If asked what my favourite foods in the world were the list would be: sweet potatoes, dates, cacao, raw brownies and avocado. So it seems only natural to try and combine at least four of the five in some way to create something insanely awesomely, which is exactly what I did in these sweet potato brownies. I have to admit that when I made these I was beyond excited, like really way too over excited. I was jumping around a lot, making a lot of mmmmm delicious wow these are outrageous can you believe it type noises! Anyway I was so excited that I told everyone that would listen about my new creation but the response was a little mixed, most people seemed to think the idea of making dessert from a vegetable was too bizarre and maybe I’d taken my healthy baking a step too far! But I absolutely promise you that I haven’t and that you will adore these, it is impossible not to.
They are the sweetest, gooiest, softest, most moist, chocolatey brownies ever. And even better they make you feel incredible as guess what they only contain six totally natural, totally unrefined, absolutely healthy ingredients! Sweet potatoes, almonds, buckwheat, dates, raw cacao and a little agave. How crazy is that! The mixture is also so heavenly that you will want to eat the whole thing with a spoon, seriously just the mix of pureed sweet potatoes and dates is enough to send you straight to food heaven. It is unreal. Licking the bowl is also one of the highlights of being vegan as you don’t have to worry about getting sick from the raw eggs! Anyway I am so head over heels in love with this recipe and have so many plans right now for this mix of ingredients they’ll be sweet potato muffins, scones, cakes and pancakes coming your way very soon!
Makes 10 brownies
â€“ 2 medium to large sweet potatoes
â€“ 2/3 of a cup of ground almonds
â€“ 1/2 a cup of buckwheat flour (brown rice flour will also work)
â€“ 14 medjool dates
â€“ 4 tablespoons of raw cacao
â€“ 3 tablespoons of pure maple syrup syrup
â€“ a pinch of salt