OMG, if I had all the ingredients for these brownies right now, there’s no doubt I’d be in the kitchen whipping up a batch. They look and sound so ooey-gooey and, judging from what goes into them, pack a lot of nutrition into the form of a sweet treat. Will definitely be making these….. also probably tweaking the recipe after the first go round to see what I would add or delete. Seems like some soaked/sprouted walnuts or pecans would be a nice addition. 🙂
SWEET POTATO BROWNIES RECIPE
- 1 avocado
- 1 cup cooked sweet potato puree
- ½ cup applesauce
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 2 tbsp arrowroot powder
- ½ C cacao powder
- ½ tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ¼ cup honey
- ½ cup sprouted almond butter
- ¼ cup cacao powder
- ½ cup coconut milk
- sea salt
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
- Grease 8×8 pan with coconut oil and line it with parchment paper
- In a bowl, combine avocado, sweet potato, applesauce, honey and vanilla. Once creamy, add in cacao powder
- Add in eggs one at a time
- In a separate bowl, combine coconut flour, arrowroot flour, salt and baking soda.
- Combine both mixtures until smooth.
- Transfer to greased pan and bake for 25-35 minutes
- While baking, combine the last 5 ingredients listed in a separate bowl and mix until creamy and smooth
- Once the brownies are done baking and have cooled, frost with this mixture.
Wondering what to have for an entree before you dive into the brownies? Try these….
ZUCCHINI CHICKPEA FRITTERS [VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE]
COOK TIME: 10 minutes
- 1 large/2 medium zucchini – grated
- 1 can chickpeas (rinsed, sautéed for 5 mins in a pan and then mashed with potato masher.)
- 2 Tbsp *chickpea flour
- 2 Tbsp *brown rice flour (more if it feels watery)
- 1 heaped tbsp nutritional yeast
- Salt – to taste
- Chili powder/paprika – to taste
- 1 clove garlic – grated
- 1/4 red onion – very finely chopped
- Coconut oil – for pan frying
*Am wondering if it would work to substitute coconut flour since that’s what I happen to have. Seems like it would be fine taste-wise….just may need to add a little water to the mix since coconut flour absorbs liquids more than other flours. Or it might actually save you the step of having to press the water from the zucchini because the coconut flour would soak it up for you. Hmmm.
- Add salt to grated zucchini-toss them well. Let it stay for 10 mins-squeeze the water out and add them to a salad bowl
- Add mashed chickpeas, chickpea flour, brown rice flour, nutritional yeast, paprika, garlic, onion and mix them all.
- Form patties and pan roast in coconut oil – Yummy fritters ready to eat 🙂
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And on a non-food-related topic……
Anyone familiar with this blog knows I’ve done a number of posts about Alzheimer’s, not only because it has touched my life directly several times already, but also because it’s such a major health issue for the whole country. Just consider these statistics:
Alzheimer’s is now America’s sixth leading cause of death, 36 million people have disease worldwide, and only 1-in-4 have been diagnosed. 1-in-9 Americans over 65 have it, and 1-in-3 Americans over 85. 2-in-3 Alzheimer’s patients are women, and the disease is twice as likely in blacks and Hispanics. The human cost is incalculable; the financial cost is pretty staggering too, at over $220 billion annually in the United States alone.
Anyway, yesterday I happened to come across two different articles that talked about breakthroughs in dealing with Alzheimer’s, and in case anyone else is interested, I thought I would provide links to them in this post:
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