Sweet Potato Brownies

Healthy Sweet Potato Brownie Recipe

Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m the sort of mom that makes brownies for her kids for Valentine’s day. Skip the candy hearts and refined-sugar-filled chocolates this year and try these ooey, gooey, rich, dark chocolate treats with a side of vegetables! 😉 Seriously, everyone in the family was a fan.

Box brownies are easy, ooey gooey, and yummy. But you know what I dislike about the boxed brownie mix? The sugar that I know is in it and all that vegetable oil! So this recipe uses nut butter and the creaminess of the sweet potatoes to keep the brownies rich and flavorful.

I started with a clipping from the newspaper for dairy-free sweet potato brownies, then adapted them to be sugar-free (except for what is in the sweet potatoes) and gluten-free. Let me know how you like them. What special treats are you making for Valentine’s Day?

Sweet Potato Brownies

A healthy sweet treat.
Prep Time45 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bakery, brownies, dessert, potatoes, sweet
Servings: 8


  • measuring cups
  • oven
  • parchment paper
  • bowl
  • stirring utensil
  • baking pan


  • 1 cup 1:1 sugar replacement ( I used Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener)
  • 2/3 cup gluten-free flour ( I used Namaste Perfect Gluten-Free Flour Blend)
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder ( I used Hershey's Special Dark for the almost black color)
  • 3 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup nut butter ( I use peanutbutter)
  • 2-1/2 cup mashed sweet potatoes *Mashed, cooked, sweet potatoes: bake 2 or 3 sweet potatoes ahead of time. you'll need about 20 oz so if you have a kitchen scale, you may weigh them. Place sweet potatoes in a pan, pierce the skin with a fork. bake at 400 degrees until soft, about 45 minutes. Allow to cool slightly and peel and mash with fork or potato masher.
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup ( or for sugar-free use Lakanto Maple Flavored Sugar-Free syrup)
  • 3 tsp unsweetened baking chocolate bar ( like this ) finely chopped or (Lily's Sugar – free Dark Chocolate chips)


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Line a 9×13-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a large bowl combine nut butter, mashed sweet potatoes, liquid sweetener, and vanilla.
  • Stir in flour mixture just until combined.
  • Stir in finely chopped chocolate.
  • Spread batter in prepared pan and bake 25 to 30 minutes or until top is puffed and appears dry. ( mine baked close to 30 minutes)
  • Cool in pan on a wire rack.
half a pan of sweet potato brownies

We started with breakfast… 🙂

valentine boxes