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Sweet Potatoe and Chocolate Brownies

If you are a chocolate addict like me, you will love this recipe of sweet potatoe and chocolate brownies I made yesterday! I first discovered this recipe thanks to Joe Wicks (aka the Body Coach); however, I slightly changed the recipe by adding walnuts and dropping orange zest that he recommends. These brownies, which are healthier than the traditional flour-based version, have simply gorgeous texture and taste. They are very easy and quick to make and can be consumed as a great post-workout snack or dinner time dessert. 

INGREDIENTS

  • 500g sweet potatoes (2-3 depending on the size)
  • 100g dark chocolate (or you can use 50/50 dark and milk chocolate)
  • 30g oats
  • 2-3 tbsp whey protein (optional)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 Egg whites and 1 egg
  • 40g walnuts
  • Few drops of vanilla extract

METHOD

Preheat oven to 180C. While it’s getting warm, wash your sweet potatos and pierce with a fork so that air can escape. Put them in a microwave for 8-10 mins until they are soft.

While potatos are cooking, grind oats in a food processor or mixer until they are smaller in size or even flour like consistency. Also, chop walnuts into smaller pieces and melt chocolate in a bowl (I used water bath).

By now potatoes should be fully cooked. Instead of peeling them, I recommend cutting them in half and scooping pulp out. In a large bowl, mix mashed sweet potatoes, ground oats, melted chocolate, baking powder, eggs and whey protein. You can also add few drops of vanilla extract. Give everything a good mix and fill muffin cases with brownies batter.

Bake brownies for 20-25 mins (use toothpick to double check whether they are fully cooked. It should come out clean). Remove from the oven and leave to cool.

The brownies turned out so gooey and tender, not too sweet…just right! If you serve them as dessert, you can decorate them many ways. You can sprinkle them with desiccated coconut, decorate with fresh berries, drizzle caramel sauce or serve with a scoop of ice cream.

I have to say a warm brownie and Haagen-Dazs Salted Caramel ice cream was a winning combo. Not only it looked appetizing but it also tasted like a proper dessert from an expensive restaurant. It simply melted in my mouth…mmmm!

I hope you give these brownies a try and enjoy them as much as I did!

Happy cooking! xx

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