It's Too Yummy Tuesday!
On select Tuesdays I share delicious recipes either inspired by my books or that are just plain delicious!
Let me tell you, I've been half off the rails lately when it comes to my diet. In general, I try to avoid processed foods and sugar. Except when I don't. Still, there are times when a recipe comes along that is delicious enough for me to feel like I'm being naughty when I'm really not. Today's recipe definitely fits the bill. I found and tweaked the one HERE on My Paleo Life...click on the link to go to the original, or follow below:
SWEET POTATO BROWNIES
4 oz dark chocolate, melted
2 sweet potatoes, medium sized and cooked/peeled/squeezed to remove excess liquid. (Don't get the usual orange kind! use white or purple for best results)
1/4 cup organic maple syrup
1/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted
1 Tbsp maple extract
1 Tbsp almond flour
1 Tbsp coconut oil (olive oil will work, but I prefer the flavor of the coconut)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 handful of chopped walnuts or pecans, optional
Mash the sweet potato in a medium bowl until nice and smooth (a food processor/magic bullet helps with this). Let stand 3 minutes and pour off any liquid in the bottom of the bowl. Stir in chocolate. Add remaining and stir well. The batter should be free of lumps. Pour into a greased baking dish (I use an 8x8).
Bake at 325 degrees for 30 – 40 minutes until a wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Let cool and cut into squares.