I am usually crap at baking, mostly because it requires precise measurements and I am just too impatient. I like to chuck a bit of this in, throw a bit of that. I normally think to myself, yea that’s about right, rather than using scales. So I surprised myself by being able to bake these delicious brownies.
I found the recipe on Deliciously Ella’s blog and found it easy to follow. To make 10 brownies, all you need is:
– 2 medium to large sweet potatoes (600g)
– 2/3 of a cup of ground almonds (80g)
– 1/2 a cup of buckwheat or brown rice flour (100g)
– 14 medjool dates
– 4 tablespoons of raw cacao
– 3 tablespoons of pure maple syrup
– a pinch of salt
Although, being me I didn’t have all the correct ingredients. I swapped medjool dates for prunes and I forgot to buy maple syrup but did have some pure honey in the cupboard and used that instead.
They still tasted sweet and delicious, and you have the added goodness of the honey (I read somewhere that if you eat honey produced from pollen in your area it relieves hayfever symptoms).
The best part is these are dairy and gluten free, so my son can eat them. Also, they are rich in anti-oxidants so I don’t feel guilty eating them either. I can dish these out to all the family for a healthy treat.