Monday, February 18, 2013

Sweet Potato Brownie Bites

 If there is one thing I certainly love, it is sweets!! It takes a whole lot of willpower for me to say no to my ever-so-large sweet tooth! So, on my journey to becoming a dietitian, I am constantly on the lookout for tasty treats I can indulge in and not feel hypocritical!

I stumbled upon one recipe the other day I thought I would share with all of you! They are called Sweet Potato Brownie Bites!!

I strayed a bit from the actually recipe. For example, it called for a cream cheese frosting. I just simply dusted it with Ideal confectioners' sugar. Here is the recipe (I noted what I did differently).




Sweet Potato Brownie Bites

Ingredients:
1/2 lb sweet potato, peeled and diced (I used butternut squash for that's what I had on hand)
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 large egg
2/3 cup of unsweetened coco powder (I used dark chocolate powder)
2/3 cup of palm or other granulated sugar (I used Ideal. It is granulated xylitol which is a natural zero calorie sugar)
1 tsp vanilla exact
1 tsp of ground ginger (optional) (I did use)
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (optional) (I did not use)

For cream cheese topping: (I just used Ideal confectioners' sugar)
1/3 cup cream cheese
2 tbsp pure maple syrup
2 tbsp of cocoa nibs

Directions:

  • Cook sweet potato until very tender (steam, boil, or roast), transfer to large bowl and mash with butter
  • Preheat over to 350 degrees F. Add egg, coco powder, sugar, vanilla, and ginger to potato mixture.
  • In a second large bowl, stir together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and cayenne pepper.
  • Mix in potato, wet mixture into the dry mixture.
  • Divide into 24 mini muffin cups.
  • Bake until toothpick comes out clean when inserted (about 15 mins).
  • Let cool for several minutes.

For frosting:
Beat together cream cheese and syrup. Spread onto of brownies and sprinkle with coco nibs.

Although mine had a few alterations, they came out very good. I like cooking with Ideal brand because it is a great no calorie baking sugar. I am very much against Splenda, so Ideal is great if you are watching calories!

Hope you enjoy these as much as I did! What is your favorite healthy brownie recipe?!


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