I’m going through a little crush right now…like, I might be a teensy bit obsessed…alright, alright, it’s not a teensy bit, I’m absolutely disgustingly obsessed with sweet potatoes right now. I’m throwing it in my oatmeal, I’m eating it cold with almond butter, I’m eating it HOT with almond butter…then this weekend, I did something super stalker-ish: I searched online for OTHER ways to eat this delicious superfood!
But we’ll come back to that…do you know all of the benefits this tuber offers? First off, it is LOADED with Vitamin A (more than 200% of your daily requirement in just one serving!). It is also anti-oxidant packed with beta-carotene, phytonutrients and a great source of fiber. Additionally, sweet potatoes contain anti-inflammatory properties and could improve blood sugar regulation. Researchers are discovering that chronic inflammation can lead to illnesses like type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s and certain kinds of cancers. Most people do not even know that they may have internal inflammation. Stress, lack of exercise, genetic predisposition, and poor diet can lead to inflammation. Anti-inflammatory foods aid and guard against these illnesses.
Bottom line: Get some sweet potatoes in ya!
Now, let’s get to these BROWNIES! Yes, sweet potato brownies.
1 medium sweet potato, baked and mashed
3 eggs, whisked
¼ cup coconut oil, melted
3T raw honey (can also use regular honey)
1tsp vanilla extract
3T coconut flour
2T unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt
2T mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 and spray an 8x8 glass baking dish with nonstick spray.
- In a medium sized bowl, mash your sweet potato, then to that add: eggs, coconut oil, honey, vanilla, and cinnamon. Mix together.
- Now add: coconut flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix to incorporate all of the ingredients together.
- Pour batter into prepared baking dish.
- Sprinkle chocolate chips on top.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes then remove from oven to cool.
- Cut into squares.
Calories 149 / Carbs 16g / Fat 9g / Protein 4g / Fiber 3g / Sodium 79mg
Adapted from Paleomg*Nutrition information is an estimation only and the nutritional analysis I provide for each recipe is calculated via My Fitness Pal using the nutritional data found on their website. I am not a registered dietitian, so always consult a qualified healthcare provider for any answers to personal health care questions.