Experiments in my kitchen are usually based on easy to access foods, as our diet – though quite varied – is basic, fresh, and healthy. This doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy foods like brownies or even creme brûlée sometimes though!
Try this recipe out for yourself and see how you like it. It’s a pretty hearty brownie and not at all “fluffy” – nor is it “hard” and sickly sweet. It’s firm almost like cheesecake but with a different texture obviously. I think even throwing grated carrot or zucchini in there as well could work! Check out the variations at the bottom. And feel free to comment if you’ve found a combo you like 🙂
I only had about 400grams of leftover mashed potato (unsalted, with no herbs, is best – mine had milk and butter originally, but use ‘clean’ if you’d prefer), so these are approximate amounts so gage according to how much you’ve got to work with.
- Leftover mash potato (I had *roughly* 400g)
- 2 tbs cacao powder (raw, organic if possible)
- 1-2 tbs maple syrup/honey/nectar, to taste
- 1 tbs sugar (raw, organic if possible)
- 2 tbs coconut oil (cold pressed, organic if possible)
- 2-3 tbs peanut butter/tahini/creamed coconut or nut butter of choice
- In a bowl combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly – I just use a fork lol. Check your sweetness levels now and add more of what you’d like if necessary.
- Transfer to ramekin dishes (I split mine into two x 200g-ish dishes which gave 4-6 serves in total) or lined brownie tray and bake in a preheated oven (180•C) for 25-45 minutes depending on how thick/deep your pan or dish is.
- Allow to cool a little before portioning and eating – serve with fresh berries or sprinkled with ground cinnamon and nutmeg 🙂
Add zucchini, choc buttons, nuts, carrot, beetroot, pumpkin, fresh ripe bananas, sweet potato/Kumara – experiment with what you like or what’s leftover! Substitute carob for cacao or swap out/substitute sweeteners depending on your preferences.
Also, I’ll be writing a little about ‘sweet’ foods and how I feed my kids in an upcoming post, just to demonstrate my approach to their nutrition, so keep your eyes open for that.
Enjoy! In moderation 😉
Love C xx