Sweet Potato Brownies

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Satisfy your sweet tooth guilt-free with these moist and fudgy sweet potato brownies! With the perfect balance of rich chocolate flavor and the added goodness of sweet potatoes, these treats are irresistibly delicious and health-conscious.
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These delicious sweet potato brownies boast a luxurious, indulgent, fudgy, and gooey texture! Made from just five basic pantry items, this one-bowl recipe requires only 30 minutes of your time. These healthy brownies feature a perfect balance between being suitable for every day treats and decadently rich for special occasions!

Sweet potato brownies.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • These sweet potato brownies are quick and easy!
  • This recipe takes only 30 minutes to make.
  • They are super fudgy and gooey.
  • Only 5 ingredients are needed. For an even easier recipe, make these 3 Ingredient Brownies!
  • These brownies are made in one mixing bowl.
  • They are healthy enough for an afternoon snack but sweet enough for dessert.
  • Kids do not even realize they are eating a healthier option!
  • This recipe is Paleo, grain free, gluten free, dairy free, egg free, and contains no refined sugar.
  • Check out these Fudge Brownies for another delicious sweet treat!

Ingredients & Substitutes

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for these sweet potato brownies. Scroll down to the recipe card below for the entire recipe.

Cook the sweet potatoes before making this recipe. Roast, microwave, or boil them. If you boil the potatoes, squeeze out all excess water.

Creamy almond butter adds healthy fats and protein. Use almond butter made from only almonds and salt. If desired, use all-natural creamy peanut butter or cashew butter.

Cocoa powder adds a delicious chocolate flavor.

These brownies are sweetened naturally with pure maple syrup. Use honey instead of needed.

Lastly, add in dark chocolate chips.

Ingredients for sweet potato brownies.

Taste & Texture

Sweet potato brownies strike the perfect balance between rich chocolate flavor and subtle sweetness from the sweet potatoes.

The addition of sweet potatoes not only enhances the taste but also contributes to a moist and fudgy texture that will keep you coming back for more.

How to Make

Step 1

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line an 8 inch by 8 inch square pan with parchment paper.

Step 2

In a large mixing bowl, add the mashed sweet potatoes, almond butter, cocoa powder, and maple syrup. Stir to combine.

Step 3

Then, fold in the chocolate chips.

Sweet potato batter.

Step 4

Transfer the brownie batter to the prepared pan. Smooth out into an even layer.

Square pan with batter.

Step 5

Bake for 18 to 21 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out with only moist crumbs.

Baked sweet potato brownies.

Step 6

Finally, remove the pan from the oven. Allow the sweet potato brownies to cool before slicing and serving.

Rich fudge brownies.

Expert Tips for Success

Follow these tips and tricks to make the best sweet potato brownies!

Roast your sweet potatoes: Roasting intensifies their flavor compared to boiling or steaming.

Don’t overmix the batter: A few lumps are fine.

Use room temperature ingredients: This ensures even mixing and baking.

Line your pan with parchment paper: Makes cleanup a breeze!

Don’t overbake: Slightly underbaked is better than dry and crumbly. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out with moist crumbs.

Close up of sweet potato brownies.

Flavor Variations & Add-Ins

Here are some fun ways to switch up the flavors of your sweet potato brownies.

Spice it up: Add a pinch of cinnamon, cayenne pepper, or nutmeg for a warming kick.

Nutty delight: Fold in chopped walnuts, pecans, or almonds for a satisfying crunch.

Chocolate chips galore: Semi-sweet, dark, or even white chocolate chips are all welcome!

Fruity twist: Swirl in some raspberry jam or peanut butter for a delicious swirl.

How to Serve & Store

Enjoy your Sweet Potato Brownies warm with a glass of milk or vanilla ice cream.

They also store well in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days, or in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use canned sweet potato puree?

Yes, canned sweet potato puree is a convenient alternative. Make sure it’s unsweetened and not mixed with other ingredients.

Can I make these brownies vegan?

They are vegan as written.

Do they taste like sweet potatoes?

No, they do not taste like sweet potatoes. The sweet potatoes give them an ultra gooey texture.

Sliced sweet potato bars.

Equipment Needed

Pre-Cut Parchment Paper Sheets: These parchment paper sheets are great for baking these sweet potato brownies.

Pyrex 3 Glass Mixing Bowls: I use these mixing bowls when baking and cooking!

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  1. 4 stars
    If you are a “clean eater,” these are great. They definitely satisfy my sweet tooth, and I feel way better about eating one than a box brownie. My 14-year-old son, however, tried one and said, “Mom, no way. Please just make regular brownies.” Again, I thought they were good! But not a hit with my kids.