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Vegan Sweet Potato Brownie

By Teresa Cutter

Vegan Sweet Potato Brownie
Vegan Sweet Potato Brownie

What's great about it

A delicious brownie with awesome health benefits! Loaded with antioxidants and restorative minerals including potassium and magnesium. This recipe is mostly made from sweet potatoes which is a deliciously low-GI carbohydrate source, providing slow release energy for the body. High in vitamins B5 and B6, sweet potatoes are great for digestive health as they contain prebiotic fibre which promotes healthy gut bacteria. The perfect treat when you need some chocolate therapy!

Ingredients

500g roasted sweet potato, cooled and smashed

200 g (1 cup) cold-pressed coconut oil, solid state

125 ml organic maple syrup

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

60 g (1/2 cup) Naked Chocolat Dark or raw cacao powder

6 fresh dates, pitted

300 g (3 cups) almond meal

 

Brownie Frosting

 

2 ripe avocados, seeds removed

8 fresh dates, pitted

60 ml (1/4 cup) water or almond milk

60 g (1/4 cup) cold-pressed coconut oil, solid state

60 g (1/2 cup) Naked Chocolat Dark or raw cacao powder

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

pinch of sea salt

Method

 

  1. PREHEAT your oven to 160°C fan-forced.
  2. COMBINE sweet potato, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, cacao powder and dates in a food processor.
  3. PROCESS for 2 - 3 minutes until smooth and creamy.
  4. ADD almond meal and process again for another minute until combined.
  5. SPOON into a 30 x 20 cm lined baking tray and smooth out the top.
  6. BAKE for 45 – 50 minutes then remove from the oven and cool.

To Make Frosting

 

  1. COMBINE frosting ingredients into a high-speed blender for 2 minutes until smooth and creamy.
  2. SPREAD over the top of the brownie and enjoy.

Notes and Inspiration

Serve with coconut yogurt and top with cacao nibs.

Add 1/2 cup walnuts for a crunchy texture.

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