You know what it's like sometimes, when just kind of fancy a bit of chocolatey loveliness?
Well, this happened to me on the weekend, so I went in search of a healthier version of a chocolate brownie - and here we are!
There are a few recipes out there so I took the basis of this one & made a few "LW" adaptions! And voila!
Before I share the recipe, I just want to give you a heads up - it's not going to be exactly like a full on chocolate brownie as you know it, but this one is a really moist, fudgy type texture, extremely chocolatey, approximately four times lower in calories and even my husband likes them - so all good!!
FOR THE BROWNIES
200g sweet potatoes, peeled & chopped into chunks - you won't taste this!!
100g reduced fat spread plus a little extra for greasing - I used a spread high in polyunsaturated & monounsaturated and low in saturated fat
125g brown granulated sweetener - I used coconut sugar
100g plain flour
2 medium eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp baking powder
50g cocoa powder
FOR THE TOPPING
1.5 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp cocoa powder
- Pre-heat oven to 180 (Fan 160)/gas mark 4
- Grease &* line a 7 inch x 7 inch square cake tin with greaseproof paper - I only had an 8 x 8 tin but worked fine just not as deep!
- Place the sweet potatoes in a pan of boiling water. Lower the heat & simmer and cover for 10-15 minutes until tender. Drain & mash. Leave to cool completely.
- When the sweet potatoes are cool, place them in a mixing bowl together with all the other brownie ingredients.
- Use an electric hand whisk & beat together for about 2-3 minutes.
- Pour into your prepared tin & spread out, levelling the surface with a knife.
- Place in the pre-heated oven and bake for 25 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and leave in the tin to cool completely.
- For the topping - In a small bowl mix the maple syrup with the cocoa powder until smooth.
- Remove the brownies and greaseproof paper from the tin, drizzle with the chocolate topping and cut into 16 equal squares.
- Remove carefully from the greaseproof paper.
- Please note you can freeze them - so no need to have more than one at a time!!