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Sweet Potato Brownies

Rich, decadent, & ultra fudgy sweet potato brownies…

sweet potato brownies

Two days ago, I was finally able to post about my second cookbook.

And these sweet potato brownies are my way of saying thank you… because nothing could have prepared me for the unbelievably supportive reader response that followed.

I was shocked by how many people went and bought a copy of the book right there on the first day, and I am so grateful to all of you. Thank you so ridiculously much.

I wish I could bake you all an actual tray of brownies.

I’m still at a loss for words.

Seriously, thank you.

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As you probably know by now, I love showing my gratitude through food.

And you probably also know by now how much I love brownies – Vegan Brownies, Black Bean Brownies, even Brownie Cheesecake

Today you get brownies again.

Hope you like brownies.

(Doesn’t everyone like brownies???)

These sweet potato brownies are soft, gooey, and oh-so-chocolatey.

They taste like pure bliss and are pretty much impossible to stop eating… until suddenly you look up and the whole tray is gone.

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Brownies have a sneaky way of disappearing like that.

In these secretly lightened-up brownies, the sweet potato adds depth of flavor and moisture, keeping the brownies soft and fudgy without needing any oil in the recipe.

The vegan sweet potato brownie recipe can be suitable for low calorie, gluten free, and sugar free diets, and there’s a flourless option as well.

To make them nut free, just use sunbutter or your favorite allergy-friendly alternative to peanut butter.

You also get extra protein (5.6 grams per brownie!), iron from the cocoa, and a vegetable serving, all at the same time.

Brownies > vitamins.

(Please don’t quote me on this.)

Related: How To Cook Sweet Potatoes – The BEST Way

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Sweet Potato Brownies

These sweet potato brownies are so rich and decadent, no one can ever believe the secret healthy ingredient!
4.89/5 (150)
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 12 – 16 brownies


  • 3/4 cup sweet potato puree
  • 1 cup peanut or almond butter OR allergy-friendly sub
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp flour (Oat, white, or spelt flour all work, and readers have reported success with almond flour)
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips + more for the top optional
  • 2/3 cup sugar (for refined-sugar-free, try these Almond Butter Brownies)
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 325 F. Line an 8-inch pan with parchment paper or grease well. Gently heat your nut butter until easily stir-able. Then whisk it together with the sweet potato and vanilla extract in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, stir together all remaining ingredients – make sure that baking soda is evenly incorporated! Pour dry into wet (not the other way around), and smooth into the prepared pan, scooping out all traces of batter and using a second sheet of parchment to really smooth it down evenly. Bake on the center oven rack 20 minutes. It will look a little underdone, but it firms up as it cools. (If, for some reason, yours is still too gooey after cooling, loosely cover and let it sit in the fridge a few hours.)
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Published on October 13, 2016

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  1. Lynne Pifer says

    Made these last night, and both my boyfriend and I thought that they were fabulous! And just as good today. I forgot to add the salt, and it was not missed. Great way to add a little fiber into the diet. I love that these brownies have nutritional value – probably vitamin A as well as the fiber and iron. Thanks for a delicious recipe.

  2. Lori Goertzen says

    These are soooo good! Wow thanks😌 I did do 1/2 c honey instead of sugar and used naturally peanut butter and they were amazing 🤩

  3. Judith says

    What a delight for my picky family to have Sweet Potatoes Brownies for after dinner dessert and never asked me what they were or what was in them lol They just said make more please 😊

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