Sweet Potato Brownies

If you have an appetite for rich & dense chocolate brownies, then this recipe is right up your alley.  Coconut flour & sweet potato make the base of this treat and won’t send you into an insulin spiked tailspin. These are something you can make for yourself and know every ingredient is nourishing.
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I came across this recipe at the Paleo Plan website. I knew right away by the picture that this was something to try as the brownie looked dark and fudgey, not cakey in the least bit. I also get excited when I come across recipes using coconut flour versus almond flour so I can build a foundation of knowledge as to how to best use the highly absorbent and nutritious flour. You can access the recipe here as well as find it below. I didn’t follow the site’s recipe for the frosting, which is optional. All I did was melt a 1/3 cup dairy free chocolate chips with 1 tbs coconut oil and spread it over top the brownies and allowed it to cool. I do feel that the little extra bit of creamy richness on top makes it. The whipped frosting would probably be hugely delicious!
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My meter for how decent a healthified recipe is how quickly it disappears. I know these were a success because the lot was gone in 2 days. Enjoy!

Serves 12

  • 1 large cooked sweet potato, skin removed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil (or butter)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 tsp sea salt (I added this to enhance the sweet)
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • optional topping: 1/3 cup dairy free chocolate chips melted with 1 tbs coconut oil


1/ Preheat oven to 365F. Grease a 8″x8″ pan with coconut oil. Using an immersion blender or food processor, cream together cooked sweet potato, eggs, vanilla, honey, and melted coconut oil. Set aside.
2/ Sift in baking powder, baking soda, salt, cocoa powder, and coconut flour (alternatively, in a separate bowl, whisk together dry ingredients until homogenous.)
3/ Combine wet and dry ingredients until just mixed. Spread in prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.
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One thought on “Sweet Potato Brownies

  1. cloudthyme January 28, 2014 / 5:45 pm

    Chocolate and sweet potato are two of my favorite things- can’t wait to combine them and try this out! Yum!

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