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Spicy Sweet Potato Brownies + Warm Vanilla Sesame Milk


How are you enjoying your last day off before we go back to school?

Wait a second? Are you going back to school?

The recipe I am sharing today come straight out of my Mexican Fiesta cooking class. I took my usual sweet potato brownies and added a heaping spoonful of Hot and Spicy in the form of cinnamon and cayenne.

Now, you best be careful with this recipe. Combining chocolate, cinnamon and cayenne together is a recipe for, well, sexing it up. I'm serious!

Chocolate turns on the libido, and is the equivalent of beer goggles to us ladies, cinnamon is a known aphrodisiac and cayenne increases blood flow- including to the extremities. You know what I'm saying here? Bow chica, bow, bow. You have been warned and let me remind you, tonight is a school night!

Jen, Kristin and I spent an entire morning baking up the samples for today's event and I promise you, all was properly taste tested for quality assurance.... to the point that we were wired up like an electric fence. These babies are hot, spicy and so good. We did of course make up a regular batch too without the kick for the wee ones. No need to scare them young.

For your baking and enjoying pleasure, whether you make it to the demo today or not, here are our awesome award winning (so what if the award was granted by my mom) brownies and creamy vanilla sesame milk.

Sweet Potato Brownies
3 ounces (or about 1 bar) Unsweetened Chocolate
1 Tbs Coconut Oil
1/2 cup sweet potato puree (steamed then mashed or pureed will do)
1/4 cup raw honey
1/2 cup sucanut
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup apple sauce
1/4 cup water
3/4 cup brown rice flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbs cinnamon
1/2 tsp cayenne
  • Preheat the oven to 350
  • Coat and 8 inch square pan with coconut oil and powder with flour.
  • Melt the chocolate and coconut oil over low heat.
  • Combine sweet potato, sucanut, honey, cocoa powder, vanilla and apple sauce. I used my blender, food processor would work well too.
  • Add the chocolate/oil mix and blend/combine until smooth- should be creamy, not too dry.
  • Transfer ingredients to a bowl and mix in the flour, baking powder, sea salt, cinnamon and cayenne.
  • Add water if needed for desired consistency.
  • Pour  batter into the pan, smooth it out with a spatula and bake it for about 35-40 minutes.
  • Insert a tooth pick in to make sure cooked through, they should be firm when you press down.
  • Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.

Warm Vanilla Sesame Milk
1 cup nuts/seeds of choice, soaked for 4-6 hours and rinsed
2 cups water (or tea)
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp Irish Moss, prepared
sweetener of choice (I like coconut syrup or raw honey)

  • Blend together nuts/seeds and water.
  • Run through My Nut Sack to strain out the pulp.
  • Return to blender and add in vanilla, Irish Moss and sweetener of choice.
  • Blend until smooth
  • Transfer to a pot and heat just until warm. You want to keep it below 75 degrees- no cooking happening here!
Fun times are coming with all the new fresh goodness of fall, new classes, more giveaways, a big announcement and awesome additions to your kick bottom team!
Question of The Day: Starting school or not, what is this fall bringing for you?

10 Responses to “Spicy Sweet Potato Brownies + Warm Vanilla Sesame Milk”

  1. Andrea Palen said…
    Yum, yum. These sound perfect for today... it feels so much like fall!! Burrrrr. Sound delicious!
  2. [...] contact Making Love in the Kitchen « Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot and Spicy (Brownies) [...]
  3. OK so I couldn't wait -- made these brownies IMMEDIATELY -- and had to post about them this week. Ay Caramba they're amazing.
  4. [...] held a jar of fresh sesame milk and sang love songs to My Nut Sack after mixing up the most amazing Hot and Spicy Brownies you’ve ever [...]
  5. Marilene said…
    I made these yesterday! Amazing! They're super fudgey just how I like my brownies :) I sent the recipe to my best friend who is trying wheat free for 2 weeks. Thanks again for your culinary brilliance Meghan!
  6. [...] I’m experimenting with gluten free baking. Thus far I’ve had 1 unqualified success (Hot & Spicy Brownies), 1 delicious but hideous looking success (Incredible Hulk Bread), and am looking forward to seeing [...]
  7. [...] know my Spicy brownies have been a big hit. I’ve made these brownies with sweet potato and with squash, with barley [...]
  8. [...] 3)    Smell – breathe in lavender, peppermint, Meghan’s brownies  [...]
  9. feeling hot hot hot for dessert!
  10. [...] Bring a dish with you to a party. Toting something healthy along to share ensures you have something to munch on and gives you the chance to share your love of healthy eating with others. Quinoa salads and dips are good choices, and who could say no to Meghan’s spicy sweet potato brownies? [...]

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