Sweet Potato Pie Brownies

Combining different tasty food items is not always a success. Strawberries, eggs, dill pickles, and milk for example. Or maybe vanilla, green beans, pumpkin, almonds and onions. If those sound good to you, I apologize. To me they sound disgusting!
Here's another odd sounding combination: garbanzo beans, cream cheese, quinoa, dark chocolate, and sweet potatoes... This combination is different! They may not seem like they should go together, but they definitely do! Don't believe me? Try this recipe! You won't regret it!
Brownie Layer:
1 1/2 C dark chocolate chips (melted)
1 C garbanzo beans, cooked, drained, and cooled
1 C cooked quinoa (I used red quinoa)
2 large eggs
1/2 C sugar
1 TB olive oil
1/2 tsp baking powder

Sweet Potato Layer:
1/4 C sugar
1 C sweet potato puree
3 oz cream cheese (softened)
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground clove
1/4 tsp nutmeg

In a food processor, blend together: melted chocolate, garbanzo beans, quinoa, sugar, oil, and baking powder. Once they are blended well, add the eggs and blend some more until everything is smooth.

I do it in this order because I don't want egg to come into direct contact with freshly melted chocolate if it's still hot at all. Once the chocolate is blended in, the other ingredients will cool it down enough to avoid partially cooking the eggs. It might be just fine to blend everything at once, but I'm paranoid because I once had a roommate accidentally cook parts of the egg in her cookie dough when she poured hot melted butter in it. Those cookies were not very good. Anyway, on to the next step...
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Pour the brownie batter into a greased 9x9 or similar sized baking dish and smooth it out evenly. Next, mix together all of the ingredients for the sweet potato layer. Spoon the sweet potato layer evenly over the top of the brownie layer. Give it a few stirs if you want to create a marbled effect. Smooth out the top. Bake in the oven at 350 F for approximately 45-50 minutes. Eat warm or chilled. Store, covered in your fridge. I think I enjoy them chilled best and with a dollop of whipped cream, the same way I like my sweet potato pie!

These brownies are gluten free, packed with fiber, protein, and other great nutrients, but they don't taste healthy to me! They are rich and fudgy. So far the non-gluten free people I've fed these too have enjoyed them too. I always make them guess what's in them and they can never tell! I hope you enjoy them!

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  1. Dream come true - sweet potato and chocolate!! will give this a try :)

  2. Thanks for sharing! When I make them I'll link recipe back to you.

    1. You're welcome; I'm glad you liked it! I would love to have you link back! Enjoy the brownies! :)

  3. These look good! It is a different mixture but I think I will try it :)

    1. Thank you! It is different... but in a good way! :) Enjoy!

  4. These sounds amazing! What are cooked garbanzo beans? Are canned ones okay to use and are those considered to be already "cooked?"

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Canned beans are cooked, so you can use canned beans if you'd like. I prefer to cook my own beans at home for several reasons, one of which is, I think they have a better flavor and texture than canned beans. Sorry if my directions were a little unclear and I hope this helps. Enjoy!

  5. OMG. Sounds delicious! Can't wait to try it.

  6. OMG... they sound great. I can't wait to try them.

    1. Thank you! I hope you like them as much as I do!

  7. Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Hope your week is great!

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

    1. Awesome! Thanks Cindy; I really appreciate that! I just started following you on pinterest! :)
      Have a fantastic week!

  8. Oh, wow. These look like perfection! Yum. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

  9. thanks for sharing with us, featuring your recipe on AFW this week!

    1. Thank you for featuring my brownies at Allergy Free Wednesday! Have a great week!

  10. These look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing them on The Creative Home & Garden Hop! I featured your post this week!

    1. Thanks for featuring me this week! Have a fantastic week!

  11. Thanx for sharing at THT. Looks like a great recipe.

  12. these look great. I'm going to try them but with out the cream cheese. I'm thinking to add an egg to the sweet potato and then swirl in that layer. Thanks

    1. Thank you! I'd love to hear how they turn out. Enjoy!

  13. Wow, how creative - they look delicious! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,

  14. Can you do the same recipe but use Pumpkin instead? Probably won't be as sweet since pumpkin isn't as sweet as sweet potatoes.

    1. I think you could easily use pumpkin instead of sweet potato! Let me know how it turns out!

  15. Yum, I think I have all these ingredients, even the red quinoa! I think I might make these for Monday night FHE :)


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