If you enjoy baking and making healthy food, than this recipe for gluten- and dairy-free brownies with sweet potatoes and without flour will easily become your favorite sweet treat.
Finding healthy recipes is not so difficult taking into consideration the vast amount of them which can be found online; however, this does not ensure that you will enjoy the taste of every recipe you try out. But, do not worry; you will not have such a problem with these brownies. They are yummy!
Suitable for paleo diets, this recipe is ideal for those who want to stay away from artificial sweeteners too.
Homemade Sweet Potato Brownies
You will need:
1 cup of sweet potatoes, mashed
½ cup of nut butter, almond or cashew
2 tbsp of organic maple syrup
A handful of carob chips, optional
Butter, for greasing
Preparation: First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and in the meantime, grease a medium-sized loaf pan with butter. Turn on the stove to low heat, and in a skillet pan, melt the nut butter and maple syrup. Once they are homogeneous, transfer them in a clean bowl together with the sweet potato and cocoa powder.
Mix well and add the carob chips and mix once more. Transfer the mixture into the pan and put it into the oven. Bake for 20 minutes and then take it out of the oven and leave it to cool down entirely before slicing and serving. Store it in the fridge. Enjoy!
Why Are Sweet Potatoes a Must in Your Diet?
- They are naturally sweet and balance the blood sugar levels
If you want to lower the intake of artificial sugar, do not worry about the sweetness of sweet potatoes because it is natural and it can in fact better the blood sugar levels in individuals suffering from type 2 diabetes, despite of their high GI.
- They can decrease inflammation
Anthocyanin, present in sweet potatoes, is abundant in anti-inflammatory health advantages and they can help lower inflammation in the brain and nerve tissues throughout the body.
- They are rich in vitamins and minerals
Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamins A and C that are pivotal for the whole immunity. But, they also contain vitamins B1, B2, B3, and B6. Moreover, they posses manganese, potassium, fiber, copper, and phosphorus and all of these nutrients work in unison to keep the blood flowing properly and to maintain the digestion optimal.
Interesting to note:
Maple syrup has 54 antioxidants which can avert illnesses triggered by free radicals, including cancer and diabetes.