The Sweet Potato Brownies

by Anda Mtshemla

It’s become a bit of an obsession of mine to incorporate fruits and veggies into as many dishes as I possibly can– especially desserts. Adding veggies to a vegan sweet treat makes something that already feels guilt-free (since you’ve eliminated the animal products) actually feel good for you, not that I needed any more reasons to eat dessert!

I add sweet potatoes to every variation of brownies that I make (see here), but I especially love it for this baked version because it creates an unreal, fudgy texture that I love in brownies.

You will need:

1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced

3/4 cup cocoa powder

1/4 cup canola oil

1/2 cup almond milk

1 cup all-purpose flour/almond flour if you’re GF

1 cup brown sugar (add more if you prefer a sweeter brownie)

Method:

Preheat oven to 180°C

Line 20cm square baking tin with baking paper and set aside

Boil sweet potato until tender

Drain and puree sweet potato

Add oil and sugar into sweet potato and blend until well combined

Add flour and milk to mixture and blend until combined

Add cocoa powder and blend mixture until smooth

Pour brownie mixture into baking tin and bake for 30-35mins

Once baked, allow to cool, slice into squares and serve with a light dusting of confectionery sugar

 

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Vegan Sweet Potato Brownies made with almond flour and dusted with icing sugar

 

 

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