Thursday, May 11, 2017

Toddler Approved Superfood Brownies

It was my husband's birthday last night and I wanted to make him a cake we could all partake in- toddler included.  Me being the crazy hippie that I am,  I have made it this far without her having any refined sugar, and I'm trying to keep my streak alive.  So we made these delicious (vegan, gluten free, nutritious) brownies, and my sweets loving brothers couldn't even tell they were healthy.  They're gooooood.

 My sous chef helped herself to a lot of dough samples.  

16 oz roasted sweet potatoes, cooled and smashed- I used three
1 cup cold-pressed coconut oil, solid state
1/2 cup organic maple syrup
1/2 Tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup raw cacao powder
6 fresh dates, pitted
3 cups almond meal

1. Preheat your oven to 320°F.
2. Combine sweet potato, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, cacao powder, and dates into a food processor- I used our Vitamix.  Because I use it for everything. 
3. Process for two to three minutes until smooth and creamy.
4. Pour into a bowl and mix in the almond meal.
5. Spoon into an 11 x 8 inch lined baking tray and smooth out the top.
6. Bake for about 45 minutes, then remove from the oven and cool.

 My big tip: this tool is amaaazing for working with coconut oil in it's solid state.  


1 comment:

  1. this sounds so amazing - I cant wait to give it a try!
    Thanks for sharing.



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