Brownie Bliss – Okay so yesterday after returning from a one night trip to the beach – I wanted to use the ripe avocados and sweet potatoes I had in my kitchen to create something yummy…..
Now, I had previously made sweet potato – avo brownies before thanks to a recipe given to me via whatsapp from a friend of mine but I couldn’t locate that particular one so after a google search I found one on paleoglutenfree.com and I modified it because I didn’t have some of the ingredients and well …..because I like to use “kitchen time” sometimes to completely let go, create, and listen to my inner guide. I feel like sometimes letting go in the kitchen and believing in my own instincts sometimes leads to failure – and sometimes success! Just like in life and with each undertaking – I learn more about the actual art of baking and myself.
Now these brownies are not only fudgy tasting but packed full of good fats and fiber and cocoa has high amounts of magnesium, which I think I mentioned a lot of westerners are deficient in. So these give you both the taste of childhood coupled with amazing nutrients to fuel you and avocados to keep your skin nice and subtle.
Now for frosting, you can get creative. The recipe called for a chocolate one but I used some leftover frosting I had in the fridge from a cake I made for our neighbors daughters birthday recently. I bought it at Target. It’s a brand called Simple Mills Organic Vanilla Frosting and it is made with coconut oil. So I mixed that with a little all natural peanut butter and Elmhurst walnut milk and voila- a chocolate peanut butter yummy snack. Now you could also sprinkle with some cacao nibs or maybe some peanuts or shredded coconut. I feel like this is your chance to pretend you are at one of those fro-yo places with tons of toppings and see what your heart fancies.
So below is the recipe as I made them:
2 sweet potatoes – medium in size
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup macadamia nut oil
lil bit of baking soda, salt, and cinnamon
I blended all of this in my trusty vitamix until it made a brownie batter consistency where you couldn’t even tell anything yellow or green in color went into them. Then I spatula’d it into a loaf pan and baked at 350 degrees Farenheit for 30-35 minutes. I mixed the frosting while they were in the oven and then let them cool before I frosted.
So if you are craving something moist, chocolatey, and delicious – I hope this recipe finds you well!