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Chocolate sweet potato brownies with banana-date frosting recipe

What You'll Need

20 Medjool dates, pitted

1 cup water

¾ cup sweet potatoes (steamed, mashed with a bit of water)

½ cup cocoa

½ cup oat flour

1 Tbsp leftover coffee

1 tsp pure vanilla extract


4 Medjool dates, pitted

1-2 Tbsp water

1 banana

How to Make It

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 5 x 7-inch baking pan with parchment paper. (I use a glass Pyrex baking dish.)

2 Into the bowl of a large food processor or blender, place 20 pitted dates, plus 1 cup water. Process until pureed. Add the other brownie ingredients, and mix until just combined.

3 Pour batter, which will be very thick, into the baking pan. Make sure the batter is very evenly distributed in the pan. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

4 Remove brownies from oven and allow to rest on a cooling rack for 10 minutes. While the brownies are cooling, you can prepare the frosting.

5 Using a food processor or blender, blend frosting ingredients together. Then slather over the top of the brownies, and serve.

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