Anyone else settling in for a Friday movie night? I have a day of chaos planned tomorrow and having a well behaved night in so putting on a film and not budging for the night. Fancying something sweet but still wanting to be healthy I thought I’d pop a few sweet potato brownie bites in the oven!
There are so many raw brownie recipes out there and they’re all fab. I’m so on board with natural healthy desserts (in moderation). The problem I have however with these recipes that as a single girl living alone if I make a full batch and am not having friends round there is a danger that I could end up eating every last one! I shudder to think how many calories are in a hundred medjool dates…
This recipe is one I adapted from various others I’ve seen and is the perfect batch size for 1.
Pum’s Sweet Potato Brownie Bites
- 1 medium sweet potato
- 1 tsp dessicated coconut
- 1 tsp ground almonds
- 1 tbsp. almond butter
- 2 medjool dates
- 1 tsp agave syrup
- 1 tsp raw cacao
- Cook the sweet potato (any method will do, I chopped up and microwaved in a covered contained with a little water).
- Chop the dates and add along with all ingredients, including cooked sweet potato, to a food processor or blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Roll into balls using your hands (keep hands a little wet to stop sticking) and space out on a baking tray (I would split into 6 but choose what size of bites you’d like).
- Cook in an oven on a medium heat for approx. 10 minutes (as the potato is already cooked the oven will transform these into firm on the outside, soft on the inside brownie-like bites, if you like them more gooey cook for less if you want more cakey cook a little longer).
I’ll have 3 of these bad boys as a snack tonight and look forward to the other 3 tomorrow!
This is a great recipe to have in your repertoire. Keeping the sweet potato and dates as a base you can really change up any of the ingredients. Try different sweeteners (honey or date syrup), nut butters (peanut or cashew) or adding nuts or dried fruit.