Let's play the "Desert Island" game. You know, the one where you can only pick one thing to bring with you? Well, let's play kitchen style. What is the ONE ingredient you'd bring with you on a desert island? For me, it's a no-brainer. My answer: Sweet potatoes. Hear me out here before you go hating on my choice! They're SO versatile! Sweet potato pancakes, hash, toast, mashed taters, fries, twice baked and sweet potato brownies. That last one is my personal favorite!
You guys are in for a REAL treat today, because I've revamped my original recipe for sweet potato brownies. Sweet potato brownies 2.0, if you will. If you've made my original recipe you know how goooood they are, so you can only imagine was 2.0 is like. Amazing. These babies are thicker and fudgier than sweet potato brownies 1.0 And who doesn't love THAT?!?
These are Joe's absolute favorite brownies. He was out of town for work this week and I knew he could use a pick-me-up when he got back. Poor guy had flight delays and little sleep, but that's nothing a good brownie can't fix. Am I right?
Now there is nothing wrong with making regular ol' brownies at all. Heck, I love me some Costco sized Ghirardelli brownie mix as much as the next gal! But sometimes it's fun to play with flavors and pack in some extra nutrients. BOTH are fine options. What matters is the "why". Are you doing it because you want to and it's fun to experiment, or are you doing it because you think you "should" in order to be "good" per diet culture standards.
You good now? Good. Once you make these sweet potato brownies, you might not be able to go back to the regular kind. You're welcome!
- 2 Medium Sweet Potatoes
- 1/4 cup Applesauce
- 1 tsp Vailla
- 1/2 cup Milk
- 2 Eggs
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 1/3 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/8 tsp Salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray a 9x9 baking pan with non-stick spray, set aside.
- Peel sweet potatoes and roughly chop. Microwave them in a large bowl of water for ~8 minutes.
- In a food processor, process sweet potatoes, applesauce, vanilla, and milk.
- In a large bowl combine sweet potato mixture and eggs.
- In a medium sized bowl combine sugar, flour, cocoa, soda, powder and salt.
- Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, ~1/3 at a time until just combined.
- Pour into prepared baking pan and bake for ~35 minutes.
- Allow to cool fully and cut into 9 squares.
I like to store mine in the fridge, since they're super moist.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 128Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 230mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 2gSugar: 14gProtein: 4g