My most recent request came from my mother, and she wants brownies! So naturally, I tackled the task immediately. Of course I will make brownies and post them on the blog for you, I don't mind at all 😉
But not just any brownies; ooey, gooey, fudgey, chewy, sweet potato brownies. And of course, I had to make them a couple of times to get them just right. So here is the finished product Mom! In perfect time for your homecoming from your yoga retreat in Greece, you lucky girl!
sweet potato brownies
- 1 medium (orange) sweet potato
- baked and mashed, should be about 1 cup
- 2 flax eggs (2 Tbsp flaxmeal mixed with 6 Tbsp water)
- 3/4 cup raw cacao powder
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 cup flour (unbleached all purpose or gluten free variety of your choice)
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup vegan dark chocolate chips (optional, but trust me, you are going to want these)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Whisk together those flax eggs and set aside. In a food processor add the baked sweet potato, raw cacao, maple syrup, vanilla, and coconut milk. Process until smooth, add the flax eggs and process. You don't necessarily need a food processor for this step, it can be done with an electric mixer or by hand, just make sure you mash that potato really well!
Transfer this fudgey mixture into a large bowl and sift in the flour and baking powder, fold together with a wooden spoon or spatula. Add the chocolate chips and fold to combine. Transfer to a 9X9 glass baking dish lined with parchment paper. You could just grease it if you don't have parchment but I am so over that kind of baking, parchment paper is the easiest and cleanest way to bake anything and I'm not turning back now! Sprinkle a few more chocolate chips on top...
Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-45 minutes. Allow to cool for at least 20 minutes before removing from the pan and slicing. It'll be worth it, trust me.
Store in the fridge and make sure to share!
Any other requests?? Let me know what you want to see on the blog! I am super busy with school right now so not a lot of time for brainstorming. But always time for cooking, so help me with some ideas! You can reach me here, by leaving a comment, or on instagram @iamalmostvegan!