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Sweet potato brownies

60 mins
11 ingredients
$0.18 / person
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Serves = 16

  • 400g sweet potato, peeled
  • 4 weetbix, crushed
  • ½ cup wholemeal plain flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • ¼ cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ½ cup lite milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips (optional)

It’s this easy

  1. Preheat oven to 190͒C, and line a square cake tray with baking paper

  2. Cut sweet potato into evenly sized chunks, add to a medium sized pot with enough water to cover the sweet potato. Cover with a lid, and steam until they are very easily pierced with a fork. Allow to cool slightly once finished cooking, and mash well with a fork

  3. In a medium sized bowl add the eggs, brown sugar, olive oil, milk and vanilla essence and stir until well combined

  4. Add the crushed weetbix, mashed sweet potato, plain flour and baking powder to the wet ingredients and stir until well combined

  5. (Optional) Gently stir in chocolate chips until evenly distributed

  6. Pour mixture into the lined baking tin and cook in the preheated oven for 40 mins, or until a clean knife or skewer comes out clean


Nutrition information (per serve)

  • Energy (510kJ)

  • Protein (3.1g)

  • Total fat (6.2g)

  • Saturated fat (1.8g)

  • Carbohydrate (12.7g); Starch (8.3g); Sugars (4.5g); Added sugars (2.4g), Free Sugars (2.4g)

  • Dietary fibre (2g)

  • Sodium (70mg)

  • Calcium (27mg)

  • Iron (1.6mg)


Contains: Gluten, Dairy, Wheat, Eggs.
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