February 7, 2022

Healthy Brownies

These brownies are healthy... or, I should say... these brownies are what I am going to COUNT as healthy! I loved sweet potatoes as a kid to the point where I would turn orange, and I still love them today. These days baked with just a bit of butter and brown sugar is the perfect combo! So, when I stumbled upon a recipe that had chocolate AND sweet potatoes I knew I HAD to make them!

They turned out dense, and fudgy (is that even a word?) and delicious. This recipe makes a small 9x9 pans worth of brownies.

4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
2/3 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 squirt (about 2 tablespoons) of Hershey's syrup
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 cup sugar
1 sweet potato - baked and mashed
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees, peel your sweet potato and chop is up into small pieces. Toss the sweet potato with the olive oil and the brown sugar. Bake for about a half an hour, until mushy and you are able to mash them up with a fork. Lower the oven to 350 degrees.

Add all the ingredients to a bowl, and mix it up with a spatula - no mixer needed on this one. The brownie batter will be thick. Scoop it into a greased 9x9 pan. Bake for about 30 minutes.



Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray said... [Reply to comment]

These look so tasty! I'm in desperate need of some healthy food.

Becky Schmitz said... [Reply to comment]

If your little monkey could eat these brownies he'd say mmmmmmmm!

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