Sweet Potato Brownies & Dairy Free Chocolate Frosting

I am now on a dairy free diet due to my son’s suspected dairy allergy and so I have been on a baking spree making whatever I can to keep my sweet tooth happy. I’m learning all these cool acronyms (DF:dairy free) and reading labels like whoa! Plus, it’s been a new eye opening challenge to find recipes that containĀ no dairy.

I saw this recipe on Deliciously Ella and changed a few things which was not probably for the best. But my creative bug got the best of me and I used what I had. I will say the frosting I added on top (not part of her reciepe) is the best part and is an easy 2 ingredient mix that I found on Oh She Glows blog. For the brownies it was sort of essential to have a food processor and well I didn’t have one so the mixture wasn’t quite right. I also used oat flour instead of buckwheat flour and I think that caused these to be less than fluffy. Either way, they tasted okay. Not sure I will make the brownies again or if I do I will use regular flour. The frosting is a MUST try though. It’s legit goooood.

Sweet Potato Brownies

2 Medium Sweet Potatoes

1/2 C. Buckwheat Flour

14 Mejool Dates (pitted)

4T. Cacao

3T. Maple Syrup

Pinch of salt

1. Peal potatoes and chop into chunks. Steam until tender.

2. Pit all dates and add them and the sweet potatoes to a food processor and mix.

3. In a separate bowl mix all other ingredients and then add to the sweet potato/date mix.

4. Place mixture into a lined baking dish or sprayed dish. Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees or until inserted knife comes out clean.

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Two Ingredient Dairy Free Chocolate Frosting

1 Small Can of Thai Kitchen Coconut Milk

1/3 c. Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips

**If you want exact measurements, check that girls blog for her exact recipe. I used what I had and went by taste and it worked out great.

1. Place can of coconut milk in fridge overnight. When you open the can pour the liquid out and spoon out theĀ hard coconut cream.

2. Put the solid cream and chocolate chips in a sauce pan and heat until melted.

3. Place melted mixture in a bowl and put in the fridge to harden for several hours. Remove and use a mixer to whip it into frosting. Enjoy!!

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