By Fiona McCartan
Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Brownies
- Makes 24 medium brownies
- 2 medium sweet potatoes
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup raw honey (or best quality you have)
- ½ cup vegetable or coconut oil
- 1 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
- 1 tbsp coconut flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- ½ tbsp bicarbonate of soda
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- For the peanut butter & chocolate drizzle (optional):
- 2 tbsp peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
- 4 squares dark chocolate
- 1 tbsp butter
Preheat the oven to 200C/400F. Prick holes in your sweet potatoes, place on a baking tray and put them in the oven to bake for 30-40minutes.
Once the potatoes are cooked right through (soft and squidgy in the middle), remove from the oven and place aside to cool for a while. Turn the temperature of the oven down to 180C/350F. Line a baking tray with baking paper and coat with a light oil (coconut, vegetable or olive)
When the sweet potatoes are cooler than lukewarm, pull the centre open and spoon out the inside of the potato into a large bowl. Mash the sweet potato well with a fork, trying to make as smooth as possible.
Add the eggs, oil, honey and vanilla to the mashed sweet potato and whisk well (or beat with a spoon) until the mixture is completely blended.
In a small bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients and slowly add the dry mixture to the wet mixture, gradually whisking as you add.
Add two big dollops of crunchy (delicious) peanut butter to the mixture and whisk for a final time.
Spread the sweet potato brownie batter to your pre-lined baking tray and bake for 20-30minutes (depending on how soft/chewy you like your brownies). You will know when they are ready when you prick the brownies with a toothpick/skewer and it comes out almost clean.
To make the peanut butter and chocolate drizzle, add the peanut butter, chocolate and butter to a pan on a low heat and allow to slowly melt, stirring occasionally. When the mixture is silky and runny, remove from the pan, take a spoon and begin to drizzle over the top of the brownies (in any pattern you like). Allow them to cool slightly, slice them into squares in the pan and remove with a cake slice and place onto a plate. Enjoy!
Fiona is the founder of glutenfreefi.com, an online gluten free blog. She was diagnosed as a Celiac in 2013 and decided to start blogging to help her through the difficult transitional period of adjusting to a gluten free lifestyle and to help others who are in a similar position. I