A twist on the classic, this is a healthier brownie that uses sweet potatoes, they add slow release energy and have a great texture without overpowering the taste. Not so naughty but really really nice!
2 eggs, beaten to a froth
1 medium sweet potato, peeled & grated
120ml melted coconut oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp Xylitol
40g raw cacao powder, sifted, plus extra for dusting
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 tbsp coconut flour
Greek yogurt & honey to serve
Line a small square tin 25cm x 25cm with parchment paper or a loaf tin.
Combine the eggs, grated sweet potato, melted coconut oil, honey and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl and stir together until they are well mixed. Add the Cacao powder, baking powder, baking soda & Xylitol and stir. Finally fold in the coconut flour until combined. Pour the mixture into the lined baking tin.
180°C for 25 to 30 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean and dry. Cool on a wire rack.
Cut into 6 even sized squares. Dust with a little cacao powder or melt some dark chocolate and drizzle over the top. Serve with a dollop of Greek yogurt. I like to mix the Greek yogurt with a little honey.
2 thoughts on “Coconut & sweet potato brownies”
Mmm nutritious brownies 😊
WHOA! This is unacceptable. It looks too delicious! Your photography is lovely and this recipe looks like something I really need in my life ASAP. I’ve had coconut flour on hand for a while now, since I normally like to use it in some of my paleo-inspired recipes, and this got me out of my coconut flour rut. I bet this tasted absolutely amazing. Thanks for the inspiration and I look forward to seeing more recipes in the future 🙂 How much brown sugar or maple can I sub for the xylitol?
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