Sweet Potato Brownies
So after a PB in Half Marathon yesterday i didn't head to the pub, I went home to bake! Last week I was reading a fitness book and came across a recipe for brownies made with sweet potato and claiming to be healthy. Worth a try! I’m a recipe tinker-er so have made a few change to the original.
Give these a try for a post workout pick me up!
Start off by roasting a large sweet potato in a hot oven (200C) for about 1 hour. Once the potato is cooked allow it to cool a bit then scoop the flesh out into a mixing bowl.
Then melt 100g of dark chocolate in a bowl over a pan of gently simmering water. I added 1tsp coffee granules to the chocolate, as this gives the end result a nice dark bitter edge. But leave this out if bitter isn’t your thing.
Whilst the chocolate is melting add 100g sugar to the sweet potato and beat together. I found it easier to do this with a hand mixer, but a wooden spoon and elbow grease is fine! Once the chocolate has melted add to the sweet potato mix along with 100ml rapeseed oil, 2 large eggs and 1 tsp vanilla extract and give everything a good blast with the mixer. Fold in 100g plain flour and 1/2 tsp baking powder with 100g chopped brazil nuts and pour into a square cake tin lined with baking parchment.
Bake the brownies at 180C for 20 – 25 minutes (depending on whether you like soft or cake-like brownies). Once the brownies are cooked allow to cool in the tin, before turning out and cutting into 16 pieces.
These brownies have so many great things in them, sweet potato for Vitamin A, eggs for protein and a range of vitamins and minerals, rapeseed oil for Vitamin E, brazil nuts for selenium and dark chocolate for a range of flavonoids and that feel good boost!
I’m going to find this batch hard to resist!