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Gluten Free Corn Flake, Sweet Potato and Pecan Brownies

4.3/5 rating (3 votes)
  • Serves: 12
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Ready in: 25-30 mins
  • Difficulty: Moderate
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Gluten Free Corn Flake, Sweet Potato and Pecan Brownies

Ingredients

  • 100ml light extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for greasing baking tin
  • 150g bitter chocolate, chopped
  • 120g gluten free flour (see recipe below)
  • 100g finely crushed Nestlé Gluten Free Honey Corn Flakes
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp xanthan gum
  • 150g roughly chopped pecans
  • 150g soft brown sugar
  • 2 medium eggs, room temperature
  • 250g skinless cooked sweet potato pulp (warm)
  • For the Gluten free flour - makes 500g
  • 175g sorghum flour
  • 175g potato starch
  • 150g tapioca flour

Method

  • For this recipe begin by making the gluten free flour. Thoroughly sieve together the sorghum flour, potato starch and tapioca flour. Alternatively the 3 ingredients can be mixed together in a food processor and pulsed until combined.
  • Next pre-heat the oven to 200°C, gas 6. Line a 25cm square baking tray or baking dish with parchment paper and oil well.
  • Melt the chocolate and oil together over a pan of simmering water, or gently in the microwave. Be careful that the chocolate doesn’t get too hot while doing this. 
  • In a bowl mix together the gluten free flour, finely crushed cornflakes, baking powder, xanthan gum, pecans and sugar.
  • Pour the warm oil and chocolate mixture into the warm potato pulp and beat well before adding the eggs.
  • Finally add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and stir well.
  • Spoon the mixture into the baking tin and bake for about 30 minutes, or until set, the exact time of baking will depend on your oven.
  • Remove from the oven and leave to cool slightly before cutting in to squares to eat immediately, or freeze for future use.

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To create the perfect sweet potato pulp bake 2 medium sweet potatoes in their skins for about 45 minutes at 190 °C, gas mark 5. Once the potatoes are soft slice them in half and scoop out the flesh.

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