Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m the sort of mom that makes brownies for her kids for Valentine’s day. Skip the candy hearts and refined-sugar-filled chocolates this year and try these ooey, gooey, rich, dark chocolate treats with a side of vegetables! 😉 Seriously, everyone in the family was a fan.
Box brownies are easy,
I started with a clipping from the newspaper for dairy-free sweet potato brownies, then adapted them to be sugar-free (except for what is in the sweet potatoes) and gluten-free. Let me know how you like them. What special treats are you making for Valentine’s Day?
Sweet Potato Brownies
- measuring cups
- parchment paper
- stirring utensil
- baking pan
- 1 cup 1:1 sugar replacement ( I used Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener)
- 2/3 cup gluten-free flour ( I used Namaste Perfect Gluten-Free Flour Blend)
- 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder ( I used Hershey's Special Dark for the almost black color)
- 3 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup nut butter ( I use peanutbutter)
- 2-1/2 cup mashed sweet potatoes *Mashed, cooked, sweet potatoes: bake 2 or 3 sweet potatoes ahead of time. you'll need about 20 oz so if you have a kitchen scale, you may weigh them. Place sweet potatoes in a pan, pierce the skin with a fork. bake at 400 degrees until soft, about 45 minutes. Allow to cool slightly and peel and mash with fork or potato masher.
- 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup ( or for sugar-free use Lakanto Maple Flavored Sugar-Free syrup)
- 3 tsp unsweetened baking chocolate bar ( like this ) finely chopped or (Lily's Sugar – free Dark Chocolate chips)
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Line a 9×13-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
- In a large bowl combine nut butter, mashed sweet potatoes, liquid sweetener, and vanilla.
- Stir in flour mixture just until combined.
- Stir in finely chopped chocolate.
- Spread batter in prepared pan and bake 25 to 30 minutes or until top is puffed and appears dry. ( mine baked close to 30 minutes)
- Cool in pan on a wire rack.
We started with breakfast… 🙂