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Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Happy October everyone! Fall is officially here, and boy do I have a treat for you today.

What’s better than eating chocolate fudge brownies for dessert? I’ll tell you; eating chocolate fudge brownies that are HEALTHY! Yep, you heard me. I created these delicious chocolate brownies that are secretly good for you with a secret-not-so-secret ingredient. (but you’d never know)

CHOCOLATE fudge brownies cover

Brownies have always been my favourite dessert. A year ago I didn’t know hot to bake. I could barely make a box of cookies from the box without burning them or messing up the recipe. But now, with much practice, I’m pretty decent at baking – and these babies were invented. Moral of the story, brownies are delicious and a traditional favourite of mine, so it gives me great joy to present these to you, especially because they are HEALTHY!! So I’ll stop rambling now and get on to the recipe…

Chocolate Fudge Brownies
Yields 16
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 medium sized sweet potato
  2. 1 ½ cups of dates
  3. 2 tbsp. peanut butter
  4. 3/4 cup of almond milk
  5. 1/2 cups oat flour
  6. 1/4 cups flax seed meal
  7. 1/2 cup carob powder
  8. 1/2 cups coconut sugar
  9. 2 tbsp. vanilla extract
  10. 3 tbsp. pure maple syrup
  11. 1/2 cups vegan chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Begin with your potato. Peel one larger sweet potato, cut it up into small cubes, place it in a bowl with a little bit of water, and microwave it for five minutes.
  3. Once they are finished, remove them from the microwave, let them cool a little bit, then mash them.
  4. In a food processor, add 1 ½ cups of pitted dates. Add in your mashed sweet potato along with ½ cup of almond milk, and blend for 2 minutes.
  5. Measure out 2 tbsp. of natural peanut butter and blend again for 30 seconds.
  6. Add in ½ cup of oat flour and ¼ cup of flax seed meal and blend for 1 minute. Also add 1/2 cup of carob powder, 1 tbsp. of baking powder, 1/2 cups of coconut sugar.
  7. Add 2 tbsp. vanilla extract, 3 tbsp. maple syrup, ½ cups of almond milk and blend for a few minutes.
  8. Once your ingredients are mixed together really well, add in ½ cups of vegan chocolate chips and stir in with a spoon.
  9. Grease a baking pan with a little bit of coconut oil (or just line it with parchment paper) and pour in your mix.
  10. Smooth it around evenly and place it in the oven for 40 minutes. Once they are done, remove them from the oven and let them sit for 10 minutes. Then place them in the fridge for 10-15 minutes or so, and after that they should be good to cut and eat.
Notes
  1. Keep out for 3 days (if they last that long), then keep refrigerated for best results
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I know it may seem weird putting a vegetable in a dessert, but trust me, it adds texture and sweetness and just makes them amazing. The sweet potato gives the brownies vitamin C, D, and iron. The dates give them a high mineral content, and add tons of energy. All the ingredients are low cholesterol, especially using the oat flour. The cacao powder is an amazing antioxidant and stabilizes blood sugar. The little bit of peanut butter adds some extra protein and the flaxseed meal, which is amazingly for you, adds omega-3 essential fatty acids. So if you didn’t believe me that these brownies were healthy, now you know.

 

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Thalia @ butter and brioche
    October 5, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    I am so craving a brownie right now.. yours look SO delicious. Pinned!

  • Reply
    zeynep
    August 20, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Hello Katrina!
    I found your Instagram and website a few days ago and I must say that I am in love with them. Your articles are really informing. I just decided to be vegan and your recipes seem great. I can’t wait to try them!
    I live in Turkey and it is hard to find sweet potatoes here. (Imagine my pain..) Is there anything else I can use as a substitute to them?
    Thank you for being inspirational 🙂

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    Leighann
    May 10, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Hello! I am on your article for chocolate fudge brownies, 2014, and the recipe does not seem to be showing up

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