Sweet Potato Brownies {Clean Eating}

Author: Charlotte O'Shea

Yes, a brownie that is made out of…..a potato. Don’t be scared folks, these are actually a very pleasant treat and are also gluten, sugar and dairy free – perfect for your clean eating regime!

They are lovely and dense with a rich chocolate flavour and they would be extra delicious when topped with the chocolate frosting from the cake in a mug recipe. And if you happen to be in process of weaning just make up an extra batch of the sweet potato and apple puree, your littles will love it!

{Cake Ingredients}
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 cup sweet potato puree
  • ½ cup pureed apple
  • ¼ cup date paste (or extra apple)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup gluten free plain flour
  • ½ cup raw cacao or cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup walnuts

  1. Preheat your oven to 180/Gas mark 4. Grease and line a 9” square tin, making sure the lining comes up over the edges.
  2. Combine the avocado, sweet potato puree, apple, date paste, vanilla and eggs and mix until smooth and creamy.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda.
  4. Add sweet potato mixture to the flour and mix well
  5. Fold in walnuts and transfer to your prepared pan. Spread batter evenly and bake for approximately 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  6. Place brownies on a wire rack to cool for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Cut into squares and enjoy!

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5 thoughts on “Sweet Potato Brownies {Clean Eating}

  1. Ah I tried a sweet-potato-brownie recipe before and it was just so potato-y and not chocolate-y enough. Maybe this recipe will convince me to give it another try…

    I also recently bought Chocolate Covered Katie’s cookbook which has some amazing beans-in-desserts recipes I’m dying to try. It’s not a strictly “clean” as say, Deliciously Ella”, but having been burned (literally and figuratively) by some clean-but-revolting baked goods recipes I’m hoping Katie has struck the right balance…

    1. Oh I love Chocolate Covered Katie recipes so sure you will do well with them. These brownies still have the slightly denser potatoey texture but not like others I’ve made. The trick is to give them a good blend so you have really smooth puree and you can always pop a bit of extra cacao in if you want them a bit more chocolatey. I can recommend topping with them with the frosting if you need a sweeter hit. Good luck xx

  2. This might be a fail on my side but these didn’t turn out too well for me. I did add extra cocoa as I wasn’t convinced by the taste of the mixture but it still tastes like sweet potato mixed with some walnuts. Hope others have more luck but I will just stick with the full fat version for now (maybe just not every day).

    1. Kat, if you are like me (have a VERY sweet tooth) I’ll be honest and say the majority of these recipes (although nice enough – and fine if you are seriously trying to cut back on sugar) are never going to give you that “kick” – having said that, did you try the cake in a mug? THAT works 🙂 x

  3. I’m pretty bad when it comes to sweet stuff even dark chocolate doesn’t always cut it but I’ll try the cake in a mug as it looks lovely and the lack of vegetables involved makes me feel more confident. It wasn’t all bad though as I did cook extra sweet potato and it turns out my little lady loves it x

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