13 December 2016

Fabulously Festive Brownies

These gluten, dairy and refined sugar free brownies get their festive flavour from the nutmeg and ginger. They’re great as a dessert or a sweet snack with tea.

Makes 6.

Ingredients:

1 cup organic dates
1 cup organic sweet potato
1 heaped tbsp organic cacao powder
1 tablespoon organic coconut oil
1 and 1/4 cup organic walnuts
1 tablespoon raw organic honey or maple syrup
2 tsp organic vanilla extract
2 tsps organic ground nutmeg
2 tsps organic ground ginger
2 tsps organic ground cinnamon

Soak the dates overnight or for 6-8 hours and remove the pits.
Steam the sweet potato for roughly 20 minutes until soft and chop into small chunks. I usually steam sweet potatoes whole as they are much easier to peel and chop once soft.
Put the dates, sweet potato, walnuts, coconut oil and cacao into a food processor and process until smooth.
Add the honey / maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger and process again to allow all of the flavours to mix through.
Spread a teaspoon of coconut oil onto a small baking tray and then add the mix. Use a hot knife to make indentations of 6 brownies and bake at 170 degrees celsius (150 c for a fan assisted oven) for 35 minutes.

Boost your brownies – Adding a supergreen powder to sweet treats is a great way to sneak some superfoods into little ones or unsuspecting guests. I add a heaped teaspoon of Moringa leaf powder to these ones. Moringa is a true superfood packed full of 92 nutrients including 46 antioxidants, 18 amino acids, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, omega 3,6,9 and loads of vitamins! You can add this to the recipe at the same time as the cacao.

Try these with some Wholesome Hot Chocolate.