Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Macadamia Brownies

by Amie on December 2, 2010

So, I’m in love…once again…with my oven…and this new creation.

I mean, how can I not be?

It’s the holiday season…

And I’m all about tryin’ n’ testin’ and cookin’ and bakin’ Sweet Nothings…

In my lil apartment…loving life…

Humming to Frank Sanatra’s Christmas carols…

And eating these…

Yes, I enjoyed them.

Too many of them.

They’re delish.

Gluten-Free.

And simply fabulous.

Go ahead, give ‘em a try…I bet you’d never know they were gluten-free.

Enjoy!

Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Macadamia Brownies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sweet potatoes, mashed
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup stevia for baking
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts, toasted
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut flakes

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium sized saucepan, combine sweet potatoes, butter and stevia.  Cook over medium heat; bring to a boil and stir for 7 minutes.
  3. Remove 1/2 the mixture; transfer to a mixing bowl to cool.  Add baking soda and sea salt; mix well. Transfer mixture to a baking pan and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from oven.
  4. Add macadamia nuts, chocolate chips and coconut to stovetop sweet potato mixture; mix well. Drizzle over cooked portion.  Bake for another 15 minutes.  Remove from oven, set aside to cool.
  5. Slice into brownie bites.
  6. Enjoy!

Speaking of Healthy Desserts, please vote for my recipe, Whole Wheat Paprika n’ Orange Chocolate Cookies for the Healthy Holiday Dessert Recipe Contest:

HERE

And, I’m thrilled to announce my Cookie Recipe is featured in Silvana Nardone’s Gluten-Free Holiday Cookie Countdown!  Silvana is such an inspiration and a fabulous gluten-free baker and cook that I had the pleasure to meet earlier this year…she is so talented and her recipes are brilliantly delicious.

Be sure to check out all the delicious gluten-free cookie recipes from my favorite gluten-free bakers as well as some fabulous giveaways on  Silvana’s  Gluten-Free Holiday Cookie Countdown!

Also…I stumbled upon this fun foodie site….

Take a looksy at this creative foodie pairing website what I just discovered, FoodPairing that incorporates unlikely flavors…I love it…

Such great inspiration for my recipes n’ cookin’…

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HoneyBNutrition December 2, 2010 at 6:18 pm

Wow congrats on the cookie countdown! Thanks so much for the food pairing link, that is the coolest thing ever!

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The Healthy Apple December 2, 2010 at 7:51 pm

Thanks Honey B! Isn’t the food pairing amazing? I’m lovin’ it…so much fun to play with!

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The Healthy Hostess December 3, 2010 at 8:32 am

I love the simplicity of this recipe! You go girl!!! Love the link too!

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The Healthy Apple December 3, 2010 at 10:08 am

Awww; thanks Al! You are too kind…love ya darling.. Have a fabulous Friday. xo Aims

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Estela @ Weekly Bite December 3, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Hi Amie :)

Hope you’re doing well! These brownies look incredible!! I love all the flavor combos :)

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The Healthy Apple December 5, 2010 at 8:28 pm

Aww thanks so much, I was just thinking of you Estela and hope all is well with you too! Let’s catch up soon; let me know when you’re free and we’ll schedule a phone date!
Chat soon.
Best,
Amie

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Kocinera December 3, 2010 at 7:56 pm

These brownies look really yummy! I love that they have sweet potato in them. So cool!

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The Healthy Apple December 5, 2010 at 8:27 pm

Thanks so much; the sweet potatoes are the best part! They make these brownies nice n’ smooth and soft! Enjoy!
Best,
Amie

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Kristi Rimkus December 5, 2010 at 10:56 am

I’m passing this recipe along to my son’s girlfriend. She’ll love it, and better yet, she can eat it! :)

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The Healthy Apple December 5, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Aww thanks so much; I’m so glad to hear that you’re passing this recipe along! I hope she enjoys it! It’s quite delish…Have a great night.
Best,
Amie

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Stephanie December 5, 2010 at 10:39 pm

Those are some dark and gorgeous looking brownies! I’ve just got to try them, they sound amazing! (and it’s been way too long since I’ve made brownies… definitely feeling a deficiency). :)

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Kate at Serendipity December 6, 2010 at 2:17 pm

These look amazing. I have a question, though: what is stevia? I don’t think we have it here in Belgium…

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The Healthy Apple December 6, 2010 at 2:24 pm

Thanks so much! Stevia is a sweetner used in place of sugar. You can google the word ‘stevia’ and you will see many brands and many forms of stevia as it comes in powder and liquid form and is made my many companies. My favorite brand is NuNatural Stevia. Let me know if that answers your question or if you need any further information just let me know and I’m more than happy to help you! Thank you for your kind comment and have a great day!

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Simply Life December 6, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Oh. My. Gosh. Those look incredible!

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The Healthy Apple December 6, 2010 at 9:07 pm

Awww; thanks so much…I hope you enjoy them… Have a great night. Best, Amie

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Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) December 7, 2010 at 11:06 am

Those brownies look incredible! Definitely going on my must try list!

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The Healthy Apple December 7, 2010 at 11:26 am

Thanks Sarena; I hope you enjoy them…let me know how they turn out! Have a great day!!!

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Maude Vang December 23, 2010 at 8:17 pm

Thanks so much! Stevia is a sweetner used in place of sugar. You can google the word ‘stevia’ and you will see many brands and many forms of stevia as it comes in powder and liquid form and is made my many companies. My favorite brand is NuNatural Stevia. Let me know if that answers your question or if you need any further information just let me know and I’m more than happy to help you! Thank you for your kind comment and have a great day!

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