Caramel Sauce Makes These Chocolate Sweet Potato Brownies Even Better

Written by Vanessa Vickery

Over on my blog, I've been sharing a lot of raw desserts with my readers, which I absolutely love doing. However, I felt that it was time to make a few cooked desserts. So today I bring you Chocolate Brownies with Caramel Sauce.

These brownies are a little different from the traditional ones that you may have seen as they are made using sweet potato, which makes then unbelievably moist and allows you to avoid a lot of ingredients that are less healthy.

The caramel sauce is optional, but highly recommended. The flavor combination of the chocolate and caramel is seriously a match made in heaven! These brownies are suitable for Paleo and they are also dairy free, gluten-free and tree nut free.

Chocolate Sweet Potato Brownies With Caramel Sauce

Makes 16 - 20 brownies

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Ingredients

For the chocolate brownies

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 4 organic eggs
  • 2/3 cup organic maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • 4 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • Pinch sea salt

For the caramel sauce

  • 1/2 cup organic maple syrup
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
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Method

For the chocolate brownies

  1. Poke a few holes in the sweet potato and bake for 60 minutes at 200 degrees celcius or until soft enough for mashing. Remove and let it cool for at least 10 minutes. Turn down the oven to 180 degrees celcius.
  2. Peel, then mash the potato in a large mixing bowl (I highly recommend using a potato ricer if you have one).
  3. Add the eggs, coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract to the bowl. Mix well.
  4. Next, add the coconut flour, cacao powder, baking powder and salt. Mix all ingredients thoroughly.
  5. Pour into a lined square baking pan and bake for 30-40 minutes. To see if it is done, insert a toothpick or wooden skewer into the middle and see if it comes out clean. If not, then cook for five more minutes and test again.
  6. Remove and let it cool for 10 minutes in the baking pan, before placing on a metal rack to continue cooling.

For the caramel sauce

  1. Heat small saucepan on medium heat and add the maple syrup. Bring to the boil and let it cook for 1 minute until slightly darkened.
  2. Add the coconut milk, vanilla and salt, stir to combine
  3. Cook for 5-10 minutes until the caramel sauce thickens and gets darker.
  4. Let it cool for 5 minutes before serving with the chocolate brownies.

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