THE BEST secretly healthy brownies
delcious. fudgy. healthy. decpetively good.
This is my most made dessert recipe!! I've shared them several times in my story over in Instagram. They are seriously sooo good and I never feel bad eating them! haha My favorite is when someone tries them for the first time and is BLOWN AWAY by how yummy they are!! That's when you know it's a winner!! Especially when it's someone who "doesn't like healthy food" haha
I got this recipe from pinterest, so I can't claim it as my own, but I have made a few tweaks to it over the years that make it even healthier.
There's a little video of me making these over on Instagram if you wana see it. watch it here
I shared the exact ingredients used here
Sweet potato brownie recipe:
adapted slightly from Chocoalte Covered Katie's recipe
• 3/4 cup mashed sweet potato
• 1 cup peanut butter or almond butter
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• 1/4 cup + 2 TBS oat flour (you can use regular white/wheat, or almond flour)
• 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips (cacoa nibs work great too!)
• 1/3 cup coconut sugar ( if you use regular sugar they will be quite a bit sweeter)
• 1/4 cup +2 TBS cocoa powder
• 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
• 1/8 tsp salt
• 1/4 cup of milk (regular, almond or coconut have all worked for me)
Preheat oven to 325 & spray an 8x8 baking dish with non stick spray. Prick holes in 2 large sweet potatoes with a fork, wrap in wax paper & cook in mircowave. I always use the baked potato setting (usually about 6-7 min).
While potatoes are cooking, make oat flour by placing a cup of old fashioned oats in a blender or food processor until fine (if using store bought skip this step).
When potatoes are done take them out with pot holders and let them cool for several minutes. It helps to break them apart a bit with a spoon or fork so they cool faster.
Meanwhile, mix all the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Once sweet potatoes have cooled enough to handle, peel off the skin and mash with a fork in a separate bowl. Add in the peanut butter and vanilla extract. Mix until well incorporated (you can heat up the peanut butter/almond butter a bit in the microwave so it's easier to mix).
Add the dry ingredients to the sweet potato mixture. Add in the milk (or more if needed). Mix until fully incorporated. You want it to be a thick but wet consistancy (kinda like playdough). I find using a rubber spatula works best to mix and fold everything together.
Press dough in a greased 8x8 baking dish and bake at 325 for 20 minutes. They will look undone but will set up more as they! Best served warm in my opinion. :) I store the leftovers in the fridge.
If you make these I'd LOVE to hear what you think!!