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Rich and Fudgy Sweet Potato Brownies

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You can make brownies rich and fudgy using sweet potatoes. It’s a delicious way to eat your veggies. Don’t you think?

These mouthwatering pictures of Rich and Fudgy Sweet Potato Brownies are brought to you in part by Straight From The Root.

slice of brownie

Did you happen to notice my little disclaimer at the top of this post?  It’s true – these Rich and Fudgy Sweet Potato Brownies were made thanks to Straight From The Root, who provided me with some quick and easy packages of USDA ORGANIC veggies.

Now, I could have simply taken those packages of sweet potatoes and boiled or microwaved them for 90 seconds and then eaten them as a healthy side dish.  But, um, no.  Especially not after visiting The Big Man’s World blog and seeing his recipe for HEALTHY SWEET POTATO BREAKFAST BROWNIES.

Who wouldn’t want to eat brownies for breakfast?

How I Made Sweet Potato Brownies

To make these brownies made with sweet potatoes, I used the following ingredients:

  • 2 8-ounce packages Straight From The Root Organic Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 cup smooth almond butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup aquafaba, if needed
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or chocolate chunks

Taking notes from The Big Man’s World, here’s what I did – mistakes and all.  I started off by smooshing the sweet potatoes in the packages since they needed to be pureed anyway.

Then I put all of the ingredients, sans the chocolate chips, in my Vitamix blender and blended away.  The batter was too thick – I chalked that up to too much sweet potato, so I added 1/4 cup aquafaba and then blended some more.   (I probably should have initially put the sweet potatoes in the blender with aquafaba to liquify them.)

Sweet potato brownie batter in mixer

I then added some Enjoy Life chocolate chunks and mixed them in by hand.

chocolate chunks and brownie batter

I put them in the oven and baked them for 22 minutes.  But…unlike The Big Man’s World, that was not enough time for my version to bake long enough.  Extra sweet potatoes + aquafaba = approximately 40 minutes bake time, more or less.

The final result – rich and fudgy brownies!

slice of brownie

Yield: 16

Rich and Fudgy Sweet Potato Brownies

Rich and Fudgy Sweet Potato Brownies

These fudgy brownies' secret ingredient is sweet potato - but nobody has to know!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 8-ounce packages Straight From The Root Organic Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 cup smooth almond butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup aquafaba, if needed
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or chocolate chunks

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8x8 pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
  2. Puree sweet potatoes in a high speed blender. Add almond butter, maple syrup, and cocoa powder and process until smooth. Add aquafaba to blender if needed until batter is smooth.
  3. Mix in chocolate chips by hand and pour into prepared pan. Bake for 40 minutes or until done.
  4. Allow brownies to cool before slicing. Refrigerate any leftovers.
  5. Allow brownies to cool before slicing. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Notes

To cut back on calories, use 1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 199Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 4gSugar: 12gProtein: 5g

Nutrition information is an approximation.

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Isn’t it interesting that sweet potatoes can be used to make brownies?

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About Straight From The Root

Straight From The Root takes wholesome, organic vegetables and prepares them sous vide, a French style of cooking.  They are cooked at a lower temperature than traditional methods and therefore retain more nutrients, taste, and texture.  Straight From The Root products are not only 100% organic, but they are also preservative-free and non-GMO.  They are prepared in a BPA-free bag that you boil or microwave for 90 seconds.  Straight From The Root products are available at Publix and select retailers.

You can learn more about Straight From The Root by visiting their website at www.sftroot.com.  For creative ways to use your veggies, check out their recipe tab.

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jenn

Thursday 15th of February 2018

Oh my goodness- these brownies look thick, fudgey and delicious. I must try to make these better for you recipe.