Grain-Free Sweet Potato Brownies

Grain-Free Sweet Potato Brownies

These grain-free sweet potato brownies are the chewiest, fudgiest, rich, healthy brownies you’ll ever eat. There’s no reason to feel guilty about indulging in brownies that are made with 100% natural, unrefined, and wholesome ingredients.

These brownies were a result of a random recipe developing session last weekend. Call me crazy but when I wake on a weekend morning, refreshed from a good night’s sleep, I truly enjoy spending time in the kitchen developing recipes before the day starts. On this particular Saturday I managed to whip up a breakfast of banana turmeric pancakes (plus leftovers for the week) and re-purposed some previously cooked sweet potatoes and made some pillowy sweet potato gnocchi for lunch, and these grain-free sweet potato brownies for afternoon snack. And in between that time I managed to bring the kids to the park for an hour-no wonder I was begging for my second espresso of the day by mid-morning!

Grain-Free Sweet Potato Brownies

This clean eating snack exceeded my expectations. For being a healthy brownie, they sure don’t taste healthy. That is, if healthy tastes buttery, decadent and super rich – just like a real brownie! Having said that, sometimes when it comes to healthified renditions of traditional recipes, (especially desserts), there is always some room for interpretation. If you cannot live without super sweet chocolate brownies, this may not be the recipe for you. On the other hand, if you are accustomed to healthier-tasting recipes, these will not disappoint. The texture is just as chewy and fudgy as traditional brownies and they have a delicate chocolate flavour, a hint of buttery coconut oil, and just the right amount of sweetness.

Grain-Free Sweet Potato Brownies

One a side note, despite my reservations, these brownies were served as an impromptu dessert for some dinner party guests, one of which was an 8 year old boy, who I’m assuming has had his fare share of decadent brownies. I kid you not when I say that he loved them. (And so did his parents). In the eyes of a recipe developer-especially one who accepts the challenge of reinventing traditional recipes by using more wholesome ingredients as substitutions, this equates to recipe success!

If you try this recipe (and love it!) be sure to snap a pic and tag me onInstagram with #bitesforfoodies so I can see your creation!

Grain-Free Sweet Potato Brownies

: 12 small brownies
: 5 min
: 25 min

These grain-free sweet potato brownies are the chewiest, fudgiest, rich, healthy brownies you’ll ever eat. There’s no reason to feel guilty about indulging in brownies that are made with 100% natural, unrefined, and wholesome ingredients. These brownies were a result of a random recipe developing session last weekend. Call me crazy but when I wake on […]


Grain-Free Sweet Potato Brownies
    1 cup cooked sweet potato, pureed
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 2 large organic eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups almond flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla
  • 1/3 cup chocolate or carob chips
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Puree the sweet potato in a small food processor, or mash with a fork until smooth. Heat the coconut oil in the microwave for about 1 minute or until fully melted. In the meantime, whisk the eggs in a large bowl until frothy. Add the sweet potato, honey, vanilla, and melted coconut oil and whisk to combine.

Add the remaining ingredients and stir with a large wooden spoon until combined. Transfer the mixture to a small glass baking dish lined with parchment paper.

Cook for about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean and the brownies are still somewhat fudgy. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 15-20 minutes before cutting.

37 thoughts on “Grain-Free Sweet Potato Brownies”

  • Elaine 7 years ago

    These brownies are amazing! We all loved them, including my children. I will definitely be making these again and again! Thanks for the great recipe. Looking forward to trying many more.

    • Thanks so much for your feedback Elaine….and for stopping by the Blog too! Hopefully you guys feel good enough about eating these brownies that you don’t feel the need to run to the gym asap to burn them off, lol! Can’t wait for you to try another recipe!

  • Jody 7 years ago

    Just tried for the first time this weekend and brought to a friend’s house……kids and adults LOVED them…needless to say they did not last long…I need to double the recipe next time..Do you think they would work freezing them?

    • Wow, that’s great Jody! You can definitely freeze them although be mindful that since they don’t contain flour they might be somewhat spongy when thawed. I suggest freezing one to see how you like it once defrosted. Thanks for much for the feedback, and I’m so happy everyone loved them! 😉 P.S. You might want to also try our vegan spinach brownies and healthy date brownies!

  • LysiJoy 7 years ago

    Question! I live in California and here we have sweet potatoes and yams. Sweet potatoes have are pale yellow inside and starchier. Yams are orange inside and are creamier/stickier. I know that in parts of the country, when they refer to sweet potatoes they are talking about what we call yams. It can get very confusing! Which are you referring to for this recipe? Thanks!

    • Makes perfect sense…I always confuse the two, lol! I used yams…but I’ve used sweet potatoes in similar recipes. I’d say the yams tend to be a bit sweeter in dessert recipes. What do you think? You seem to be more of an expert than me! 😉

  • Dina 7 years ago

    I have never heard of sweet potato brownies before! These look amazing though and I will be giving them a try!

  • Saving Common Cents 7 years ago

    These looks amazingly moist and chewy! It’s amazing to me that they are made from sweet potatoes!

  • MamaMommyMom 7 years ago

    I think these look perfectly delicious. While I’ve never made brownies using sweet potato, I have made them with pumpkin and I imagine the results are similar. The richness is different, but in a good way. You don’t get overwhelmed with sugar and can actually taste the other flavors more.

  • These look so good, and it’s always nice to find healthier alternatives for goodies. We love sweet potatoes, so we’ll have to give this a try. 🙂

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  • Those look amazing. I love brownies so I would like to try these as I am trying to make better choices.

  • This sounds just lovely. I am always in search of another good brownie recipe. I must have several dozen by now! I’ve never had a sweet potato brownie.

  • Nicole 7 years ago

    Totally drooling! I wish I could grab these through my screen and take a bite. I love chewy moist brownies and sweet potatoe, total win win!

  • Melissa Dixon 7 years ago

    This seems like a great alternative for gluten free people to enjoy. I love the way they look just like the original thing because especially when giving new foods to my family, appearance is everything!

  • Jennifer Van Huss 7 years ago

    I am gluten free so I am always looking for great recipes like this!! I love that it has the added benefit of Sweet potatoe!!

  • Kristy 7 years ago

    These brownies are a great way to sneak veggies into the mouths of those who refuse to eat them. Not that I have any experience with that or anything. 🙂 There is just something so rewarding about creating a recipe that everyone loves!

    • Exactly! I tell me kids what’s in them-which means I’m technically NOT being sneaky!!! If they don’t see them they will eat them..even if they know it’s there!

  • I have made brownies with canned pumpkin before but have not heard of making them with sweet potatoes like this!! I may need to try these out. Brownies are a favorite treat of mine but if I can make them healthier that’s even better!

  • Alright so I had to read the title twice before I realized this Brownie was made with sweet potato. This looks so good and I going to try to make this this weekend.

  • This is the best thing ever! Finding gluten free treats that are actually simple is awesome.

  • Erin Shebish 7 years ago

    Oh heaven is real! Grain free brownies! Im totally making these this weekend!

  • I’m amazed at all of the ways that you can use sweet potatoes! I like that this recipe is gluten free and the list of ingredients indicates that this is indeed a healthy brownie to enjoy!

  • Tori Gabriel 7 years ago

    These sound interesting. My husband loves brownies and I always worry about how bad they are for you. I need to switch to these and see if my husband notices a difference.

  • Jessyca Dahlin 7 years ago

    This could be interesting to try – my kids and husband love brownies (of course!), but are not fans of sweet potatoes. They do look super yummy! Thanks for experimenting and sharing with us!

  • Brittany Crotty 7 years ago

    What an interesting combo! By the name, I wasn’t too sure about this but the photos are beautiful and the brownies actually look amazing!

  • Jeanine @ 7 years ago

    Yum these look delicious . I’ve heard people making them with sweet potatoes but i’ve never done it myself. Sounds great!

  • Those look so good. I’ve never made brownies like this before but I’d love to start!

  • These look super yummy, I am going to have to try to make them for sure!

  • I am intrigued to try this. I love sweet potatoes.

  • Oh wow what a delicious idea – I have to admit I do love sweet poratoes! x

  • Eloise Maoudj-Riley 7 years ago

    that sounds really tasty! I love that you’re using sweet potatoes for this, I’m going to have to try this out over the weekend.

  • Shirley Wood 7 years ago

    Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite food. Many folks consider them to be a dessert rather than a vegetable. I’ve never tried using them in brownies though. Your recipe sounds good. How could any kind of brownie not be good!

  • Alli Smith 7 years ago

    Sweet potatoes are a big favorite and I’ve never heard of using them in brownies. I love this idea and I’m looking forward to trying these healthier brownies.

  • Robin Rue 7 years ago

    I have never heard of using sweet potatoes in my brownies, but I love that this is a healthier option 🙂

  • They look delicious, I have been hearing a lot about these sweet potato brownies, will have to try them out.

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