Chocolately / Chewy 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
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 !