Fudgy and delicious, these one-bowl Paleo Sweet Potato Brownies are super easy to make! Packing good-for-you sweet potatoes, you are going to be dazzled that these bites of heaven are also grain-free, gluten free and dairy-free. 

sweet potato brownies, cut into pieces, spread out on parchment paper.

Easy Sweet Potato Brownies

Someone (okay, multiple people) asked me why I veggie-load pretty much all of my recipes. Why do I try to have veggies at every meal. Why do I bother to add veggies to everything…even desserts!?

And the simple answer to that is: Why not?

I mean, if I am going to eat something, I want it to serve my body as much as it can. For it to have as many nutrients in it as possible. This is my fuel after all! And I want to run my body to run on and to raise my family on amazing food that powers us up rather than weighing us down.

And while there are many schools of thoughts on nutrition and how people should eat for optimal health, almost always…veggies are in mix.

One-bowl sweet potato brownies all mixed up before baking.

Health benefits of sweet potato

The realest for of real food, veggies offer our bodies a diverse source of nutrients, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Now, I don’t know about you…but that is something I WANT at every meal. At every fuel up. So, at every opportunity, I veggie-load the food.

Take the sweet potatoes in this recipe. While they are a starchy vegetable, they a rich source of fiber as well as containing oodles of vitamins and minerals like ironcalcium, selenium. Sweet Potatoes are a good source of  B vitamins and vitamin C. And they are also high in beta-carotene.

And I get to eat my cake (okay, fine its a brownie) and all of this goodness too. So, I ask you, why not veggie-load your food?

Sweet potato brownies spread in the baking pan with a hand sprinkling chocolate chips on top before baking.

Suggested Adaptations

  1. Make them nut-free! Sub the nut butter in this recipe with sunflower butter
  2. Reduce the sweetness by reducing the amount of chocolate chips. I love a good, fudgy, chocolate-loaded brownie, but if you are looking to reduce the added sugar in these sweet potato brownies, you cut back on the chocolate chips you add.
  3. Replace the sweet potato with pumpkin puree or butternut squash puree. I find these orange veggies can easily be swapped out in most recipes.

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Sweet potato brownies after baking and stacked on top of one another.
4.88 from 16 votes

Paleo Sweet Potato Brownies

Yield: 16 small brownies
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
Fudgy and delicious, these one-bowl Sweet Potato Brownies are super easy to make! Packing good-for-you sweet potatoes, you are going to be dazzled that these bites of heaven are also Paleo, gluten free and dairy-free. 

Ingredients
 

  • 1/2 cup cooked and mashed sweet potato
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup almond butter , Can use peanut butter if Paleo is not needed. Or use sunflower seed butter for nut-free option
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips + extra for topping, be sure to use a dairy-free brand if dairy-free is important.

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350℉ and line a square baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the chocolate chips. Mix together using a spatula or wooden spoon until the batter is smooth and everything has been incorporated.
  • Let the batter sit for 5 minutes so that the coconut flour can absorb the wet ingredients.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Spread in lined pan, using the spoon or spatula to make sure that the batter is evenly distributed in the pan.
  • Sprinkle extra chocolate chips on top (optional).
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes
  • Let the brownies completely cool before slicing. The longer they cool, the more they will firm up.
  • Once sliced, enjoy one (of course) and then store leftovers in an airtight container in fridge or freezer!
Serving: 1brownie, Calories: 124kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 21mg, Sodium: 55mg, Potassium: 95mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 632IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 29mg, Iron: 1mg