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Berry Nice Sweet Potato Brownies - These gluten and grain free brownies are a delicious, decadent treat with fructose, nut and dairy free versions too. Includes Thermomix method too.
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Berry Nice Brownies

These Berry Nice Brownies are one of the most popular recipes on this website. They just tick every box, delicious, easy to make plus they contain a serve of veggies!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Servings: 12 slices

Ingredients

  • 200 g sweet potato/s (approx 2 cups) raw, peeled, grated and extra moisture squeezed from it
  • 125 g butter or coconut oil (½ cup) melted
  • 170 g rice malt syrup, honey or maple syrup (½ cup)
  • 2 free-range or organic egg/s (large sized)
  • 2 tsp vanilla -powder, extract or essence
  • 30-60 g cacao (¼-½ cup) unsweetened Dutch process or raw (the more you use, the richer the brownie)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 50 g raspberries (½ cup approx.) fresh or frozen or pitted cherries are lovely too (estimate about one berry per slice)

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 180℃/350°C (fan forced).
  • In a large bowl, blender or processor, mix together the sweet potato, butter or oil, sweetener, eggs and vanilla until combined.
  • Add the cacao, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder and combine.
  • Finally, stir in the coconut flour. Coconut flour absorbs a lot of liquid so you should only need the two tablespoons. Your batter should be the consistency of a very thick, airy (cake like) batter. Let it sit for a minute and if it still seems a little wet, add more coconut flour teaspoon by teaspoon.
  • Line a small slice tin with baking paper.
  • Pour the batter into the tin and top with the raspberries or cherries (optional).
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until the centre is firm to touch or a skewer inserted comes out clean.  Cool completely before slicing. It will firm up once chilled.
  • Store in the fridge in an airtight container or you can also freeze them.
  • Enjoy at room temperature or warm with double cream or coconut cream and fresh berries.

Thermomix Method

  • Preheat your oven to 180℃.
  • Grate your sweet potato, 5 seconds, speed 5. Place in a lined or fine sieve and press to remove the moisture (roughly)
  • Melt your butter or oil (if required) 1 minute, temp 90, speed 3.
  • Add back the sweet potato, sweetener, eggs, vanilla, and mix to combine 10 seconds, speed 4.
  • Add the cacao, bicarb and baking powder and mix 5 seconds, speed 3.
  • Add the coconut flour and mix 5 seconds, speed 3. Coconut flour absorbs a lot of liquid so you should only need the two tablespoons. Your batter should be the consistency of a thick, airy (cake like) batter. Let it sit for a minute and if it still seems a little wet, add more coconut flour teaspoon by teaspoon.
  • Continue from point 6 above.

Store

  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.

Notes

Low-fructose

Sweeten with rice malt syrup.

Dairy-free

Use macadamia nut oil or coconut oil rather than butter.

Nut-free

Choose butter or coconut oil over macadamia nut oil.

Coconut-free

Replace the coconut flour with double the amount of spelt flour.

Another vegetable

I've also substituted the sweet potato with grated beetroot, carrot, zucchini or pumpkin - all equally delicious.

No berries

My son has recently decided he doesn't like fruit cooked into anything (kids!!) so these are now no longer 'berry nice' and simply 'very' nice brownies! Feel free to leave the berries off if you'd rather. 
 "OMG OMG OMG....just stumbled across your recipe in Haven magazine last night for "Berry Nice Brownies"....made them tonight and they were a HUGE hit for my hubby's birthday - kids and husband LOVED it ! Yum !!! So pleased I found your site !!"
Mish's Thermie Gold Coast
 

These are a favourite in our household, how about yours? Love to hear your feedback in the comments below (if you could rate this recipe that would be fabulous too).