sweet potato brownies (paleo)

sweet potato browniesThese are nothing short of amazing.

Seriously, the amount of self-restraint I need for these is ridiculous.

I know you probably have a hard time believing that since the pictures aren’t the most enticing, but if you’ve tried any of PaleOMG’s recipes before, you know her recipes aren’t something to joke around about. Trust me and make these brownies.

Sweet Potato Brownies
Slightly adapted from PaleOMG

1 large sweet potato, steamed and mashed {about a heaping cup}
3 large eggs, whisked
¼ cup coconut oil, melted
⅓ cup raw honey or maple syrup –> I’ve found that 1/4 cup is sweet enough for me!
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons coconut flour
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder*
¼ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt
½ cup dark chocolate chips*

Cook the sweet potato either in the oven or microwave. Be sure to puncture the potato with a fork all over. I microwaved for 8-10 minutes, flipping it over halfway. Once your sweet potato is soft and cooked through, peel off the skin and mash it up in a medium bowl.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a 8×8 glass baking dish with foil or parchment paper, and spray (I used coconut oil spray).

Add wet ingredients (eggs, coconut oil, honey, and vanilla) to the sweet potato and mix together.

Add dry ingredients: coconut flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and chocolate chips. Mix well.

Pour into baking dish. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Let cool in pan. I think they taste best/fudgiest after chilling in the fridge.

*I didn’t add the chocolate chips, and I thought it was great without them. I would increase the cocoa powder to 4 tablespoons though, but maybe I feel that way because I didn’t add the chocolate chips. The original recipe called for 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder.

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