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SWEET POTATO BROWNIES

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Brownies

As someone who was recently diagnosed with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, and has spent the last almost thirty years of my life without any dietary restrictions, you can imagine how hard it is now to suddenly become ill to foods I had been enjoying my whole life. My journey to wellness lead me to create each and every one of these recipes featured on damn good thyme.


For the first twenty years of my life, I followed a plant-based lifestyle filled with beautiful salads, homemade veggie burgers, and every type of smoothie bowl you could imagine.


While I no longer consume nuts/seeds/or legumes, due to the fact that I developed mast cell activation syndrome, I still enjoy making some of my favorite recipes for friends and family.


Today, I share with you one of my favorite snacks that I used to meal prep for the week- these sweet potato brownies. These brownies are made without flour, thanks to the starchiness the sweet potatoes bring. In less than 25 minutes, you'll have these moist, rich and full of flavor brownies for the week.

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How to Make the Sweet Potato Brownies


Ingredients for the Swet Potato Brownies

  • 1 cup Mashed Sweet Potato

  • 1/2 cup almond butter

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Brownie Ingredients


Ingredient Substitutions

Almond Butter: Feel free to substitute the almond butter with any nut butter you like. To make this AIP, you can substitute the almond utter with tigernut butter and the cocoa powder with carob powder.

Eggs: Substitute the eggs with apple sauce to keep the recipe vegan/ AIP compliant


How to Make the Recipe:

  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease a square baking pan or line it with parchment paper.

  2. Combine the Ingredients: In a mixing bowl, combine the mashed sweet potato, almond butter, and maple syrup. Mix well until smooth. Add the cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt to the sweet potato mixture. Stir until all the ingredients are well combined. Fold in the dairy free chocolate chips into the batter.

brownie wet ingredients

3. Bake the Brownies: Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and spread it evenly. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes.

4.Leet Cool & Enjoy: Allow the brownies to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled, cut and enjoy.



Brownies




Frequently Asked Questions

What ingredients can I substitute?

Feel free to substitute the almond butter with tigernut butter or peanut butter.

Can I make this recipe AIP Compliant?

Yes, this recipe can be made AIP Compliant by substituting the almond butter with tigernut butter, and the cacao powder with carob powder. Also, make sure to either omit the chocolate chips or substitute them with carob powder chips.


Storage Instructions

Proper storage is crucial to maintain the freshness and quality of sweet potato brownies. Here are some general guidelines:

  1. Room Temperature:

  • Sweet potato brownies can be stored at room temperature for a short period, typically up to 2 days.

  • Keep them in an airtight container to prevent them from drying out.

  1. Refrigeration:

  • For longer storage, especially if your sweet potato brownies contain perishable ingredients like cream cheese or if your kitchen is warm, it's advisable to refrigerate them.

  • Place the brownies in an airtight container or wrap them tightly in plastic wrap before refrigerating. These are my favorite glass containers for refrigerator storage.

  1. Freezing:

  • Sweet potato brownies are often suitable for freezing. Wrap them individually in plastic wrap or place them in a single layer in an airtight container. These are my favorite reusable freezer bags.

  • Frozen brownies can be stored for several months. Thaw them in the refrigerator before serving.

  1. Avoid Moisture:

  • Ensure that the brownies are completely cooled before storing to prevent condensation, which can lead to a soggy texture.

  • If you're stacking brownies, consider placing parchment paper between the layers to prevent sticking.

  1. Consume Within a Reasonable Timeframe:

  • While sweet potato brownies can have a good shelf life, it's best to consume them within a reasonable timeframe to enjoy their optimal texture and taste.

Always refer to any specific storage recommendations provided with the recipe you're following. Additionally, consider the perishable nature of certain ingredients to ensure the safety and quality of your sweet potato brownies.


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Sweet Potato Brownies Recipe



 

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