Flourless Chocolate Cakies

I have an obsession….

Not a day goes by without thinking about it..

Once it’s on my mind, it will stay there until I give into it.

What is it?

I’m always thinking of new ways to make healthy grain free and low sugar sweets.

Lame? Nah! I hope it makes you excited!

As my mind is running, I not only try create recipes that I will like, but something that I know everyone can enjoy. Even though Lisa and I like baking with coconut flour, we realized that some people don’t like the taste and texture of it. If you’re a long time reader, you already know that I LOVE showing people that you can make healthy & delicious foods. If you disagree, please stop reading our blog :P

Perhaps it’s my Type A personality.

Ooooorrr perhaps, it’s just my love for teaching others how to nourish their bodies.

I’ll let you decide :)

This is how these “chocolate cakies” came about.

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” I wonder if I can use sweet potatoes as a base to chocolate brownies?”

” I bet I could!”

{Goes to the kitchen, mixes favorite ingredients in a bowl, puts it in the oven and crosses fingers it will turn out edible.}

Let me just say, I ‘ve never created a recipe and have it come out this well the first time. Have I said that before? Well if I did, I really mean it this time!

Even though I meant for them to be brownies, they came out more with a moist and light cake like texture. Hence the name “cakies”! Not a problem though, because I love how they turned out.

Best part is, this recipe is super simple and you can put it together in a pinch if you bake the sweet potato ahead of time. It also uses every day ingredients I’m sure you already have on hand!

 

Chocolate Cakies

Serves 9

Ingredients

2/3 cup mashed sweet potato, about one small potato (try not to over bake it to mush)
1/3 cup cocoa powder
2 Tbs coconut oil
1 Tbs honey (add more if you want it to be more sweet)
2 eggs
1/4 tsp chocolate stevia (can sub vanilla stevia or add more honey)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

Here comes the hard part…. Using an immersion blender, food processor or blender, mix everything together! Gosh, I just love baking without flour! Pour into a greased (I used coconut oil) 8×8 baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let them cool completely before digging in!

 

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I really hope this recipe makes you guys excited!

Do you like baking with coconut flour?

What is you’re favorite grain free/low sugar dessert?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/holly.tower.7 Holly Tower

    Awesome!

  • http://www.thrive-style.com/ Lisakthrives

    Yum! You’re a genius :-)
    I have made brownies with pumpkin, but haven’t tried much with sweet potato! I’m sure it’s amazing and they look super awesome!
    I’m definitely obsessed with coconut flour… my fave desserts are greek yogurt with stevia and “magic shell” or coconut flour cupcakes with avocado chocolate frosting!

    • http://healthydiaries.wpengine.com Maria

      Ha thanks Lisa! You’re the coconut flour pro:) I was thinking these would be good with a chocolate avocado frosting too!

  • http://twitter.com/TheNewHealthy Stefanie

    Oh wow, these sound fantastic! And so simple – which I LOVE! Keep up with your obsession of grain-free lower-sugar sweets because it’s beneficial to everyone! ;)

    • http://healthydiaries.wpengine.com Maria

      So glad to hear from you Stefanie! I will definitely keep on baking healthy treats! Hope all is well:)

  • thehealthyapron

    oooo love this recipe! I’ve never baked with coconut flour but I’ve heard it’s tricky. I have eveyrthing but the sweet potato in my cupboards…next week I will have to try this!

    • http://healthydiaries.wpengine.com Maria

      Coconut flour can be tricky and uses a lot off eggs so it can be inconvenient sometimes! Let me know if you try these!

  • http://twitter.com/AnnaWootton Anna

    These sound amazing. I am all for fostering this addiction to thinking up low-sugar treats if this is what it produces!

    • http://healthydiaries.wpengine.com Maria

      Thanks Anna!

  • Laury (the fitness dish)

    Ummm amazing girls! Total genius!!! I wil definitely be trying them. All ingredients I love!!! I use sweet potatoes in E’s muffins and they’re definitely a great substitution! I bet these are super fudgey!

    • http://healthydiaries.wpengine.com Maria

      Thanks Laury! I too thought they’d turn out fudgey but they came out really light and moist! I still want to find a way to make them fudgey though! The wheels are turning already:)

  • Audri

    This sounds amazing. Would using pumpkin instead work out?

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