That’s right, I said “low-fat”, “chocolate” and “brownies” in the same sentence!!! I promise you there are such things do exist…tasty, rich and gooey low-fat chocolate brownies…I am not telling you a lie!
I think I first saw this recipe on Channel 4’s ‘Cook Yourself Thin’ a few years back. The series was quite good but the cookbook and recipes are even better; I still make some of them today and would definitely recommend purchasing the book. Unfortunately, the recipe for the brownies isn’t in the cookbook however, a low-fat chocolate sponge recipe (featuring beetroot) is in there and I can testify that it is delicious and tastes just as naughty as the real thing and I’m not even a beetroot fan!
When I first heard of a brownie recipe involving sweet potato I was in complete disbelief. Mr MAC thought I was barking mad! I love sweet potato and I love chocolate but I couldn’t really see how the two would work together however, they most definitely do!! The sweet potato is used instead of butter/oil and the recipe only contains two tsp of flour; it adds a real richness to the brownies and gives them the gooey consistency.
I decided to make these brownies on Sunday to take into work the next day. I must admit, I have never included the turkish delight as I’m not a massive fan – the recipe works really well without. Everyone at work seemed to enjoy the brownies (in fact some people came back for more) but no one could guess what the secret ingredient was!
This is a recipe which is about as close to guilt free as cake will get. Cast all your doubts aside and get baking!! (The recipe can be found here)