Healthy Brownies (100% WFPB)
These brownies are so fudgy and delicious, I am not sure if people will believe you that only unprocessed, whole foods are inside! They will definitely be blown away when you let them in on the secret ingredient: sweet potato.
Why add sweet potato to a brownie?
Besides being a nutritious vegetable, sweet potatoes act as an egg substitute in this recipe, helping to bind the brownies while making them moist, sweet and rich in texture.
What do they taste like?
These are the best whole foods plant-based brownies I have come up with so far. I recommend to let them cool down completely or even storing them in the fridge (I know, the temptations are real, but be patient) for a few hours/overnight before serving as it helps them to firm up. These brownies are very fudgy, so it is normal for them to stick to your knife a bit as you cut them. If you prefer a less-fudgy brownie, I recommend adding a bit more flour to the mix to cut down on the sticky factor.
Leopold Maria Mehrlein
These brownies are rich, fudgy and delicious. They are made from 100% wholesome ingredients so you can satisfy your sweet tooth guilt-free!
200g sweet potato
50g oat flour (or any other whole-grain flour)
1 tsp baking powder
40g cocoa powder
pinch of salt (optional)
140g nut or seed butter
chocolate chips (optional)
Soak the dates in boiling water.
Slice the sweet potato and microwave it for 4-8 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F.
In the meantime combine oat flour, baking powder, cocoa powder and salt in a mixing bowl.
Blend the dates and sweet potato in a food processor or high speed blender. Add a splash of water if necessary to make the blending easier.
Add the date and sweet potato mixture as well as the nut/seed butter to the dry ingredients and combine.
Fold in as many chocolate chips as you desire. I used about 40 grams.
Line a square pan with parchment paper and add the brownie mixture. Use a spatula or your hands to smooth the top.
Bake in the pre-heated oven for 35-40 minutes.
Let the brownies cool completely before removing them from the pan to cut and serve.