You will just not believe what is in these brownies as they are quite possibly the best brownies I have EVER had; I made the recipe up at random using bits from the fridge and cupboard and I’m really not great at baking, so it is a minor miracle that these brownies turned out to be so amazingly delicious, fudgy and rich.
- 100g dark cocoa powder (I like green & blacks)
- 5 or 6 cooked beetroots
- One medium sized sweet potato, steam cooked – stay with me here!
- 50g ground almonds
- 50ml coconut milk (full fat)
- 2 teaspoons almond butter
- 200g honey
- One egg
- One teaspoon baking powder
- A drizzle of coconut or olive oil
- Cook the beetroot (or cheat and buy pre-cooked like I did!) and peel, chop and steam the sweet potato
- Heat the oven to 180
- Put into a bowl with all the other ingredients except the ground almonds, mix really well with a blender / food processor or hand blender
- Stir in the ground almonds, mixing well
- Pour all the mixture into a square tin or dish
- Bake for about 30 minutes, but check at 20 mins as your oven may be more powerful than mine
- Leave to cool then transfer to the fridge – keep them in the fridge as they tend to go a bit gooey if left out
I’m pretty lucky in that my toddlers will eat most things I give them, so I tried these for breakfast with some coconut chia, and they did pull some funny faces, I think because the flavour is so rich and chocolatey, but they kept asking for ‘more!’, which I’m taking as a seal of approval.
Even my husband didn’t make fun of me for having yet another baking disaster (I made red kidney bean brownies once – not.nice.) so I think he approves too! And they went really nicely with my mid morning coffee.
If you try them, I’d love to hear what you think!