So a while ago a posted this recipe for a sugar-free sweet potato recipe. I’m not sure if you guys remember this post either, were I discussed how I bought some new sweet potato flour at Whole Foods. Wow, that was a while ago! Well, this past weekend I found that flour in the back of my cupboard and wanted to use it. So, I decided to make a batch of my sweet potato brownies but altered it subbing out the coconut flour for the sweet potato flour. Here is the revised version that came out wonderful. The brownies are very fudgey and dense, but still great.
1 sweet potato
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1/3 cup applesauce
3 heaping tablespoons of stevia
3 tbs. sweet potato flour
1/3 heaping cup of cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tbs. vanilla extract
1 tbs. cinnamon
1/2 tbs. nutmeg
pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 425. Poke holes in the sweet potato with a fork and bake until done (~35-45 minutes).
Once it is cooked and cooled slightly to handle, peel it and mash it up (not the peel!) using a mixer. OH! Be sure to turn your oven down to 350.
Add all your wet ingredients to the potato.
Mix dry ingredients in a bowl and add to the wet. Mix well.
Spray a baking dish with some olive oil or butter or whatever nonstick you like to use, pour in your batter, and bake for ~30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Be sure to let them sit until completely cooled (or even overnight) before cutting into them. This lets the flavor spread through the brownies and enhances the flavor and delicious taste for when you do eat them!
An option, which I didn’t use because I didn’t have any dark/bakers chocolate on hand, is to melt 4 oz. of dark chocolate or bakers chocolate (which is sugar free) and add it in with the wet ingredients. This will give you an even more rich chocolatey flavor.
So how was my weekend? Well if you guys aren’t following me on instagram (@viciousfitness) here is a little update. Saturday I worked then ran horsetooth with some friends (a big hilly run!). I spent the night eating gluten free pizza and gluten free chocolate chip cookies (mmm yum, was really in need of a classic college meal- kept it gluten free, though! But felt all that sugar the next day :/) with a friend. We did lots of catching up!
Sunday I cooked for the week and went on a bike ride with my best friend, her boyfriend, and her family for Easter. Her family included their sheltie dog, Lincoln, who rode along in a trailer behind my friend’s dad’s bike! It was great despite the fact that my back tire was low on air and by the time we got back was completely flat. WOW that made the bike ride hard! I’m taking my bike in for a tune up this week- thankfully!
Sunday evening I grilled with a friend, we made guacamole stuffed burgers (my idea and he LOVED it!). Then we proceeded to watch the first episode of Game of Thrones to see what all the hype was about… both of us aren’t fans. Oh well. I loved how nice the weather was this weekend so I could play outside! Can’t wait for that to be consistent.