Okay, so strict followers of the Paleo diet may argue these aren’t 100 percent Paleo (we’re pretty sure our ancestors didn’t have baking soda). But the point is, if you love chocolate—and we mean rich, dark, sweet tooth satisfying chocolate—but aren’t a fan of wheat, processed flour or refined sugars, this brownie recipe is for you. They’re loaded with vitamins and minerals thanks to the key ingredient, sweet potato, which also happens to make them ultra moist and extra delicious. They fit perfectly into a modified Paleo diet and as for chocolate, these babies will definitely give you your fix.
Sweet Potato Brownies
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 50 minutes
Makes 8-10 servings
1 raw, medium-sized sweet potato, peeled and grated
2 omega-3-enriched or free-range eggs
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup raw honey
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
1 Tbsp gluten-free baking powder
½ Tbsp baking soda
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 Tbsp coconut flour
1/2 tsp fine sea salt
½ cup dark chocolate chips (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 365° F. Meanwhile, combine sweet potato, eggs, vanilla, honey and coconut oil in a food processor and mix well.
2. Add baking powder and baking soda to the food processor and combine. Add cocoa powder, mix. Finally, add coconut flour.
3. Pour the mixture into a baking pan, greased with a little coconut oil (brownies should be about 1 inch tall). Bake for 25-30 minutes. Remove and cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.
Nutrients per serving (one brownie):
Calories: 200, Fat: 13g, Carbs: 22g
Fiber: 3g, Protein: 3g
Recipe by: Gillian Mandich, BHSc, MSc | Photography by: Yaira Estrada-Wagner