These sweet potato brownies are rich, decadent, fudgy, and gooey! They are made with only five pantry staple ingredients. This one-bowl recipe takes only 30 minutes. These brownies come together super quickly and easily. They are healthy enough for every day, but rich enough for special occasions!

Sweet potato brownies.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • These sweet potato brownies are rich and decadent.
  • The mashed sweet potatoes give them a super fudgy texture.
  • They are quick and easy to make.
  • There are only 5 healthy ingredients. These 3 Ingredient Brownies are easy too!
  • Only one mixing bowl is required.
  • They are great for many diets and lifestyles.
  • Even picky eaters love them!
  • This recipe is Paleo, grain free, gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan, and refined sugar free.
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Ingredients & Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions. Scroll down to the recipe card for the full ingredients list and instructions.

First, use cooked mashed sweet potatoes. To do this, roast them, microwave them, or boil them. If boiling, then blot out any excess water.

Both creamy all-natural almond butter and all-natural peanut butter work well. For nut free, use sunflower butter.

Cocoa powder adds a rich chocolate flavor. Use regular or dark cocoa powder.

Pure maple syrup adds sweetness. Replace with date syrup or honey if needed.

Lastly, add in dark chocolate chips. Regular chocolate chips work well too.

Ingredients for sweet potato brownies.

Taste & Texture

These sweet potato brownies are rich and super fudgy. They are gooey! They are more soft and less chewy than traditional brownies.

These brownies have a rich flavor. They are chocolaty. The sweet potato flavor is not very detectable. Instead, it adds a subtle sweetness.

How to Make

Step 1

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line an 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 until combined.

Sweet potato and cocoa in bowl.

Step 3

Then, fold in the dark chocolate chips.

Chocolate chip brownie batter.

Step 4

Transfer the batter to the lined pan. Smooth into an even layer.

Square pan with chocolate batter.

Step 5

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

Baked gooey brownies.

Step 6

Lastly, remove the pan from the oven. Allow the brownies to cool before slicing and serving.

Dark fudge bars.

Expert Tips & Tricks

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

Cook the potatoes until they are fork tender and easily mashed.

These brownies are very soft and fudgy.

Allow them to fully cool before slicing.

How to Serve & Store

Serve these healthy sweet potato brownies once cooled.

They pair well with smoothies, coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.

I love a warm brownie with ice cream! Add a drizzle of melted chocolate or almond butter on top for the ultimate treat.

Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

To extend shelf life, store in the fridge for up to 7 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Close up of sweet potato brownies.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you use sweet potatoes to make brownies?

Yes! These sweet potato brownies are delicious.

Do these brownies taste like sweet potatoes?

No, these brownies have a subtle sweetness and rich chocolate flavor.

How do you cook the sweet potatoes?

Cook the sweet potatoes in the oven, microwave, or on the stovetop.

How do you store them?

Store them in an airtight container or in the fridge.

Equipment Needed

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

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

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Sweet potato brownies.

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These sweet potato brownies are fudgy, rich, and healthy! They are made with only 5 healthy ingredients. These brownies come together quickly and easily!
5 from 2 votes

Ingredients

Instructions 

  • First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line an 8 inch square pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the mashed sweet potatoes, almond butter, cocoa powder, and maple syrup. Stir until combined.
  • Then, fold in the dark chocolate chips.
  • Transfer the batter to the lined pan. Smooth into an even layer.
  • Bake for 18 to 21 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out with only moist crumbs.
  • Finally, remove the pan from the oven. Allow the brownies to cool before slicing and serving.

Notes

  • Use cooked mashed sweet potatoes.  You can roast them in the oven, microwave them, or boil the potatoes.  Then, mash with a fork or potato masher.
  • If you boil the potatoes, be sure to remove any excess water.
  • If needed, replace the almond butter with creamy all-natural peanut butter.
  • These brownies are soft and gooey.  Allow them to cool before slicing into.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
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Calories: 146kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Sodium: 6mg, Potassium: 177mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 1179IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 64mg, Iron: 1mg

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