friendly?Are brownies EVER NOT??
- Are the ingredients easy to find? I didnt have some items in my cupboard – but I substituted and it was fine. It was very forgiving that way!
- How does it Taste? AMAZING! Can’t wait to do it again! This is my new brownie recipe! No need for icing!
Here is the original recipe – I made some changes (because of what I had on hand) and I really didnt measure so this proves that this is a very forgiving recipe!!
Photo and recipe courstesy of: http://thecopycatcook.wordpress.com/2011/09/28/sweet-potato-brownies/
Gooey Sweet Potato Brownies
From Making Love in the Kitchen
3 ounces (or about one bar) unsweetened chocolate (*I uses semi sweet chocolate chips*)
1 tbsp coconut oil
½ cup sweet potato puree
3 tbsp raw honey
½ cup coconut sugar (*I used brown sugar*)
¼ cup cocoa powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
¾ cup apple sauce (*I only had a berry/apple sauce – so I used that!*)
¼ cup water
¾ cup brown rice flour (*I used regular brown flour*)
¾ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8×8-inch square pan with coconut oil and powder with flour.
Melt the chocolate and coconut oil over low heat.
Combine sweet potato, coconut sugar, honey, cocoa powder, vanilla and applesauce in the food processor. Add the chocolate/oil mix and combine until smooth – it should be creamy, not too dry. Mix in the flour, baking powder and sea salt and process again. Add water if needed for desired consistency.
Pour batter into the pan, smooth it out with a spatula and bake it for 35 – 40 minutes. Insert a toothpick to make sure they are cooked through; they should be firm when you press down.
Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.