A Little Indulgence
Boycotting refined flour and sugar doesn’t mean you must live a spartan life! Being healthy certainly includes joyful connection with family and friends over delicious and nourishing food. Why not replace low quality treats with something better? Deprivation only instills resentment and drives cravings.
Since brownies were once my downfall – the food that triggered my bingeing and was the gateway to my sugar addiction – I have chosen to give them a healthy makeover. Enjoy!
1/2 c. yam or sweet potato, cooked and mashed
1 c. almond, cashew, sesame, or sunflower seed butter
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 c. pure maple syrup or honey
1/2 c. cocoa or carob powder (I find carob less bitter)
1 tsp. vanilla
Beat the yam, nut/seed butter, salt, and cinnamon together until smooth. Add the egg, syrup, cocoa powder, and vanilla. Mix well, until batter is evenly colored and no lumps remain. Scoop into a sprayed or greased 9×9″ pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes. Don’t eat the whole pan!