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Sweet Potato & Sour Cherry Brownies


A healthy guilt free treat! These healthy brownies are gooey, rich & sweet with a sour contrast coming from the cherries. The sweetness comes from honey & dates. Cacao powder provides the chocolatey richness & slight bitterness (I use organic cacao). These feel decadent & it is hard to believe they are actually good for you! My work buddies loved these!

By adding ground flaxseed & protein powder, you can make these even healthier.

Makes about 16 brownies

Preparation: approx. 40 mins


650g sweet potato (approx 2 medium-sized)

280g dates

70g dried cherries

80g ground almonds

80g wholemeal flour

20g ground flaxseed

20g protein powder (I use vegan soya-derived)

4 tbsp cacao powder

3 tbsp honey



Line & grease a rectangular baking tray: 28cm X 18cm

Preheat the oven to 160ºC

Peel the sweet potatoes & cut into chunks. Place in a steamer & steam for about 18 mins until soft & mushy.

Place sweet potato in a blender with the dates & cherries & blend to form a smooth cream.

In a bowl, add the remaining ingredients.

Add the sweet potato date-cherry mix. Mix well.

Pour into the lined baking tray & bake for 25-30 mins until a skewer comes out clean.

Remove to a wire rack to  completely cool before slicing up into squares



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