Chocolate Brownies That Blew Me Away
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These brownies contain no nuts, except for coconut flour which is not really a nut, so they are perfect for kids school parties and anyone else avoiding nut flours. Karen uses a white coloured sweet potato. They are usually slightly sweeter than the orange sweet potatoes but at the same time milder in flavour. You can use either, just adjust the amount of honey you add to the dough mix. Changes from the original recipe: used coconut oil instead of olive oil, used less raw cacao powder, a little bit more coconut flour and a little less baking powder and baking soda.
Serves: 12
  • 1 medium sweet potato - 2-3 cups when grated
  • 2 whole eggs
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup raw cacao powder, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2½ tablespoon coconut flour
  1. Preheat oven to 185 °C (365 °F), make sure the oven is hot before you put in the brownies in.
  2. Combine grated sweet potato, eggs, vanilla, honey and coconut oil on a large mixing bowl and stir together until well incorporated. Then add cacao powder, baking powder and baking soda and stir. Finally , add coconut flour. Avoid adding too much coconut flour as it will absorb too much moisture which will result in drier brownies.
  3. Once combined, pour the mixture into a baking tray lined with greased baking paper. I used a 9"/23cm square tin.
  4. Cook for 25-30 minutes. Remove the tin and cool for 5-10 minutes before carefully removing the brownie cake form the tin. Cut them into squares and dust with a little cacao powder or melt some dark chocolate in a bowl over boiling water or in a microwave and drizzle it over the top. Serve with raspberries or strawberries and maybe some fresh cream or coconut yoghurt to be extra decadent.
Recipe by Eat Drink Paleo at