If you’re on a gut healing protocol or simply fancy a super healthy treat these Healthy Flourless Sweet Potato Brownies are a great snack to have on hand. Super easy to make with just a few ingredients you can find in your supermarket. These Chocolate Sweet Potato Brownies are AIP, vegan, Paleo, Whole30 and nut free.
My AIP story
For those of you who don’t know my journey with AIP and Gaps, you can read more here but this time 12 years ago the doctors told me i’d be on a lifetime of immuno-supprescents as my autoimmune condition was having an all out street party in my body. I however had a different plan.
Fast forward 4 years and I was in remission, drug free and have remained that way ever since. To this day I still nurture my gut health everyday. I follow more of a low-carb, sugar free diet now but AIP is still close to my heart.
Truth is Mr B, aka the boyf, now is struggling with an autoimmune condition too so i’ve put him on a strict AIP and already, just 3 weeks in, he’s seeing such an improvement that he’s stuck to it. So whilst i’m cooking like a ninja trying to keep up with the appetite of an army, I thought you might like to see some more AIP, gut healing recipes.
Let me know in the comments below the kind of recipes you’d like to see. Breads, treats? … what do you miss most? Don’t worry i’ll still be sharing lots of vegan dishes too but let me know if you’d like more general healthy eating or AIP recipes too.
What are these AIP brownies made from?
Depending on which AIP rules you follow, you may or may not include 100% raw cacao. I used raw cacao in these Flourless Sweet Potato Brownies but you can substitute with carob if you prefer. I personally prefer the taste of raw cacao and find it’s a nicer colour once baked. Carob has a tendency to turn more black in the oven.
These super easy one bowl brownies are made using sweet potatoes, coconut flour, cacao / carob, coconut oil, salt, cream of tartar, bicarbonate or soda and just a few dates making them nut free too.
How to serve these Flourless Sweet Potato Brownies?
Enjoy these AIP brownies on their own as a healthy snack or they’re also delicious served with a generous dollop of coconut yoghurt or whipped coconut cream.
Healthy Flourless Sweet Potato Brownies (AIP, Vegan, Paleo)
- 6 medjool dates
- 2 medium sweet potatoes (600g)
- 2/3 cup coconut flour (80g)(I like Coconut Merchant)
- 6 tbsp raw cacao (or carob for elimination phase AIP) (I like Naturya )
- 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted (I like Coconut Merchant)
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
- 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda/ baking soda
- Preheat the oven to 355F / 180C / 160 fan.
- Add the dates to a cup with boiling water (enough to cover) and allow to soften for 5 minutes. Remove the stones. Chop into chunks.
- Peel, cube and steam the sweet potatoes for 7 - 10 minutes from when the water is boiling, or until soft. Remove from the steamer and allow to cool. Alternatively, prick the skins with a fork and microwave for 6 - 10 minutes (microwaving in 1 minute bursts after 6 minutes) until soft in the centre. Allow to cool and then scoop out the flesh.
- Place the cooled sweet potato flesh in a food processor along with the soaked dates plus 2 tbsp of soaking water and all the remaining ingredients. Pulse to combine until smooth. (NOTE, you may need to wipe the sides of the bowl with a spatula a couple of times.)
- Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. Add the sweet potato brownie batter, level with a spatula and bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool to firm up. Slice into squares or bars and serve. Store in a Tupperware in the fridge for up to 5 days.