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January 27, 2016

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Chocolately / Chewy Sweet Potato Brownies

healthy sweet potato brownies

healthy sweet potato brownies

From my previous post you have already learned that I have a mega addiction to chocolate. I like to blame this on my mother.  I swear the only thing she ate while pregnant was chocolate. Anyway, I’m always trying to think of healthier alternatives for my sweet tooth because I know there isn’t anyway possible to just stop having sweets. Im excited to share a delicious solution with you today.

The recipe is an oldie but goodie that goes way back to the days when I worked in a health food cafe, back in my home town. It takes the traditional brownie that is packed full of heavy fats and sugars and transforms them into this chocolatey and chewy brownie filled with things that are good for you!

Sweet Potato brownies…. I questioned the idea myself when I was introduced to them for the first time but I promise you- they are SO yum and a MUCH healthier alternative to the regular brownie. If I gave you this brownie blind folded you would never even know I secretly snuck in some added antioxidants. I welcome you all to try it out and share with me your experience!

Here’s what you’ll  need:

  • 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla
  • 1 cup of cooked and mashed sweet potato
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 c cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt

Directions:

Pre-heat over to 350 degrees and line a rectangular baking pan. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together brown sugar and egg until the sugar has evenly mixed and dissolved. Add in your yogurt and vanilla. At this time you can add in your cooked sweet potato if it has cooled down enough that it wont cook your eggs. In a separate bowl, mix together your flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.  When all the dry ingredients are mixed together, mixed them into your wet mixture.

Use a spatula and place all your yummy brownie mixture into your lined baking pan and bake for 25-30 minutes. (Depending on your oven, baking time may vary). Remove from oven and let cool before you cut out a piece to enjoy 🙂

Bon Appetite !

xx Bella

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4 Comments

  • Reply Paula Bellini

    They look delicious as usual! Do l recognize that board the brownies are so nicely displayed on?

    January 27, 2016 at 10:28 pm
  • Reply aperson

    this recipe was really bad… i think you put the wrong amount of flour because 1 1/2 cups produced a thick dough. i thinned it out with milk in a failed attempt to save them but it was just… so bad. nothing like brownies. maybe with less flour they’d be good

    February 9, 2016 at 5:20 am
    • Reply abellini

      Hey there!

      Im sorry that was your experience. I should point out that they are not going to be exactly like brownies because of the contents of them (sweet potato and no fat) but I believe they truly produced an over all chocolatety flavour! I would love if you tried again and adjusted the flour… and let me know how that goes for you!
      All the best, and sorry that it wasn’t a positive turnout for you!

      February 9, 2016 at 2:16 pm
      • Reply Aperson

        Thanks for your reply. It’s to be expected that they’ll have a different turnout than “real” brownies. All the fat and sugar is what makes brownies what they are, after all :p I’ll give them another shot sometime and see if I can get them to come out better. I’ll be sure to let you know how it turns out.

        February 9, 2016 at 6:36 pm

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