We here at SkinnyMs. believe that you don’t have to give up the foods you love in order to be healthy. If you make healthy substitutions to your favorite dessert recipes, you can enjoy sweets without sacrificing your health. These sweet potato brownies are a perfect example. Sweet potatoes are high in fiber, vitamin A, and vitamin C, which makes them a nutritious addition to any dish. These brownies also have whole-wheat flour, which is high in fiber, and almond butter, which is high in healthy fats.
Don’t worry, though. Even though they’re healthy, they’re sweet, rich, and chocolatey. They just happen to get their wonderful sweetness without the help of refined sugar. Maple syrup and cocoa powder are to thank for that!
Yields: 12 servings | Serving Size: 1 brownie | Calories: 155 | Total Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 90mg | Carbohydrates: 17g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Protein: 5g | SmartPoints: 5
- 3/4 cup almond butter
- 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 1/4 cup sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray an 8X8 inch pan with non stick spray.
In a small sauce pot, melt the almond butter and maple syrup over medium heat; stirring constantly. Once melted, remove from heat and stir in mashed sweet potato, cocoa powder, flour and salt until smooth. Gently fold in chocolate chips.
Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until and toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow brownies to cool completely before slicing. Store refrigerated in an airtight container.