We should all eat more sweet potatoes. They have so many health benefits — vitamin A, anti-inflammatory nutrients and the ability to regulate blood sugar, among others.

It’s far easier to say yes to a chocolate brownie than a sweet potato, so why not combine the two? Instagrammer datesandavocados did just that with this sweet potato brownie recipe.

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The recipe is made with raw, natural ingredients and is much healthier than most other chocolate desserts. It’s also gluten-free and vegan.

You will need:

  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 small purple potato OR 1 more sweet potato
  • 9 Medjool dates, chopped
  • ⅓ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup oat flour
  • 4 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon almond milk
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

• S W E E T P O T A T O B R O W N I E S • Because sometimes I also like baked treats, these vegan brownies are the perfect choice. Sweet, soft, and made with whole natural ingredients. This time I've used almond and oat flour but you could also use buckwheat flour for example. Let's do this! 🌱 INGREDIENTS: • 1 medium sweet potato • 1 small purple potato (or use just 2 sweet potatoes) • 9 medjool dates, chopped • 1/3 cup almond flour • 1/2 cup oat flout (GF if needed) • 4 Tbsp cacao powder • 1 Tbsp coconut oil • 1 Tbsp almond milk • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract • Pinch of salt 🌱 DIRECTIONS: 1. Peel the potatoes and cut them into chunks. 2. Steam them until really soft. 3. Preheat the oven to 350 F (180 C) 4. In a food processor, mix the sweet potatoes with the dates and process until creamy. 5. In a bowl, combine the mixture with the remaining ingredients and stir well. 6. Grease a baking pan with a little bit of coconut oil (I used an square 6" pan) 7. Pour the mixture over the pan and bake for 20 minutes. 8. Let it cool down for a few minutes. 9. Once cool, cut them into squares. 10. Enjoy!

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