Sweet Potato Brownies

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Sweet potato might seem like an odd thing to have in a brownie but trust us, it works amazingly well for that essential fudgy centre. It’s one of our most popular recipes online and is perfect if you have a sweet tooth but are looking for a more healthy plant-based brownie recipe, as you get an extra punch of protein, a vegetable serving and iron from the cocoa, all at the same time!

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For the brownies

<item-todo-done>130g oats<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>10 pitted Medjool dates<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>145g ground almonds<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>120ml maple syrup<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>5 tbsp coconut oil<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>90ml plant-based milk<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>4 medium sweet potatoes<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> Drizzle of olive oil<item-todo-done>

For the chocolate frosting

<item-todo-done>5 tbsp coconut oil<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>80ml maple syrup<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>75g nut butter<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 large squares of dark chocolate<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>50g cocoa powder<item-todo-done>

Before you start

Preheat the oven to 180℃, fan setting** **| Medium deep baking tray lined with baking paper | Food processor | Saucepan

**Roast the sweet potato and prepare the remaining brownie fillings **

  • Peel and cube the sweet potatoes
  • Add to a parchment lined baking tray for 25 minutes with a generous drizzle of olive oil until soft but not too charred
  • Roughly chop the medjool dates
  • Melt the coconut oil in the microwave or in a pan over gentle heat


**Make the brownie mix **

  • Once the sweet potatoes are cooked, add these and all the brownie ingredients to a food processor and blitz to a stodgy but relatively easily spoonable paste (work in batches if needed)
  • If the mix seems too thick, add 2 tbsp water and whizz again to help loosen it up

Bake the brownies, and cool

  • Pour the mixture into the lined baking tray and bake for 25 minutes until a fork comes out clean and a crust has formed on the top, but the mix still feels squidgy, then remove and cool to room temperature

Make the frosting

  • Put all the icing ingredients in a pan over a low heat
  • Melt and stir them all together until you have a smooth paste

Glaze the brownies and serve

  • Pour the icing on top of the brownie, and smooth it out evenly with the back of a spoon
  • Chill the tray in the fridge until the icing has set
  • Slice and enjoy!
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