sugar-free sweet potato & walnut brownies

Recipe: Sugar-free sweet potato and walnut brownies

A little while back I reviewed Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar Chocolate Cookbook and tested out a sweet potato brownie recipe which had been on my hit list for a while. In my usual fashion, I ended up changing a few ingredients and trying some different variations which I thought I’d share.

The first recipe (non gluten-free) has more of a cake texture and the second (gluten-free) came out more of a fudge-brownie texture. I also added more cacao powder to the second batch to make them more chocolate-like. Both were nice, I still can’t decide which I prefer!

As you can see with these recipes, you can swap things around a little to make it work best for you. I sometimes think that’s half the fun but then I know others like to follow recipes to prescription. Granted if that’s you, you probably don’t make as many kitchen blunders as I do!

Sarah Wilson I quit sugar chocolate cookbook review

Note, when I say these recipes are sugar-free, I mean fructose-free (or very low fructose).

Happy baking!

Recipes adapted from Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar Chocolate Cookbook

Sugar-free sweet potato and walnut brownie (non gluten-free)

http://happysugarhabits.com/s3-trial/

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 75g softened butter
  • 5 tbls barley malt extract
  • 1/2 tsp natural vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup wholemeal self raising flour
  • 2 tbls raw cacao powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 eggs whisked
  • 3/4 cup roughly broken walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate or cacao nibs (optional)

 Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180C
  • Grease a tin, prick potato with a fork and cook in the microwave till soft all the way through (approx. 5-6mins depending on size)
  • Let the potato cool, peel off skin and mash in a bowl
  • Add the butter, barley malt extract, baking soda, cayenne pepper, salt and flour. Mix together.
  • Add the eggs and mix again.
  • Add the walnuts, cacao nibs/chocolate and mix again
  • Pour into greased tin and bake for 30-40mins until skewer comes clean

Sweet potato and walnut chocolate brownie fudge (gluten-free)

sugar-free sweet potato & walnut brownies

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 75g softened butter
  • 6tbls brown rice syrup (or rice malt syrup)
  • 1/2 tsp natural vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 6 tbls raw cacao powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 eggs whisked
  • 3/4 cup roughly broken walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate or cacao nibs (optional)

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180C
  • Grease a tin, prick potato with a fork and cook in the microwave till soft all the way through (approx. 5-6mins depending on size)
  • Let the potato cool, peel off skin and mash in a bowl
  • Add the butter, brown rice syrup, baking soda, cayenne pepper, salt and ground almonds. Mix together.
  • Add the eggs and mix again.
  • Add the walnuts, cacao nibs/chocolate and mix again
  • Pour into greased tin and bake for 30-40mins until skewer comes clean
1 reply

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

CommentLuv badge