Entire stack paleo cookbooks, Sweet Potato Power reigning favorite. Part of thing is love sweet potatoes; this entire book = paean sweet potato. Also recipes. (Dinner, breakfast, dessert, rejuvenating sports gel, etc.)
Mmm. Sweet Potato Bars page 255. Bake. Cut. Eat. Everyone loves. Renamed “Pumpkin Brownies” because afraid children balk. Also noticed after sweet potato/eggs in V-mix, pantry not actually stocked correct ingredients. Regardless, so YUM. Perfect snack cake/breakfast cake. Could also be dessert for modern day Puritan.
Air Quotes Pumpkin Brownies
adapted from Sweet Potato Bars in Sweet Potato Power by Ashley Tudor.
INGREDIENTS: 1/2 c mashed sweet potato (recipe calls it a yam, a semantic issue I still do not understand. What is needed here is the normal, orange thing), 1/3 c maple syrup (recipe calls for honey), 2 large eggs, 120 g slivered almonds (recipe calls for 1 c blanched almond flour), 1/2 t salt (recipe calls for 1/4 t, but our salt is big and flaky), 1/2 t baking powder (recipe calls for baking soda but my baking beliefs caused me to misread this), 1 t cinnamon (recipe calls for 1/4 t but x4 for diabetes cure), and 1/2 t nutmeg (recipe calls for 1/4 t, but once I started grating the little acorns, I got swept up in the procedure). (Recipe also calls for 1/4 t cloves. I omitted this because I do not have or like cloves.)
METHOD: The real recipe has a few elegant steps. I just put everything in the Vitamix together and blitzed it until perfectly smooth. I then poured this into a buttered 9 x 9″ pan (recipe calls for 8 x 8″) and baked it at 350 for about 30 minutes. When done, it was set and boing-y in the middle and the house smelled fantastic. I cut this into 16 squares, each with approx. 5g CHO.