If you know me, you will know I am always hungry. I could win medals for my snacking prowess. I am forever searching for snacks that tick all the boxes; they have to be high in energy, satiating and pack a more nutritious punch. So I fianlly decided it was high time I tried sweet potato brownies for myself. The internet seems to have gone sweet potato brownie crazy so I had to see what all of the hype was about. I searched and searched but I simply couldn’t decide on which recipe I liked the sound of the most, so I did what I do best. I freestyled. I took my favourite components from a few recipes and winged my way to sweet potato brownie success. These babies turned out to be subtly sweet, satisfied my chocolate cravings and were super portable to take on the run.
Here’s the ingredients I used (brownie points for me for measuring quantities!};
- 600g baked sweet potatoes, skins removed and mashed
- 1 cup oats blended into oat flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Few drops vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 12 large medjool dates, pitted
To make these delicious treats;
- Bake, peel and mash your sweet potatoes
- Blend the oats to make oat flour
- Blend together the wet ingredients (sweet potatoes, PB, medjool dates, vanilla)
- Mix in the rest of the ingredients
- Spread into a tin
- Bakeat 180 degrees for about 25 minutes
This recipe turned out to be a hit with my housemates and friends. Next time I will bake these in a much smaller, deeper dish to get big fat brownies as these were a little on the thin side.
Have you tried making sweet potato brownies? How did they turn out?
What are your favourite healthy snacks?