Sweet Potato Brownies

Sweet Potato Brownies

Clean Eating Sweet Potato Brownies. NO BUTTER and SUGAR FREE! Easy, healthy dessert for when you need your chocolate fix but don’t want to go over board. Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

I think it’s about time that pumpkin desserts had some competition around here. And, this Sweet Potato Brownies recipe is the right fudgy, rich, and delicious treat for the job.

Clean Eating Sweet Potato Brownies. NO BUTTER and SUGAR FREE! Easy, healthy dessert for when you need your chocolate fix but don’t want to go over board. Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

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Easy, ultra chocolaty and clean-eating approved, these thick and chewy sweet potato brownies are in the running for the most scrumptious fall-flavored dessert.

They are dense and fudgy and fully satisfy my chocolate craving, but since they are whole wheat and refined-sugar free, I can eat them without having that nagging “hmmmmm I maybe shouldn’t have done that” feeling afterwards.

As with the hidden veggies in my Avocado Brownies and Zucchini Brownies, these sweet potato brownies DO NOT TASTE LIKE SWEET POTATOES.

Sweet potatoes = mega brownie moisture and natural sweetness.

Sweet potatoes ≠ brownies that taste like veggies.

Cross my heart, hope to die, and promise you my secret stash of chocolate chips that they do not!

What we have here is 100% brownie satisfaction, with the bonus ability to give ourselves an inner high-five for sneaking in an extra serving of veg!

You will LOVE these Sweet Potato Brownies! Thick, fudgy, EASY, and healthy. NO BUTTER, NO SUGAR! Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Since these sweet potato brownies are refined sugar free, whole grain, and contain only a scant two tablespoons of coconut oil, I cannot in good conscience promise you that they are dead ringers for the ultra buttery, sugary brownies you’ll find in bakeries. (You’ll need to bake my all-time favorite one-bowl brownie recipe from The Well Plated Cookbook for that experience!)

I can, however, pinky promise (which we all know is even better than a regular promise) that these sweet potato brownies are rich, fudgy, and chockablock with chocolate.

Looking for a paleo option? Try these reader favorite Paleo Brownies.

5 Star Review

“This was fabulous! Served this to my entire family for our Christmas get together, and it was a true hit. I think I could drink this dressing.”

— Tami —

How to Make Sweet Potato Brownies

If you are looking for a healthy brownie that satisfies, this 5-star recipe has you covered!


The Ingredients

  • Sweet Potatoes. Sweet potatoes give these brownies a moist, chewy texture and don’t take away from any of the chocolatey goodness. Plus, sweet potatoes are rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals (a compelling reason to go back for seconds).
  • White Whole Wheat Flour. I love using white whole wheat flour in baked goods. It’s lighter than regular whole wheat flour but still provides the added health benefits.
  • Maple Syrup. Perfect for naturally sweetening the brownies.
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder. For that rich and addictive chocolate flavor.
  • Eggs. I made these sweet potato brownies with eggs so they’d have the perfect texture (for a recipe without eggs, try my Vegan Brownies. They’re supremely fudgy and have rave reviews!).
  • Cinnamon + Nutmeg. Warm, cozy spices that perfectly complement the sweet potato and chocolate.
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips. Because every brownie needs more chocolate.

Substitution Tip!

For melty chocolate hunks, swap the semi-sweet chocolate chips for chopped dark chocolate.

The Directions

Two sweet potatoes cut open
  1. Microwave the sweet potatoes until softened.
Pureed sweet potatoes and an egg
  1. Scoop the flesh into a mixing bowl, and beat until smooth. Beat in the wet ingredients.
Dry ingredients in a mixing bowl
  1. Stir together the dry ingredients.
Pureed sweet potatoes and chocolate in a bowl
  1. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
Batter in a mixing bowl
  1. Stir to combine, then add the chocolate chips.
Brownie batter in a baking pan
  1. Transfer the batter to a parchment-lined baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes. Let the brownies cool completely, then ENJOY!
Sweet Potato Brownies. DELICIOUS and fudgy! Clean eating recipe — NO BUTTER and SUGAR FREE. Easy, healthy, and kids love them too! Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Storage Tips

  • To Store. Store leftover brownies in an airtight storage container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • To Serve. I enjoyed my brownies best either right out of the refrigerator or warmed in the microwave.
  • To Freeze. Freeze brownies in an airtight freezer-safe storage container for up to 2 months. 

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