Let’s play the “Desert Island” game. You know, the one where you can only pick one thing to bring with you? Well, let’s play kitchen style. What is the ONE ingredient you’d bring with you on a desert island? For me, it’s a no-brainer. My answer: Sweet potatoes. Hear me out here before you go hating on my choice! They’re SO versatile! Sweet potato pancakes, hash, toast, mashed taters, fries, twice baked and sweet potato brownies. That last one is my personal favorite!
You guys are in for a REAL treat today, because I’ve revamped my original recipe for sweet potato brownies. Sweet potato brownies 2.0, if you will. If you’ve made my original recipe you know how goooood they are, so you can only imagine was 2.0 is like. Amazing. These babies are thicker and fudgier than sweet potato brownies 1.0 And who doesn’t love THAT?!?
These are Joe’s absolute favorite brownies. He was out of town for work this week and I knew he could use a pick-me-up when he got back. Poor guy had flight delays and little sleep, but that’s nothing a good brownie can’t fix. Am I right?
These brownies are loaded with vitamin A and fiber, which you don’t usually find in a dessert. They’re also low fat and have about HALF the calories of a typical brownie. Honestly, probably less because these brownies are BIG. 120 calories for a big, ooey, gooey brownie. Let me just give you a second to pick your jaw up off the floor.
You good now? Good. Once you make these sweet potato brownies, you might not be able to go back to the regular kind. You’re welcome!
- 2 Medium Sweet Potatoes
- ¼ cup Unsweetened Applesauce
- 1 tsp Vailla
- ½ cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 2 Eggs
- ½ cup Sugar
- ½ cup Whole Wheat Flour
- ⅓ cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 1 tsp Saking Soda
- ½ tsp Baking Powder
- ⅛ tsp Salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray a 9x9 baking pan with non-stick spray, set aside.
- Peel sweet potatoes and roughly chop. Microwave them in a large bowl of water for ~8 minutes.
- In a food processor, process sweet potatoes, applesauce, vanilla, and milk.
- In a large bowl combine sweet potato mixture and eggs.
- In a medium sized bowl combine sugar, flour, cocoa, soda, powder and salt.
- Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, ~1/3 at a time until just combined.
- Pour into prepared baking pan and bake for ~35 minutes.
- Allow to cool fully and cut into 9 squares.