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Healthy chocolate brownies Gluten-free, refined-sugar free

If you have a sweet tooth but are trying to be healthy for the new year, these are your go-to brownies. Yams (or sweet potatoes, whatever your fancy) make it sweet and dense, and creator of the recipe, Carla McMillan, resident healthy cook at Bodypass, suggests serving with a dollop of Greek yoghurt or coconut yoghurt and berries for extra punch.


¼ cup coconut flour
¼ cup buckwheat flour
¼ cup raw cacao powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean powder
1/4 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
pinch of sea salt
1 large yam, cooked in the oven until soft, skin removed
3 eggs, yolks
3 egg whites whisked
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup coconut sugar



  1. Wrap the yam in foil and roast in a 180 degree oven for an hour.
  2. Scrape out the flesh of the yam and discard the skin.
  3. Put all the ingredients except the egg whites into a food processor and combine.
  4. Whisk the egg white till they form peaks.
  5. Fold into the rest of the mix.
  6. Pour into a lined baking dish and cook in a 180 deg oven for 30 minutes.
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