Sweet Potato Chocolate Brownies Recipe

A healthier alternative

Made with wholemeal flour and mashed sweet potatoes this delicious chocolate brownies recipe is packed with nutritious ingredients and added fibre. Yet the brownies retain the dense, moist, sticky texture characteristic of traditional recipes.

The mashed sweet potatoes keeps the brownies moist and helps bind the ingredients together while allowing to reduce the amount of fat and sugar you might find in other chocolate brownies recipes.

To make 12 sweet potato brownies you will need the following ingredients:

  • 12oz/ 340g of sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 4oz/100g of butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 60g/2oz of cocoa powder
  • 2tsps of vanilla extract
  • 2 Eggs
  • 6oz / 175g of soft brown sugar
  • 5oz / 145g of wholemeal Flour
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of baking powder
  •  A of pinch of salt

Sweet Potato Chocolate Brownies


  • Preheat the oven at 350 F/180 C and grease an 8×8-inch baking tin with butter
  • Steam the sweet potatoes for 8 to 10 minutes until completely soft. Transfer to a large bowl and mash thoroughly until smooth
  • Heat the butter in a saucepan over low heat or in the microwave until melted. Remove from the heat, add the cocoa powder and vanilla extract and stir until well combined
  • In a small bowl, lightly beat the eggs together with a whisk
  • Add the eggs, cocoa mixture and cane sugar to the sweet potatoes and mix well
  • In another bowl mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Then add to the sweet potato mixture and fold until well mixed – take care not to over mix though
  • Spoon the mixture into the baking tin and smooth the surface with a spatula. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until the surface is cracked and a skewer comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let it cool in the tin for 5 minutes
  • Cut into 12 squares and transfer to a cooling rack to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature

Love chocolate?

Why not check out our Easy Chocolate Brownies Recipe, or our Best Chocolate Cupcake Recipe? You can also visit our online shop to check out our range of chocolates – including Belgian chocolates and Guylian Seashells Chocolates.

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