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Please NOTE: This recipe can be made Gluten Free. (See below for more information)
Clean Eat Recipe: Sweet Potato and Cinnamon Brownie
- 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour (Substitute gluten free flour, such as Gluten-Free Oat Flour)
- 1 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 1 Tbsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
- 1 cup Baked Sweet Potato (Make sure that you use oven baked sweet potato minus the skin for maximum sweetness.)
- 1/2 cup Agave Nectar
- 1/4 cup Olive Oil
- 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract (no HFCS)
- 6 Egg Whites
- Extra Olive Oil in a Spritzer Bottle
1. Preheat Oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Combine flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
3. Using a food processor, combine baked sweet potato, agave nectar, oil and vanilla extract. Puree until combined and smooth.
4. Gradually mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients, until just combined.
5. In a separate bowl, whisk egg whites until fluffy.
6. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold egg whites into batter.
7. Using your olive oil spritzer, lightly spray a 8×8″ baking pan. Transfer brownie batter into prepared baking pan.
8. Bake for 16-18 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center of the brownies comes out clean.
9. Allow to cool to room temperature for approximately 30 minutes.
He & She Tip: Brownies fresh from the oven will have a cake-like texture. If you desire more of a brownie texture, refrigeration overnight is recommended.
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Gluten Free Version: Use Gluten-Free Flour as an alternative.