Sweet Potato Brownies

Breakfast or dessert? These chocolatey and decadent sweet potato brownies are wholesome and delicious enough to be either! They are perfect for when you’re craving a sweet treat but don’t want to send your body on a blood sugar roller coaster. They also make a delightfully indulgent breakfast with a cup of coffee. YUM.

These brownies are lightly and naturally sweetened with honey, and use a instant oats for absorbency instead of flour. For a sweetener free option, try swapping the honey for a mashed banana or applesauce.

I used to make these tasty treats without any oats (this version is pictured) but I found that the addition of the oats makes them cakier. I blitz the dry oats in a food processor for a few seconds to process them into a finer texture, but you can also leave your oats unprocessed. In this case, I recommend quick oats because they are smaller and more absorbent. You can also use almond or oat flour, or your flour of choice if flour isn’t an issue for you.

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Sweet Potato Brownies

These chocolatey and decadent sweet potato brownies are wholesome and delicious enough to be breakfast or dessert!
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Active Time: 15 minutes
Inactive Time: 30 minutes
Cooling Time: 30 minutes
Servings 3

Ingredients
 

  • 1/4 cup almond butter, 2 oz
  • 1 cup cooked mashed sweet potato, 8 oz
  • 2 tbsp honey, or other liquid sweetener of choice
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp instant oats, or almond meal, oat flour, or your flour of choice
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup nuts, walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, etc.
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Cook your sweet potato until soft using your preferred method. Allow to cool and remove the peels. You can bake them, steam them, or pressure cook them for this recipe.
  • Preheat the oven to 350° F
  • Mash the sweet potato, sweetener, almond butter, and eggs in a bowl and mix until well combined.
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients and combine well.
  • Spread the mixture evenly in a greased or parchment lined brownie dish. Top with a sprinkle of cacao nibs, nuts, or chocolate chips.
  • Depending on how shallow the dish is, the cooking time will vary. Start with 30 minutes, and add more time if needed. They should be chocolatey and gooey, but cooked through.
  • Let the brownies cool before breaking into them. (I know it’s hard!)

Notes

  • I love gooey brownies, but if you don’t like the texture, you could add more flour, almond meal, or ground oats to help with absorbency.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 489kcal (24%)Carbohydrates: 55g (18%)Protein: 16g (32%)Fat: 27g (42%)Saturated Fat: 8g (50%)Trans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 109mg (36%)Sodium: 376mg (16%)Potassium: 975mg (28%)Fiber: 11g (46%)Sugar: 24g (27%)Vitamin A: 18099IU (362%)Vitamin C: 18mg (22%)Calcium: 193mg (19%)Iron: 4mg (22%)
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23 Comments

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  3. Hi – Do you think this recipe
    Will work if I sub mashed banana for the honey?

    • Yes, I think it would work great! I haven’t tried it but I think applesauce or mashed banana would work. If you try it let me know how it goes!

  4. 5 stars
    Made these for Valentine’s Day for our teenagers yesterday. They LOVED them!!! I subbed banana for the honey and didn’t use the chocolate chips as we are all avoiding sugar and flour. (I’m following BLE… so I’m thinking this wouldn’t be compliant with it… right?) Thank you for the lovely recipe and the special treat for the kids It looked SO good! ☺️

    • Awww thank you Cheryl for the feedback! I’m so glad your family loved it and you were able to make it work for everyone! You’re right, chocolate is not compliant with BLE but I am a serious chocolate lover and couldn’t get behind that. 😉

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  6. 5 stars
    I made these a few days ago and they are my new favorite dessert. I used unsweetened applesauce for the sweetener and it worked fine. I also left out the choc. chips because I didn’t have any on hand. I think these actually get better after sitting in the fridge a day or two.

    • I agree about letting them sit (if they survive that long!) Glad you loved them, thanks for the feedback and for sharing your substitutions. xoxo

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  16. Kathryn Christison

    Can you sub a flax egg for the egg? I’m a bit new to this…

  17. 5 stars
    I am loving your new cook book..and the brownies are on my list. Thanks for all the great recipes

  18. 5 stars
    FANTASTIC BROWNIES!!!!! I used crunchy no sugar Peanut butter, and a chocolate baking bar as no cocoa on hand. Used applesauce instead of honey. These were better than great. My husband could not believe they had sweet potatoes in them. He loved them too.
    I bought your cookbook and am sure I will find many other great recipes. It should be delivered in the next few days. Thanks Katie!!!!

    • Katie Gates

      Aww, yay!! Thanks for your enthusiastic feedback! 🙂 I hope you love exploring the cookbook!

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