Gluten Free Brownies

Processed Sugar Free, Flour Free Brownies

 

This week I have been bombarded with food recipes, so I thought it was time I shared!

 

This recipe came to me via Facebook, and I wanted to try it out over the weekend.  My first trip was to the health food store for the raw cacao as I had the rest of the ingredients in my cupboard.

 

The hype was that it was Processed Sugar Free, Flour Free and made from Sweet Potato.

 

I wanted to see if the recipes we are sharing are actually reproducible.

 

This is the recipe as it was posted – I’ve put in my additions in RED and included step by step photos.  Enjoy!

 

2 Medium sweet potatoes peeled and chopped about 700g of sweet potato, chopped into small pieces

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Sweet Potato chopped

1/4 cup of raw cacao powder
1 and a 1/4 cups ground almonds
1/4 cup raw honey
1/2 cup dates
Pinch of sea salt I used Himalayan Rock Salt

Preheat oven to 180c, line an 8 x 8 tin with baking paper I used a greased muffin tin

Boil sweet potatoes for 5 mins, then blend, I used a hand blender

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Blending the cooked sweet potatoes


add everything else

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Adding the remaining ingredients

and blend till smooth.

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All the ingredients blended together


I was very pleasantly surprised at this stage, as it now looks like any cake mix – wow!!


Place in tin and bake for 25 mins. This took about 50 minutes, not sure if it was where I had the tray in the oven, lower shelf, or if it was because I used a muffin tin, or if this is just how long it takes!!

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Cooked brownies cooling

Cool before attacking them. They were yummy – still have some left, and shared some too

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Brownies are now ready to eat

 

I cooked them until a skewer came out clean when testing them.  The brownies are moist in the centre and have a firm outer.  The taste is like that of a standard brownie, with a slight hint of something else (I suppose that’s the sweet potato).

 

I have approximated the calories (this recipe made 10 muffin sized cakes) as 200 calories per brownie. So, as a treat for me, I am having half of a brownie with a cuppa (I usually have chai or green tea) when I feel like something special.  I’m storing them in an airtight container in the fridge too.

 

Enjoy!!

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2 thoughts on “Gluten Free Brownies

  1. This recipe looks great! I actually tried something like this a while back, and this just brought back so many nostalgic memories, haha! I love cooking stuff like this. I always try to find new recipes on forums and I got great ones emailed to me from http://lovelyrecipesforyou.weebly.com and I genuinely enjoy them. Anyways, thanks for posting this dish, I really need to make this more often!

    • Hi Chris,
      Thank you for your lovely comments – it was such a simple dish to make and has become a lovely treat over the last week. Pleased you liked it. And share your recipes too! I like new recipes also and really appreciate when someone comments about how they made it work for them. Thank you again

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