As much as I hate giving anything less than a five-star review, Deliciously Ella’s sweet potato brownies were a little too complicated to be absolutely perfect.
Unlike Detoxinista’s desserts — which usually take five seconds to prepare, are easily modifiable and taste even better than the sugar-filled alternative — my boyfriend described Deliciously Ella’s brownies as “a little funky,” which I couldn’t help but interpret as code for “I don’t like them.”
Since the brownies took about two hours to prepare, that wasn’t exactly the reaction I’d hoped for!
Made of steamed sweet potatoes, pitted medjool dates, almond flour, brown rice flour, maple syrup and cacao — all of which is pulverized in a food processor and then baked in the oven — the brownies are more guilt-free than just about any alternative.
But the first issue — and of course this isn’t Ella’s fault — is that sweet potatoes vary greatly in size. I thought I had two medium sweet potatoes, but the fact that they were supposed to steam in 25 minutes and still weren’t done after 45 led me to believe I was mistaken.