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Author Notes: The fudgiest, sweetest, and most chocolatey brownies ever: Ice Box Sweet Potato & Walnut Brownies. These vegetable based brownies [I realize that sounds completely bizarre but bare with me, they're incredible!] are not only vegan, but gluten free and naturally sweetened with 100% pure maple syrup and medjool dates.
Nutritional Information [per brownie]
190 Calories, 44g Carbohydrates, 7.6g Fat, 3.8g Protein, 3.4g FIber, 14.5g Sugar —Alexandra Dawson
Makes 9 brownies
- 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled & cubed
- 3/4 cup walnuts
- 1/2 cup brown rice flour
- 1/4 cup raw cacao powder + more for dusting
- 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
- 1.5 cups medjool dates
- 2-4 tablespoons 100% pure maple syrup, depending on desired sweetness
- pinch of sea salt to taste
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F, rack in middle, and lightly grease an 8?x8? baking pan with coconut oil. Set aside.
- Place sweet potatoes in a pot and cover them with cold water until just submerged, then bring to a boil. Continue boiling for 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are very soft. If the water begins to boil off just add a bit more! Remove from heat and drain water.
- Meanwhile, in a food processor fitted with an S blade, blend walnuts, brown rice flour, cacao and flax until they are a fine powder. Add remaining ingredients and the softened potato to the processor and pulse until well mixed.
- Scoop batter into the greased baking pan, dust with extra cacao, then bake for 30 minutes or until a decent crust forms on top. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Place brownies, in covered baking pan, into the freezer and chill until solid. Slice and enjoy!
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe with Walnuts