Thursday, July 19, 2012

Sweet Potato Brownies and My Sharp, Pointy Stick

I tells ya, with a recipe like this, World Peace is within our grasp.*

Already promising...

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • splashes of coconut milk
  • pinch of salt
  • unsweetened shredded coconut

Everything mixed and ready to pour

  1. Peel, slice, and boil the sweet potato until tender enough to mash-- boiling takes FAR less time than trying to bake it, trust me
  2. Drain the water and mash up the sweet potato with a splash or two of coconut milk
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla, honey, and coconut oil, along with another splash of coconut milk to keep it frothy
  4. Add this mix to the potato
  5. Add dry ingredients-- coconut flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and chocolate chips, and mix very well
  6. Pour into an 8x8 glass baking dish and sprinkle generous amounts of unsweetened shredded coconut-- some people use powdered sugar, I reach for coconut
  7. Place in the oven and bake for 25-35 minutes
  8. Sharpen your pointy stick-- see attached photo
Back off, you animals! Make your own!
They're mine!
Yep, I finally did it; I went out and made myself a sharp, pointy stick to ward off any scavengers making sudden movements around my food. But in my defense, make these brownies for yourself and see if you're not immediately consumed by a desire to run out into the nearest forest, grab a stick of your own, and start growling while you whittle the point into a decent weapon. After, of course, you have determined that the brownies will be safe in your absence... or in your belly...

The sweet potato will keep everything soft and moist and falling apart in your fingers. The cocoa powder is balanced nicely with the hints of salt. And they'll keep in the fridge quite well, but that's assuming you'll leave any leftovers. 

And that, friends, is a grand assumption.

Every square of this is pure, unadulterated bliss.
*recipe courtesy of PaleOMG

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