Monday, 30 March 2015

Sweet Potato Brownies Recipe

These sweet potato brownies were made using a recipe by Ella Woodward, author of the blog Deliciously Ella and guru of all things natural and delicious. I know using sweet potatoes sounds a bit odd, but when they are steamed and mashed they have a gooey consistency that is perfect for brownies. The dates and maple syrup add natural sweetness and the cacao powder gives a deep chocolatey flavour.

I have to admit, I don't have a particularly sweet tooth, and if you are a real sugar-fiend you might not like these. However, if you prefer the taste of natural sweetness to processed sweetness they are worth a try – it's nice to have a brownie with your cup of tea that you know is full of great ingredients and not going to lead to a sugar crash.

2 sweet potatoes (600g)
2/3 cup ground almonds (80g)
1/2 cup brown rice flour (100g)
14 medjool dates
4 tbsp raw cacao powder
3 tbsp maple syrup
pinch of salt

Here is a link to the recipe on Ella's blog and below is a video showing how to make them.

Since making and photographing this recipe, my sister recommended Ella's recipe for raw brownies and I have to say I think they are now my favourite! They only contain four ingredients, which you mix in a food processor, put in a baking dish and set in the freezer for an hour. They are so simple and absolutely delicious! The video for that recipe is below and be sure to check out for lots more simple recipes that are all plant-based and free from processed ingredients.


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