Almond Butter Sweet Potato Brownies
1 ½ cups baked sweetpotato (mashed)
3 tbsp grass-fed butter, softened
1/2 cup honey (or maple syrup)
1/4 cup almond butter
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup almond flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup unsweetened cacao nibs
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Grease 8×8 baking dish with coconut oil.
3. Combine eggs, sweetpotato, butter, honey, almond butter, & vanilla in a large bowl.
4. In a separate bowl, combine almond flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
5. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet, mixing well until all ingredients are incorporated.
6. Mix in chocolate chips and walnuts.
7. Pour batter evenly into baking dish.
8. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean in the center.
9. Allow to cool for 10-20 minutes (if you can wait that long).
These brownies are incredibly moist and decadently delicious. I came across this recipe on the site www.TaylorMadeItPaleo.com and it looked intriguing, so I tried it. I had some left-over sweetpotato that I needed to use up and was looking for ways to do that when I found this recipe. It’s another way to get veggies into your kids, young and old, without them knowing about it.
I did make some changes to the original recipe (you’re used to me doing that by now, aren’t you?) but only one this time. I used unsweetened cacao nibs instead of semi-sweet chocolate chips to keep it sugar-free. Of course, the honey or maple syrup is sweet, but both of those are natural and have properties that are good for you. Besides, it only calls for half a cup for the whole recipe! You can handle that.
The sweet potato gives it some additional sweetness too. And in case you didn’t know, in the book The Southern Garden Advisor, by Barbara Pleasant, it states that the word “sweetpotato” has definitively been spelled as one word since before 2003. So being the Southern girl that I am, that’s the way I spell it. The rest of the world simply hasn’t caught up with me yet!
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