We all know the importance of 5-a-day, and we think we may have just discovered the most delicious way to make sure you recommended daily veggie intake – through your dessert! These Sweet Potato Brownies from our contributor Lynne Whelehen, are the ultimate combination of decadent chocolate indulgence and some of the most lauded superfoods – meaning you can have your cake and eat it too.
2 cups of Sweet Potato (boil the potatoes before using, peel and mash)
2 Free Range Eggs
1 Vanilla Pod
2 tsp. Cinnamon
½ cup Rice Syrup
½ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
¼ tsp. Baking soda
½ cup -1 cup Raw Cacao/Cocoa Powder (if you like 90% dark chocolate add 1 cup, if you like 70% add ½ cup)
4 tbsp. Coconut Flour
Boil sweet potatoes until soft, peel and mash.
In a mixing bowl pop sweet potatoes, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, rice syrup, coconut oil, baking soda, cacao powder and coconut flour. Stir all ingredients until they are combined.
Grease a square baking tray; pop in the oven 175 degrees for 25-30 minutes, they should be firm but gooey in the middle when baked.
Allow to cool, cut into squares.