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sweet potato brownies on a plate with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce.
5 from 14 votes

The Ultimate Sweet Potato Brownies!

These gluten-free sweet potato brownies are a chocolate lovers dream and made with real food ingredients. Just a handful of simple healthy ingredients needed to whip up these super fudgy, rich, and decadent sweet potato brownies. Vegan option!

Course Brownie, Brownies, Dessert, Dessert Topping/Icing/Frosting, Snack
Cuisine American, Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 247 kcal
Author Christine Galvani


  • 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes (I like to use Japanese sweet potatoes for best texture and taste. Freshly baked or canned)
  • 1/2 cup creamy almond butter (There is a recipe on this site for homemade almond butter.)
  • 1/4 cup flour (I used Bob's Red Mills GF 1:1 flour).
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder (I like using raw cacao powder).
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder (grain-free recipe on my site, see link)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 egg (one large egg or two flax eggs).


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line an 8 x 8 baking pan with spray oil and parchment paper.

  3. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix the dry ingredients: flour, chocolate chips, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. 

  4. To another bowl, mix together the sweet potato puree, almond butter, vanilla, and egg. Whisk to combine.

  5. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and use a spoon or spatula to combine.

  6. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish and spread until smooth.

    Optional: Add a few chocolate chips or chopped nuts to the top before baking.

  7. Bake for about 20-25 minutes until the top has set. If using flax eggs, bake for 25-30 minutes. Let cool before slicing into brownies.  Makes 9 large brownies or 18 small brownies.

Nutrition Facts
The Ultimate Sweet Potato Brownies!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 247 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 100mg4%
Potassium 286mg8%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 2413IU48%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 102mg10%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.