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August 6, 2013 1:23 PM
I like a box of cake mix and a can of pure pumpkin puree. It turns the cake mix into the texture of a brownie.

I am going to try the spice cake mix, that sounds yummy!
August 6, 2013 1:29 PM
In the fall I do the 15oz can of pumpkin + yellow cake mix + bit of vanilla and pumpkin pie spice all the time. I don't do it because it's "healthier" (it's not, by much - a bit less fat and a bit more fiber and that's it), I do it because it's frigging tasty. I do it as muffins with a brown butter glaze. Mmmmmmm...... Never tried it (or sweet potatoes) with brownie mix, though. For some reason, pumpkin + chocolate doesn't do it for me, and I think sweet potatoes would be the same way.
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August 6, 2013 1:31 PM
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I like a box of cake mix and a can of pure pumpkin puree. It turns the cake mix into the texture of a brownie.

I am going to try the spice cake mix, that sounds yummy!

I like this too, I usually make it into muffins which are conveniently single serving! I've tried it with spice cake mix and chocolate cake mix (my hubby's favorite) but my personal favorite is with lemon cake mix! I know it sounds weird but it makes an amazing muffin! I might make some later today!
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August 6, 2013 1:55 PM
I use cauliflower.
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August 6, 2013 2:09 PM
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.......Swapping out eggs, oil, etc. for veggies can't really be a bad thing. ......


are you certain it can't be a bad thing? can we ask what the crowd thinks?

"Crowd, is swapping out eggs and oil for veggies a bad thing?"










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Edited by DavPul On August 6, 2013 2:34 PM
August 6, 2013 2:29 PM
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I use cauliflower.


lol
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August 6, 2013 2:49 PM
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QUOTE:

.......Swapping out eggs, oil, etc. for veggies can't really be a bad thing. ......


are you certain it can't be a bad thing? can we ask what the crowd thinks?

"Crowd, is swapping out eggs and oil for veggies a bad thing?"










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It seems the people have spoken...
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August 6, 2013 5:43 PM
I like brownies, sweet potato pie, and pumpkin pie.

That is all.
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August 7, 2013 12:10 AM
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I use cauliflower.


Dirt.

It's organic and low cals.
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August 7, 2013 12:15 AM
I tried pumpkin brownie once. I was sorely disappointed disappointed with them. I ate one then tossed them out because ick.

If you must substitute try Greek yogurt instead of oil and substitute eggs/egg whites in place of eggs. Or just make smaller portions.
August 7, 2013 5:09 AM
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QUOTE:

.......Swapping out eggs, oil, etc. for veggies can't really be a bad thing. ......


are you certain it can't be a bad thing? can we ask what the crowd thinks?

"Crowd, is swapping out eggs and oil for veggies a bad thing?"










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You asked a Canadian crowd. I don't think that can be used as a general concensus.
August 7, 2013 5:53 AM
IMO, if you are looking for healthier brownie options, you shouldnt use the box stuff at all. make them from scratch. you will get much better macros if you just skip using the box and use your own ingredients. I have made homemade brownies with black beans, and homemade brownies with pumpkin puree both very tasty-- im thinking sweet potato would be just as good.
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August 7, 2013 5:56 AM
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IMO, if you are looking for healthier brownie options, you shouldnt use the box stuff at all. make them from scratch. you will get much better macros if you just skip using the box and use your own ingredients. I have made homemade brownies with black beans, and homemade brownies with pumpkin puree both very tasty-- im thinking sweet potato would be just as good.


What? You can make brownies without a box mix?
August 7, 2013 6:17 AM
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August 7, 2013 8:43 AM
Mmm spice cake and pumpkin sounds yummy!
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August 24, 2013 5:39 PM
OP- did you ever wind up making these? Not sure why people jumped on you for wanting to use substitutes. I made black bean brownies a few months ago & they were pretty good. I want to try the sweet potatoe ones next. My 4 yr old loves chocolate & hey, any way I can get a veggie in her ill try!
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August 24, 2013 10:16 PM
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OP- did you ever wind up making these? Not sure why people jumped on you for wanting to use substitutes. I made black bean brownies a few months ago & they were pretty good. I want to try the sweet potatoe ones next. My 4 yr old loves chocolate & hey, any way I can get a veggie in her ill try!


Yes! They had a very fudgy texture, and they were actually quite delicious topped with some peanut butter. heart
August 25, 2013 5:32 AM
Awesome, thank you! How much sweet potato did you use? Every Sunday my little lady & I bake something so this is on our menu today :)
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August 25, 2013 5:46 AM
So funny I saw this post - I just made sweet potato pancakes from a recipie in a magazine I got at my fitness confrence.

They were sadly not all that amazing - taste was ok but they were too soft and not enough texture for me. As its been said before - sacrificing texture is sometimes the result and you get little in return on the calorie side. I also felt like they should have been a side on my dinner plate rather than breakfast. (Reminded me of thanks giving)

That being said I think Ill have to stick to my Banana Buckwheat panackes. BUT I did really like the "puree" at the start of the recipie. Sweet potato with vanilla protien powder pureed together, before the eggs went in, it was damn tasty. It would probably make a good snack - protien + carbs LOL. Better than regular mashed sweet potatos! HAHAHAHA
August 25, 2013 1:36 PM
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Awesome, thank you! How much sweet potato did you use? Every Sunday my little lady & I bake something so this is on our menu today :)


Sorry for the late response! It was just a box of dark chocolate brownie mix with two pureed sweet potatoes mixed in and baked for 40 minutes at 350 degrees.
August 26, 2013 3:44 AM
I tried it, too. The adults liked them...not too sweet, very fudgy in texture...the kids ate them, and asked for seconds, but they weren't a hit -not sweet enough. I'm planning on trying it again, this time use a scratch blondie recipe and let the sweet potato flavor come through.

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