recipe: Sweet potato brownies

Sweet potato brownies?

I know, sounds weird, but believe me, these are delicious. They contain no refined sugar and you get a good dose of vegetables too. They definitely hit the spot when you have the sweet craving.

The first thing you need to do is cook a sweet potato. I recommend using the orange sweet potatoes for these as the white ones can have a bit of a weird floral taste which doesn’t go too well in these brownies. You can boil a medium sweet potato or cook it in the microwave with the jacket potato setting. Either way, remove the skin after cooking.

Let’s go onto the recipe.

GlutenFree Sweet potato brownies

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ******
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Delicious and healthy sweet potato brownies by


*1 medium orange sweet potato – cook and remove skin

*3 eggs

*1/3 cup oil (72ml)

*1/2 cup honey (170ml)

*1.5 tsp vanilla essence

*105g GF flour mix *see note

*2/3 cup (65g) cocoa powder

*1/2 tsp salt

*1 tsp baking powder

*Flour Note: Make sure your GF flour mix is a good blend of white rice, tapioca and potato starch and contains xanthan gum. If it does not contain xanthan gum, add 1/2 tsp.


1. Preheat your oven to 180° c. and grease and line a baking pan with baking paper.

2. Place the cooked sweet potato, eggs, oil, honey and vanilla essence into a food processor and process until smooth.

3. In a bowl, sieve the flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder.

4. Add the dry ingredients to the food processor and process until just combined.

5. scrape the sides to make sure it is all incorporated.

5. Scrape the mixture into the baking pan and level the top with a spatula.

6. Bake for 15-20minutes. Remove and cool on a wire rack before slicing.

Optional: melt 1/2 cup dark chocolate with 1/2 cup non-dairy milk to make a glaze and spread on top of the brownies once cooled


The optional topping just elevates it one step. But it is completely optional and the brownies are delicious without it. Make sure your brownies are completely cooled before adding the topping. These brownies are best stored in the fridge in an air tight container for up to 4 days.

Published by Bonnie

Hello. My name is Bonnie. Welcome to my page. I have been an avid baker for about 20 years. Of those years, seven have been gluten-free baking. I discovered I had a chronic intolerance to gluten and began experimenting with converting my all time favorite recipes into gluten-free ones. I also have developed my own recipe repertoire. I am married and have two children. My husband and son are not gluten intolerant but my daughter is. She has also been the motivation for persevering in creating recipes we both can enjoy. My journey has taught me so much and I know many others can benefit from my experience. My hope is that you will find something you can order that you have missed and longed for being gluten intolerant or celiac. Or perhaps you just want a healthier option as I also offer alternatives to some of my orders such as sugar free, grain free and low carb. I share my experience and story in more detail on my Instagram page. (@bonniesGFbakery) Please feel free to follow me there. Located in Somerset West, Western cape, South Africa. I deliver to the Helderberg basin area which includes Somerset West, Gordans Bay and Strand.

2 thoughts on “recipe: Sweet potato brownies

  1. THANK YOU for sharing this delicious recipe, it was easy and fun to make 👩🏻‍🍳 My family loved every bite and the extra bonus- healthy & wholesome, so there’s no guilt in devouring an entire batch 😉

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