How were acai brownies born?
Okay guys, I’ve been trying to work on a sweet potato brownie recipe that is low in fat since FOREVER (kinda). The mixture has always been too gooey, too moist, too dense, too…. whatever! Finally, I’ve come up with a recipe that is absolutely irresistible. The texture is perfect! Finally, a sweet potato brownie recipe without nuts! The secret ingredient? Acai!
PS sorry about the photos. These were SO good that I couldn’t wait for better lighting before devouring them. It’s pretty much a balanced meal, right? Oats, sweet potato, acai? NO GUILT!
PPS, if you like this recipe, try my regular flourless sweet potato brownies
BUT FIRST, DISCOUNTS & SUPERFOODS
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A delectable, gooey brownie that retains all the moisture of a traditional treat without any of the fat or oil. The Acai helps to keep the brownie moist and soft, while the raw cacao adds a richness that cannot be beat! The combination of acai and raw cacao is a nutritional powerhouse that will leave you feeling energized and nourished.
- 2 cups oats ground into flour*
- 1/2 cup acai powder - see below for discount
- 2 x 43 g scoops vegan vanilla protein powder
- 2 cups sweet potato puree steamed & blended with water
- 2/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup raw cacao feel free to substitute with some carob
- 2/3 tsp of baking soda mixed into squeezed juice of 1/2 lemon
- Pinch salt
- 1 cup sweet potato puree steamed
- 2 x 43g scoops vegan vanilla protein
- 1/2 cup cacao powder
- as much maple syrup as you want!
Preheat oven to 340F
Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet in another
Add wet to dry. Mix until just combined. The mixture should be thick enough to hold its shape.
Spread it in a lined, greased or non-stick brownie pan and cook for 45-50 minutes
Remove from oven and allow to cool before icing.
Mix all ingredients until you reach your desired texture. I also swirled through some low sodium Better'n Peanut Butter (watered down a bit). This stuff is great. It has just a fraction of the fat content of regular peanut butter (3g/serve compared with 16g/serve) and is sweetened with rice syrup and tapioca. Seriously, I eat this stuff by the spoonful!
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Finally, here are some of my favorites for this particular recipe:
- Pomegranate powder - this will give it a beautiful hot pink hue
- Goji berry powder
- Organic mulberries
- Raw vegan vanilla protein powder
- Organic golden berries