Sweet Potato & Coconut Brownies

Sweet Potato & Coconut Brownies with a Chocolate Date Caramel Frosting.
Sounds good right?

The latest of my vegetable based bakes is probably my favourite. Don’t get me wrong, my chickpea blondies and my butternut squash pancakes were nice, but there’s something special about eating a chocolatey cake without it being too bad for you!

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The chocolate date caramel frosting takes this bake to a whole new level. The sweet ‘caramelly’ taste of the dates and the contrasting texture really makes these brownies feel like (without being) a naughty treat!

I went for the Coconut and Almond Butter from Meridian Foods for this recipe. If you’re not a coconut fan, you could easily use normal almond butter instead.

I’ve also used 50g of flour in these (I went for spelt flour). This is purely because I’m not a massive fan of an overly oaty bake! You can easily substitute this for more oat flour, ground almonds or and flour of your choice!

Sweet Potato & Coconut Brownies

Ingredients

For the Brownies:
300g Sweet Potatoes (Cooked)
100g Oats
50g Flour
30g Chocolate Chips
30ml Almond Milk
1 Egg
4 Tbsp Maple Syrup
3 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
1 Tbsp Coconut & Almond Butter

For the Date Caramel

– 100g Dates
– 1 Tbsp Coconut & Almond Butter
– 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
– 2 Tsp Almond Milk

Method

Brownie:

– Tip the oats into the food processor and blitz until a flour is formed.

– Next add the flour, cocoa and sweet potato and blitz again.

– Add the maple syrup, nut butter, almond milk and the egg and blend until smooth.

– Stir in the chocolate chips and pour the mixture into a suitable size parchment lined baking tray

– Bake for around 40 minutes at 180C

– Remove and allow to cool on a wire cooling rack

Date Caramel:

– Soak the dates in hot water for 10 minutes.

– Drain and add to the food processor with the other ingredients and blitz until smooth. (You may need to keep scraping the mixture off the sides and back into the middle)

– Spread evenly on top of the brownies and pop in the fridge for an hour before cutting into squares.IMG_20180409_214718_107.jpg

22 Comments Add yours

  1. Mums! says:

    Sounds delicious πŸ˜‹ I very much like the idea of alternative baking!

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    1. Thanks! Me too! I love experimenting! Part of the fun is not knowing how it will turn out πŸ˜‚ x

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      1. Mums! says:

        You are so right πŸ˜„

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  2. Hmmm…these look delicious! Out of curiosity, did you cook the sweet potatoes before you put them in the food processor? I’m just wondering.

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    1. Yes I did! Should have mentioned that! Will add it in now 😊 x

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      1. Thanks! They look great!

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      2. Thank you! Let me know if you make them 😊 x

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  3. Reblogged this on Lisa's " I have too much time on my hands" Site and commented:
    Hi guys and gals! I thought that I would reblog this post because they look delicious AND you do not have to feel guilty for eating a brownie. When is that a real possibility? If you look at the ingredients, you’re eating a chocolate brownie full of fibre – good for your gut – vitamin A – hello eye sight and immunity – and a plethora of other great stuff that would take me hours to type. Hey, you try typing with your eyes! Lol
    I have a nephew with nut allergies but I really want him to give these brownies a try. That being said, I imagine you could easily sub Wowbutter or an alternative seed or brown pea butter – there are a few that my nephew loves – for the coconut almond butter and for the almond milk any alternative milk would work.
    I have some exciting news. I’m typing this on the new computer! It’s not mine yet. There are a few bugs to work out but at least I have a hope of maybe getting it before I die! For a while there I wasn’t so sure… Lol
    Happy baking!

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  4. These look delicious! I can’t wait to give them a try! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank You! If you do send me a photo and I’ll get it put on my blog! πŸ˜„ x

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      1. Amazing. Look forward to reading more of your posts 😊

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      2. Thank you! Same here πŸ™‚

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  5. Oooh these look yummy!

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    1. Thanks! I really enjoyed them πŸ˜„

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  6. InspiresN says:

    They look absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing!

    I also saw a request from you to access my old site , could you please follow me at my new site inspiresn.com , the old one inspiresn.wordpress.com has moved and a few people had issues seeing my posts.Thank you!

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    1. Ahh! I did try and view it! Thanks 😊

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      1. InspiresN says:

        Thank you so much for your feedback!

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  7. yufimukut says:

    I like brownies, this potato and coconut is very good idea. I should try to make it.

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    1. Thanks! If you do let me know how you get on! x

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  8. LiftinLuxe says:

    YUM these look amazing! I’ll have to try them!

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