Often healthy and sweet treats don’t go together in the same sentence, but with our new Sweet Potato Brownie recipe Amy from Healthy Little Foodies has really outdone herself. I have to say I was intrigued about brownies made with sweet potato, would they be nice? taste like baked potato?
Sweet potatoes are a great source of fibre, and high fibre veggies are great for digestion. Sweet potatoes also contain vitamin B and C plus beta-carotene which is a great antioxidant and converts to vitamin A once eaten. Vitamin A is essential for growth and cell development, vision and immune function. The even better news is that cooking sweet potatoes increases the vitamin C content of them. These brownies are a great way to sneak veggies and vitamins in without seeing them or even tasting them!
This cookbook for kids uses lots of different skills that are all great for learning
– Counting: there are 7 dates in the recipe!
– Learning about healthy veggies
– Hand-eye coordination, mixing up the ingredients with a spoon
– Measuring and learning about grams as a weight measurement
– Science, seeing the raw ingredients are transformed into brownies
This recipe makes about 16 brownies which are each about 1cm thick. I followed the recipe in our personalised Sweet Potato brownie cookbook for kids to make the brownies, it is so easy to follow and the end result is delicious. as you can see here.
Obviously, with no sugar, these brownies are not as decadent in terms of taste as to what you are probably used to, but in terms of sweetness, they do hit the spot. The ones I made here don’t have any walnuts in them, so perfect for anyone with nut allergies. I have made them with walnuts and I do think that they add a certain level of sophistication, but hey whatever works for you!
Have you made our brownies? I’d love to hear your thoughts on them and the recipe. Remember each month we give away a free book to someone who posts a photo of them with their Story Antics creation, so jump onto social media and don’t forget to tag us or use hashtag #Storyantics