Did you think sweet potatoes were only suited to your roasting tin? Surprise! Just like pumpkins, these versatile tubers are awesome in bakes too. Today, we will show you just how yummy — and healthy — a sweet potato chocolate pie can be. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, low-fat, and has lots of fibres and proteins.
Sweet potatoes are starchy vegetables with a very subtle flavour. These two qualities make them ideal for low-fat and low-sugar creams and fillings, because:
their mild flavour allows the main ingredients in your recipe — like chocolate — to shine
they are very creamy when boiled and mashed, even without the use of milk or butter
they have no fats, and although they have very few sugars, they still taste sweet
Sorry, did we say this recipe was healthy? We meant to say uber-healthy. This chocolate pie contains no butter or any other dairy products, no oil, no sugars, and no eggs. Instead, it's filled with healthy ingredients like nuts, oats, naturally sweet dates, and of course, sweet potatoes and cocoa powder.
We also used a bit of silken tofu, for extra creaminess and a boost of proteins. It worked out great!
When we look at the nutritional profile of this recipe, we can't help but giggle knowing that it's a dessert and not a salad. Each slice has:
only 7g of fats, which cover only 11% of your RDI
half the sugars compared to a classic chocolate pie
a whopping 5g of fibres that meet a fourth of your daily need for this nutrient
We hope you'll enjoy this sweet potato chocolate pie as much as we did. With the easy steps below, it'll only take you 90 minutes to make this, including baking!