These brownies contain a surprise ingredient. Sweet potatoes! Sweet potatoes are highly nutritious and taste great baked, steamed, boiled, or roasted. Their natural sugars can also be used to satisfy our sweet tooth in ways you may not have considered. Here is a brownie recipe that relies on the sweetness of the potato and only a small amount of additional sweetener.
Sweet Potato Brownies
These can be made with only 4 ingredients; sweet potatoes, nut butter, maple syrup, and cocoa powder. I added a little vanilla, a touch of salt, and a small amount of chopped dark chocolate to enhance the flavor. Please forgive the paper plate. I took these to work in the pan and had to make do with what we had.
- 1/2 cup smooth nut butter (I used almond butter)
- 2 T real maple syrup
- 1 cup mashed cooked sweet potato*
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Dash of sea salt
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips or chopped chocolate (Additional chocolate is optional and you can vary the amount. I used 4 Dove Dark Chocolate Promises chopped finely.)
*NOTE: I cooked my sweet potatoes by roasting them whole in the oven at 375 degrees for approximately 45 minutes.
Pour the mixture into the greased pan and bake for around 20 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before slicing. Store in the refrigerator.
You may say “What’s the point? Why would anyone want to make brownies with sweet potatoes and no sugar?” All I can say is that I can totally eat these brownies for breakfast without guilt. Sweet!