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.Jump to Recipe
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.
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 iron, calcium, 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?
- Make them nut-free! Sub the nut butter in this recipe with sunflower butter
- 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.
- Replace the sweet potato with pumpkin puree or butternut squash puree. I find these orange veggies can easily be swapped out in most recipes.
Other one-bowl recipes you are going to love!
- Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Muffins
- One-Bowl Carrot Paleo Muffins
- One-Bowl Paleo Carrot Banana Muffins
- One-Bowl Peanut Butter Carrot Blondies
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One-Bowl Sweet Potato Brownies
- 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.
- 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!
The nutritional information is provided as an estimate only and may vary based on the product type, servings and other factors. If you are following a diet, please consult with a professional nutritionist or your doctor. Stay healthy!
Would it be ok to sub all purpose gluten free flour for coconut flour??
I honestly haven’t tried it with a gf flour blend. I imagine that you’d need to reduce the amount of flour, but that is just a guess.
This recipe is great but isn’t 3/4 of Cocoa powder too much? I followed the recipe and the brownie came out a bit too bitter.
I actually like dark chocolate, so perhaps I enjoy my sweets slightly bitter. But I appreciate your note! I’ll add that maybe reducing the cocoa powder to 1/2 cup might be better for those who enjoy a less dark chocolate flavor.
Hi! I just want to ask if you’ve ever tried this recipe without the cocoa powder? I’m allergic to chocolate, 😢 and it’s hard for me to find great baking recipes that are gluten free, have a vegan version, sugar free…etc; I have a lot of allergies. So if you were to try to leave it out would you decrease the wet ingredients; or add more flour?
I’ve never tried it without cocoa powder and am not sure how they would turn out. Here is anther recipe of mine that you might find helpful!
Please post how many calories, carbs, protein and fat per brownie using recipe above.
P.S. I love these brownies and keep them frozen for my delight. I’ll also top them with Cool Whip for a low carb treat. Thank you.
Well that sounds heavenly!
Can I use almond flour instead?
I haven’t tried these with almond flour. In my experience, coconut flour and almond flour behave very differently in recipes and I honestly can’t say how it would turn out.
Sounds good but I have two questions. If I use regular flour, is it the same amount? And can I use creamy peanut butter? I have all the ingredients on hand if I use these substitutes. Thanks!
I truthfully haven’t tried it with wheat flour, so I’m not sure how it would come out. But yes, you can totally use PB..any nut butter works for this recipe 🙂
Did you end up giving it a try with regular flour? How did they turn out?
This looks delicious! I’m wondering what you think about subbing banana for the honey..? I’ve cooked with bananas as the sweetener before, and would do ½ c banana in place of the ½ c honey called for
I haven’t tried it but it might work! They will be milder in sweetness, but I could see it still being yummy!
I am genuinely pleased with these
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Can you taste the sweet potato or does it taste like a regular brownie?
My daughter reports “they taste like regular brownies!”
YUM! Any thoughts on subbing eggs?
I have made them with flax “eggs” and they come out okay….but don’t hold together great.