5-Ingredient Anti-Inflammatory Sweet Potato Brownies with Almond Butter, Cocoa and Maple Syrup
These brownies are divine. I know it sounds strange to put vegetables into sweet dishes, but sweet potatoes taste more like dessert anyway and they create the gooiest consistency!
- Naturally sweet AND improves regulation of blood sugar
- If you’re trying to cut down on sugar, the sweetness of sweet potato may fool you into believing it’s bad for your pancreas; however, sweet potatoes improve blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes, regardless of their seemingly high Glycemic Index (GI)
- Anti-inflammatory benefits
- Anthocyanin (what makes a sweet potato orange) is full of anti-inflammatory health benefits. These benefits are found in brain and nerve tissue throughout the body
- Vitamins and Minerals
- Sweet potatoes are FULL of vitamins A and C (which makes them great for your immune system). They also have vitamin B6, B1, B2, and B3
- Sweet potatoes are also full of manganese, copper, phosphorus, potassium, and fiber; all of which work together to keep your blood, digestion, and whole body healthy.
Did you know:
Maple syrup contains 54 antioxidants that help prevent diseases caused by free radicals such DIABETES and CANCER? Amazing!
- 1 cup mashed sweet potato
- ½ cup smooth nut butter of choice (I recommend almond or cashew butter)
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- Handful of carob chips (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a small cake/loaf pan
- On the stove, melt nut butter with maple syrup
- In a large bowl add the mashed sweet potato, melted nut butter and maple syrup, and cocoa powder and mix well
- Fold in chocolate chips
- Pour mixture into greased pan and bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before slicing and refrigerating
These brownies are best when cooled completely. Store in fridge or freezer and ENJOY!
Recipe Courtesy of Healthy Holistic Living
Make it a goal to source locally grown organic produce, organic pastured eggs, raw dairy products, oils, and grass-fed meats as much as possible.