We’ll admit, a few of us at Neat have a sweet tooth. It’s the hardest part of clean eating - staying away from processed sugars and all those naughty treats that always seem to be on offer at the supermarket. With that in mind, we decided to try getting our chocolate fix from a healthier alternative.
Enter the sweet potato. We know, it sounds weird but just stick with us. Sweet potatoes are chocked full of vitamin A which is key to a healthy immune system and also good vision. Sweet potatoes also have the potential to help regulate our blood sugar levels. What a humble hero!
So why not try this twist on those decadent chocolatey brownies and use this healthier version to whip up a tasty treat.
First off, you’re going to want to cook your sweet potato. We chose to bake ours, which, depending on the size of the potato could take around 40 minutes. Once baked, you can turn the oven down to around 170c (150c for a fan oven like ours). Grease a 9x9in pan using a little coconut oil and then make your mixture.
Scrape the sweet potato out into a bowl, then add the rest of the ingredients. Mix either with a spoon/spatula or with a stand mixer for a few minutes. The consistency should be slightly spongy but ‘scoopable’ (that might be a made up word, but what we mean is that it’s not so runny you can pour it, instead use a spoon to scoop it into the tin).
Pop in the oven and keep an eye on them. Cooking time will vary depending on your oven but it’s worth checking it after 15 minutes to see how it’s getting along. Once it’s done, leave it to cool before cutting into bite size chunks. We keep ours in the fridge for a longer lasting treat.
Sweet Potato Brownies
- 1 cooked sweet potato
- 1 egg
- 2 egg whites
- ¼ cup coconut oil (melted)
- 1 serving Neat Nutrition Protein (we used Chocolate Vegan)
- 3 tablespoons almond meal
- 2 tablespoons cacao
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- if you want them even sweeter, you can add 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
(Nutritionals per serving: Calories = 104; P = 4.7g, C = 5.6g, F = 7.4g)*
*All calorie and macro calculations are estimates and will vary depending on portion size and ingredients used
All the coconut oil from the recipe (1/4 cup) goes in and you can use extra for the greasing :)
Hope you enjoy and let us know how they taste!
Does the remainder of the coconut oil go into the sweet potato mix? It’s a bit unclear from the recipe if the coconut oil is only for the tray. Thanks.
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