Gluten Free City Girl

9 Jul

I don’t care if you are gluten-free or not, you need to check out my sweet friend Christine’s blog here! She is the official Gluten Free City Girl and will make your eyes pop out of your head with the healthy, insanely delicious variations on traditionally “unhealthy” food! She is a wiz in the kitchen and is now sharing her secrets!

Here is one of my fave recipes she makes. And no, you are not delusional. That does read SWEET POTATO in front of the word BROWNIE, two words that have likely never been uttered together before. But they should also put the word DELICIOUS in front because that is what they are 🙂


Sweet Potato Brownies



Here is the ultimate guilt-free snack! Low in calories, high in vitamins. Gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free. Absolutely delicious. 


2 medium sweet potatoes or 1.5 large ones

2/3 cup almonds (I used a mixture of almonds and hazelnuts)

½ cup quinoa flakes

½ cup dates

3 tbs cacao powder

3 tbs maple syrup

2 tbs shredded unsweetened coconut

Pinch of salt

Splash of almond milk


Peel and chop sweet potatoes and boil until soft. Soak the dates in water to soften then add them to the almonds, quinoa flakes, cacao powder, coconut and salt in a blender or food processor. Add a splash of almond milk to help it blend as much as possible. In a large bowl, mash the sweet potatoes and mix in the rest of the ingredients. Pour in a square baking dish and bake for approx. 30-40 minutes or until the top becomes darker and crispy. They will be very moist so let them cool for a few minutes before cutting into squares. They can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. 


One Response to “Gluten Free City Girl”

  1. Fitness On Toast July 9, 2014 at 6:09 PM #

    om nom – good referral, thanks 😀

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