Wow, Wow, Wow, these are good! They are sweet, moist and have the perfect amount of chocolate flavor to satisfy any sweet tooth!
The cub began by mashing one whole avocado. Grandma Didi pre-cooked and mashed one sweet potato to save on timing. You have to work quickly when cooking with young children.
We were out of jared applesauce so we used our squeeze pouches. The cub loved this task!
Proud of her stirring skills – she hasn’t questioned why they look nothing like brownies.
Learning to crack and egg isn’t easy, but you have to start somewhere. She’s almost got it.
The kitchen has gained a new member. Little cub is crawling and wants to be part of the action. She’s already a great eater! We haven’t really found anything she hates and we can’t wait for her to start cooking one day.
In goes the arrowroot, baking soda and salt!
We had a cloud of chocolate cocoa powder after dumping it in from too high!
Now they are looking like brownies! Cooking with kids is not always perfect. You must be flexible to your environment and what works best for the child. The cub needed a break so Grandma Didi demonstrated the next step. Nothing was lost in this experience.
After baking in the oven, perfect little brownies were formed. They are so delicious. We handed them out to some family members and their jaws dropped when they found out what they were made of and that they had no refined sugar. You need to make these!
Sweet Potato Brownies
(adapted from https://draxe.com/recipe/sweet-potato-brownies)
- 1 avocado
- 1 cup cooked sweet potato puree
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup agave (original recipe called for honey)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 cup almond flour (original recipe called for coconut flour)
- 2 tablespoons arrowroot
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Optional – nuts, chocolate chips, etc
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Grease 8×8 pan with coconut oil(or other oil) and line it with parchment paper.
- In a bowl, combine avocado, sweet potato, applesauce, agave and vanilla. Once creamy, add in cacao powder.
- Add in eggs one at a time.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, arrowroot flour, salt and baking soda.
- Combine both mixtures until smooth.
- Transfer to greased pan and bake for 25–35 minutes.