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Dr Nilu’s Chocolate Pecan Slice Recipe


Steamed sweet potato, 300g
Mashed banana, 100g
Almond flour, 300g
Eggs, beaten, 4
Coconut Oil, 100g
Raw chocolate powder, 5 heaped tablespoons
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
Honey, according to taste
Handful of chopped pecans for mixture and whole pecans to decorate

This delicious chocolate slice is gluten free! It has a soft smooth chocolaty centre and a chewy crust. It is quick and easy to make and contains raw chocolate powder which is stuffed full of antioxidants! Delicious with chopped fruit and a dollop of coconut yoghurt.


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C
  2. This is quick and easy to make if you have a food processor.
  3. Mash the sweet potato and banana and stir until well mixed
  4. Add the almond flour and mix well
  5. Add the beaten egg mixture and then the coconut oil and make sure it is well mixed
  6. Mix the chocolate powder and bicarbonate of soda and add to mixture, mixing well
  7. The mixture is naturally quite sweet but it you prefer it a bit sweeter, please add honey to taste
  8. Lastly, add chopped pecans
  9. Oil a baking dish and then add mixture til it is about 6 cms deep
  10. Add the pecans to decorate
  11. Bake for approximately 30-45 minutes (times vary according to oven)
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