Above photo taken by me, extracted from, surprise, another post about drinking.
As always, cessation of alcohol results in Hulk-like inflation of Sweet Tooth. My other teeth are slowly, desperately backing away from the growing, pulsing abomination in the shadowy back corner of the (room? mouth? Sudden metaphor fatigue. Pretty sure the sweet tooth is located in the brain anyway and hopefully not green).
In an effort to prevent the Hulk from destructively snapping his restraints and metaphorically trashing the (room? mouth? brain?), I was thinking about trying to make something I might love but wouldn't make me feel like an ass and a half if I did have a bit of a sugar wipeout. Some Googling resulted in this, from My Paleo Life, which I've changed a little in advance.
sweet potato brownies.
100g pure chocolate (not unsweetened, but like 70-74% cacao)
2 medium sweet potatoes, boiled
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp almond flour (I ended up using 2 tbsp finely ground hazelnuts instead)
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
Melt the chocolate in the coconut oil in a double boiler. Puree the sweet potato in a food processor until smooth, making sure there are no lumps. Add the other ingredients and mix until very smooth and creamy. Transfer the batter to an oiled 8×8 baking dish. Bake at 160C for 35 to 40 minutes. Test for doneness and check every 5 minutes until well it's done. After it's done, PUT MOST OF IT IN THE FREEZER.