Goodness me, this is an emergency! Please stop what you are doing and make these brownies NOW!
I was not going to blog today, dinner is going to be a fairly simple but still paleo friendly roast pork with veggies, nothing overly exciting. Though I may still put it up as the veggies alone deserve a post.
But the kids really wanted to help make something, and something with chocolate was the request. We had a quick trawl through the interewebs and stumbled upon this gem from Eat Drink Paleo, it looked so delicious!
It uses sweet potato as the starch with a small portion of coconut flour….. Well do you think I could find coconut flour at the supermarket? NO. So we substituted almond meal.
Wait, sweet potato? Yep, the starches in the sweet potato are an excellent and healthy alternative to wheat. You might have heard of the Magic Bean Cake which uses kidney beans instead of flour? Its exactly the same principal.
Anyway… We made our Paleo Friendly Chocolate Brownies with a few slight modifications in the Thermomix/Bellini and cooked it on the Weber Q as there was no way I was going to turn the oven on today, it is to damn hot! The brownies came out so delicious and moist, trust me you cannot taste the sweet potato!
If you don’t have a thermo cooker or BBQ just follow Irena’s steps in the link above.
- 1 medium raw sweet potato, peeled and chopped into medium sized pieces.
- 2 whole eggs
- 2 tbsp almond meal/flour
- 1 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup dark choc chips
- ½ cup of honey
- ½ cup of virgin olive oil
- 1½ tsp of baking soda
- Fire up your Oven or BBQ to 190°C / 375°F.
- Grease and line a 20 cm / 8 inch cake tin.
- Peel and roughly chop up your sweet potato.
- Put the sweet potato in the thermo jug pulse 2 times for a second each, this should be enough to shred the sweet potato.
- Add all the other ingredients except for the choc chips and mix well for 40 Sec, SP 3
- Once all mixed through add the choc chips and mix for 10 Sec, SP 3
- Pour into prepared tin.
- Sprinkle over some extra choc chips and place in oven / BBQ for 30-35 min or until the centre is cooked though.
- Rest for 10 min before turning out and slicing.