Sweet Potato Brownies


How good is a gooey chocolate brownie…so rich, tasty and naughty. These brownies are full of goodness you can enjoy them guilt free!!!

I have heard of others putting sweet potatoes in their brownies and thought id give it a whirl….

Sweet Potatoes are loaded with Vitamin A. Just one medium sweet potato provides your body with the complete recommended daily allowance of vitamin A!!! This amazing vitamin is useful in the prevention of several different types of cancer as it is one of the most powerful antioxidants out there. Its also helps to internally protect your skin from sun damage by both deflecting and repairing cell damage caused by excessive UV exposure.

The texture of the sweet potato keeps that gooeyness of the brownie in tact…



(makes 12 brownies)

  • 150g sweet potato (about 2 potatoes)
  • 50 g of honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 50 g of butter or coconut oil
  • 100 g of almond flour
  • 30 g of raw cocoa powder
  • tiny pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 75g of walnuts


  1. Set the oven to 180ºC.
  2. Peel and roughly cut the sweet potato into chunks, place it in a pan with some water and steam for 15-20 minutes until it is cooked through. Discard the water and leave the potato to the side to cool.
  3. In a food processor place your eggs and butter/coconut oil, blitz until blended, then add the honey, eggs and the sweet potato.
  4. In a bowl mix the dry ingredients: almond flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder. Stir this together then add it into the food processor. Let this blend for a minute or so until the mixture is thoroughly combined.
  5. Poor the walnuts in and blitz for 10 second so the walnuts are lightly crushed but still crunchy.
  6. Place the mixture in a (butter or coconut oil) greased baking tray. Bake for 20minutes.
  7. Take them out and let them cool for at least 10 minutes before you get your little fingers stuck in :)
  8. Happy Baking!

Tip: Serve with some yogurt or coconut yogurt with orange zest, such a good combo! 

Be sure to keep me posted if you try and test this recipe by posting on Twitter: @madeleine_shaw_ Facebook: hereor Instagram @madeleine_shaw

I hope you enjoy these little sticky treats! 

What other desserts would you like me to try out?

Leave a comment below….

About the author:

Madeleine is a qualified nutritional health coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, creative chef, vociferous blogger, fledgling presenter and self-professed yoga enthusiast. She is committed to helping her clients enliven the hottest, healthiest, happiest versions of themselves. Through her website and consultations, Madeleine helps reeducate her clients in the appreciation and effects of eating wholesome, organic produce. She helps them to work towards better relationships with their bodies, boosts confidence, injects energy and sculpts beautiful silhouettes. She has a particular interest in the growing rate of IBS, and is working towards ways of eliminating it in daily life. Madeleine’s recent clients are Millie Mackintosh (t.v star and model), Caggie Dunlop (t.v personality and celebrated music artist), and not forgetting the fantastic Rocky Elsom (Australian rugby hero!). Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.

54 comments on “Sweet Potato Brownies

  1. These look fab, I can’t wait to try them out. I love sweet potatoes so much but would love even more interesting ways to cook them x

  2. I have just made these soooo delicious Thankyou, I love carrot cake I tried it just how you made banana bites but I replaced banana with shredded carrots and added cinnamon it was delicious xx

  3. Any advice on where I can buy almond flour?I’ve looked in lots of health stores in London but can’t find any and it’s extremely expensive on amazon. Thanks xx

  4. I was just wondering what size brownie tin you are using? If the recipe is too small for my tin and I have to make a double to fit the tin, do I double everything, cocoa included?

  5. Holy Moly! Such a simple recipe – I actually have all the ingredients for once! Making these tomorrow AM without fail – I hope! Thanks for the recipe Madeline!

  6. Hi Madeleine! If I don’t use almond flour what other flour options would you recommend? What is your opinion on brown rice flour? X

  7. can you use ground almonds instead of almond flour? and when usuing coconut oil is weight and spoon measure when it is in melted or solid form?
    thanks :-)

  8. HI Madeleine,

    Just a comment to say how awesome these brownies are!!
    I’m a PT and these little bundles of joy are a great treat from time to time as i have a sweet tooth I’m trying to control.
    Have made three or four batches now and each time they come out just as tasty as i remembered them.
    It a nice simple brownie recipe that works every time, with an ingredient list that should be found in anyones cupboards.



  9. Made these brownies last night and love them! Where is the best place to store them? Will the fridge dry them out?

  10. Hi Madeleine,

    I made these delicious little treats tonight, absolutely fab.

    What are you thoughts on dried fruit? I thought some dates or apricots might add a nice extra layer of texture


  11. Made these tonight but I think they taste a little bland. Any ideas as to what I did wrong or how I can make them taste a little better.


  12. This recipe is just what i’m after! i have some left over roasted sweet potatoes, i hope it’s ok to use these instead of boiled/steamed, i find when i slow roast sweet p’s they go all goey and caramelised! xx

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