Christmas Spiced Brownie Bites

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan

 

Ingredients:

700g sweet potato puree (2medium sweet potatoes)

18 fresh, pitted dates
5tbsp raw cacao powder
2/3 cup almond meal
3tbsp buckwheat flour
1tsp ground cinnamon
1tsp ground nutmeg
1tsp vanilla powder
2tsp ground ginger 

 

Method:

  • Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Line 1-2 baking trays with baking paper.

  • Heat a saucepan with a small amount of water. Peel and chop sweet potato into chunks, place into steamer basket and steam until very soft.

  • Place all dry ingredients into a bowl (almond meal, cacao, buckwheat flour & spices) and stir until evenly mixed together.

  • Place sweet potato into blender and blend until smooth. Add pitted dates and blend again until smooth. Add all dry ingredients and blend until thoroughly mixed together.

  • Scrape mixture into a bowl & make sure no clumps of dry ingredients are remaining. If so, mix with fork or spoon.

  • Using a small-medium cookie dough/ice cream scoop, ball mixture into scoop and portion out onto baking tray until no mixture is remaining.

  • Place into the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes. The outer edges will darken. Inside will remain soft and gooey.

  • Remove from oven and set aside. (Definitely test one while they’re warm though!)

  • Keep brownie bites plain or top with a dollop of vanilla/maple cashew cream and a spot of raspberry chia jam (as per recipe below). 

 

Vanilla, Maple Cashew Cream

1 cup cashews, soaked in water over night 1tsp vanilla extract or ground vanilla bean

2tbsp maple syrup

 

  • Drain cashews in a sieve. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Optional to add 2tbsp almond milk. 

 

Raspberry Chia Jam

1⁄2 cup frozen or fresh raspberries

1⁄2 cup water
3-4tbsp chia seeds

 

  • Blend raspberries & water into puree. Pour puree into a bowl.

  • Add chia seeds and whisk for 2 minutes until seeds begin to thicken and absorb liquid. Set aside for

    15 minutes & then whisk again.

  • Chia seeds will continue to absorb more liquid over time. Best to leave chia jam in fridge overnight to allow jam to thicken as much as possible. 

 

Enjoy these delicious, bite-size sweet treats that taste like Christmas time in your mouth! These are a beautiful, healthier option, free of refined, processed ingredients, no additives, preservatives, colours or flavours. Great treats for children and adults of course and just perfect for the festive season or any old gathering really!

 

Happy silly season everyone!

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