Sweet Potato Brownies

Really! A dessert I’m happy to serve my kiddo!  Hubby thought it needed more sweetener (I went with the 5 Tbsp) and it was the chocolate chips that saved them, but my 5 year old enjoyed them immensely and continued to ask for them for dessert.  And she doesn’t even like sweet potatoes!

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  • 1 1/4 cups mashed sweet potatoes
  • 3 1/2 oz dates (heaping packed 1/2 cup)
  • 5 Tbsp (or more) maple syrup or liquid sweetener of choice
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2/3 cup almond meal
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips

In a high powered blender or food processor, combine sweet potatoes, dates and sweetener.  Run until completely pureed and smooth.

Preheat oven to 350.

Transfer to a bowl and add flour, almond meal, cocoa powder, and salt.  Stir until combined.  Add chocolate chips and stir until combined.

Prepare a 9×9 pan with a piece of parchment paper.  Scoop batter into pan and gently press to fill evenly.  Bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Allow to cool for 5 minutes in the glass pan.  Then, lift out parchment and cool the rest of the way on a cooling rack.

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