Deliciously Ella’s Sweet Potato Brownies Recipe

Sweet potato brownies with beautiful edible flowers

Healthy eating is in full swing here and I love nothing more than finding alternatives to stave off those afternoon cravings. I am still really enjoying my Deliciously Ella cookery book, and decided to make the sweet potato brownies at the weekend.

Mr T thought they were horrible, how rude! However the kids and I have really enjoyed them-you can absolutely detect the sweet potato which is unusual but I like it a lot. The texture is as close to a ‘real’ brownie you could get but without all the naughty sugar. The brownies are also vegan and gluten free. They looked really pretty decorated with pink edible flowers, which made them all the more inviting I think.

Delicioualy Ella’s Sweet potato Brownies

Ingredients

  • 2 medium to large sweet potatoes (600g)
  • 2/3 of a cup of ground almonds (80g)
  • 1/2 a cup of buckwheat or brown rice flour (100g) (I used buckwheat)
  • 14 medjool dates
  • 4 tablespoons of raw cacao
  • 3 tablespoons of pure maple syrup
  • a pinch of salt

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees
  • Peel potatoes and boil or steam until really soft
  • Once soft, add potatoes to food processor with the pitted dates until creamy
  • Place all remaining ingredients to a bowl, add sweet potato and date mix and stir well
  • Put the mix into a lined baking dish and bake for 20 mins until you can pierce the brownies with a fork and it comes out dry.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes (if you can!) The cooling process allows the brownies to get nice and sticky in texture so is important.
  • Remove brownies from tray and cut into squares.

These are fab snacks to have for mid morning tea or an afternoon pick me up. Perfect size for little toddler hands to hold too. Enjoy!

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Comments

  • HonestMum

    Written on 8th June 2015

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    Oh darling, these are just divine, dare I say it they look better than the ones in Ella’s book! LUSH! Thanks so much for linking up to #tastytuesdays too, so happy to have you, mwah x
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    • Amy

      Written on 8th June 2015

      Reply

      Now that IS a compliment! Thanks lovely Vicki and thank you for hosting xx

  • Rebecca U

    Written on 9th June 2015

    Reply

    I have made these before and love them – the whole family do. Like you say, you can tell that sweet potato is in it but it doesn’t seem to matter as they taste so good #tastytuesday
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    • Amy

      Written on 9th June 2015

      Reply

      Thanks darling-you may possibly be in the same camp as Mr T, they are an acquired taste shall we say ;-) xxxx

  • Amithab

    Written on 11th June 2015

    Reply

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  • Katie / Pouting In Heels

    Written on 11th June 2015

    Reply

    So glad you’ve made these, I’ve been eyeing these up in the book for ages. Will give them a whirl on your recommendation and let you know how I go.

    STUNNING photos too! X

  • Ed

    Written on 21st June 2015

    Reply

    Look nice. I might try it with my own swing by adding chocolate protein powder, cinnamon and maybe use coconut flour.

  • Emma Jones

    Written on 8th April 2016

    Reply

    My daughter would love these as she is a sweet potato nut! I however dislike them but think I’ll give it a go. #thelist Lifeinthemumslane
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    • Amy Treasure

      Written on 8th April 2016

      Reply

      My hubby thought they were disgusting haha but if your daughter likes sweet potato then she will love them! A bit like the marmite of the healthy baking world haha! x

  • Sophie Lovett

    Written on 8th April 2016

    Reply

    These look soooo good! I’d need to find a substitute for the almonds though – my nut allergy is a real pain when it comes to healthy baking!I might just have to investigate… ;) xx

    • Amy Treasure

      Written on 8th April 2016

      Reply

      Ah yes, my sister has the same problem so many of these types of recipes have nuts in. Try replacing any wet nuts like nut butter with coconut butter and and ground nuts for coconut flour, you don’t get quite the same consistency but tastes delicious! xx

  • Nige

    Written on 9th April 2016

    Reply

    I love these and love baking so will beginning these a go look yummy thanks for hosting #thelist

  • Sassy

    Written on 12th April 2016

    Reply

    I really need to try this! There is a part of me that will probably sob over the lack of sugary sweetness… But I like butternut squash, so it definitely sounds And interesting recipe to try! :) xxx thank you for hosting this fabulous linky, and allowing me to join this great community! I look forward to this weeks #TheList :) xxx

    • Amy Treasure

      Written on 12th April 2016

      Reply

      Sassy I think you’ll like these, they are actually quite sweet! I am not going to lie they are, erm, unusual and I will admit Mr T thought they were terrible but the rest of us loved them, they are proper brownie texture without all the naughties! Thanks so much again for joining us, Sassy, look forward to your post this week xxx

  • Sassy

    Written on 12th April 2016

    Reply

    I shall definitely give them a go, and let you know what I think! :) I can see my partner being exactly the same as your husband, he likes chocolate and cake, he doesn’t like things that taste different when they are not meant to… Thank you for having me, see you on Friday :) xxx
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