Looking for a guilt free chocolate fix? Or at least, a less guilt inducing chocolate fix? These spicy sweet potato brownies are sure to do the trick!

Photo Credits: The Healthy Foodie 

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25-30 minutes
Number of servings: about 12

1 medium raw sweet potato, peeled and grated
(use the larger holes of the grater)
2 whole eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract (the real kind)
1/2 cup of unpasturized honey or real maple syrup
(melt honey on the stove with a little coconut oil if it’s too thick)
Generous 1/2 cup of coconut oil (softened)
1 heaped tbsp of baking powder (gluten-free)
½ tbsp of baking soda
1 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
(reduce that amount if you prefer a milder chocolate flavor)
1 tsp (or more, go crazy!) of cayenne
2 tbsp coconut flour

· Preheat oven to 365 °F (185 °C), make sure the oven is hot before you put in the brownies in.
· Combine grated sweet potato, eggs, vanilla, honey/maple syrup and oil in a large mixing bowl and stir together until well incorporated. Then add baking powder and baking soda and stir.
· Add cocoa powder and cayenne, mix and finally add coconut flour. Avoid adding too much coconut flour as it will absorb too much moisture which will result in drier brownies.
· After stirring everything together, pour the mixture into a baking tray greased with coconut oil. (** You’ll want the batter in the baking dish to be at least 1 inch tall for the best results. Too thin and the brownies might overcook.)
· Cook for 25-30 minutes. Remove the tin and cool for 5-10 minutes before carefully removing the brownie cake form the tin. You can cut it in quarters and remove one part at a time if the bottom sticks a little. Leave the brownie cake to cool down before cutting.

Finally, melt some honey, coconut oil, and cocoa in a bowl over boiling water or on the stove (you can also substitute maple syrup here for the honey if you would prefer).
· Use a spatula to drizzle and spread melted chocolate over the top. Sprinkle the tops with sea salt (and extra cayenne if desired). Slice into individual serving squares. (You can also top them with raspberries or strawberries).


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