As April draws to a close have you had your monthly quotient of baked goods? If not, never fear – hide your cake obsessions behind a great cause!.The team behind Bowel Cancer Awareness Month have teamed up with celebrity chefs to suggest some yummy treats you could get baking to raise money for their cause (go to www.bowelcancerawareness.org.uk for more information)..Get that shopping list out as we’re bringing you an exclusive delicious recipe from Deliciously Ella – it’s even got potatoes in so it’s practically healthy! .
Sweet Potato Brownies
2 medium sweet potatoes
100g ground almonds 100g ground oats 12 medjool dates 2 tablespoons coconut oil 6 tablespoons raw cacao 6 tablespoons maple syrup Icing: 2 tablespoons of coconut oil 1 tablespoon of maple syrup 2 tablespoons of cacao 2 tablespoons of almond butter
Start by pre-heating the oven to 180C, then peel the sweet potatoes. Cut them into chunks and place into a steamer for about twenty minutes, until they become really soft.
Once they are perfectly soft and beginning to fall apart remove them and add them to a food processor with the pitted dates.
Put the remaining ingredients into a bowl, before mixing in the sweet potato date combination. Stir well.
Place into a lined baking dish and cook for about forty- ve to fty minutes, until you can pierce the brownie cake with a fork bringing it out dry. Remove the tray and allow it to cool for about ten minutes – this is really important as it needs this time to stick together!
While the brownies are cooling make the icing by simply melting all the ingredients together and stirring well, then place in the freezer for 30 minutes to rm up a bit. Remove the brownies from the tray, leaving it another few minutes before cutting them into squares – then spread the icing on top, dig in and enjoy!