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These flourless sweet potato brownies are so good that I promise you are going to want to eat more than one serving. It is so tasty and easy to make. Perfect as a quick snack or dessert when you have a sweet tooth.

My healthy zucchini brownies are also tasty and if you want a no-bake brownie treat then try my no-bake brownie protein bites.

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Sweet potatoes in brownies? Sign me up please 😍 Can I rate it 20/10? These Sweet Potato Brownies are definitely my go-to chocolate treat moving forward. Made without any flour, loaded with fiber from the sweet potatoes and some added protein powder to make it even more nutritious.

If you are looking for flourless brownies that are fudgy with a hint of crunch, then look no further, this recipe is for you!

Recipe Highlight

  • Easy to make: It doesn’t require a ton of ingredients and it’s super quick and easy to make.
  • Made with good-for-you ingredients
  • Tasty! You will want to have more than one brownie. I promise 🥰

Ingredients you will need

ingredients labeled for  sweet potato brownies.
  • Sweet potatoes (around 2 cups mashed sweet potato)
  • Peanut butter: I used crunchy but you can use creamy peanut butter or any other nut butter.
  • Eggs
  • Honey: agave or maple syrup will work
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cocoa powder
  • Vanilla protein powder: you can use chocolate protein powder
  • Baking soda
  • Fine Kosher salt
  • Dark chocolate chips: you can use sugar-free or dairy-free chocolate chips

See a full list of ingredients and quantities in the recipe card below!

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How to make sweet potato brownies

Preheat the oven to 350F and line a 9-inch square baking pan with
parchment paper.

fork poking holes in sweet potatoes on a plate.

Step 1: Wash and rub the potatoes clean with a paper towel and pierce them with a fork; cook in the microwave for
about 10-12 minutes.

cooked sweet potatoes in a bowl being mashed with a masher.

Step 2: Allow them to cool, then peel the skin and discard. Mash them in a large bowl.

beaten eggs are added over mashed sweet potatoes and peanut butter in a round bowl.

Step 3: Add the peanut butter, eggs, honey and vanilla, and mix to combine.
Add the cocoa powder, protein powder and salt. Mix until mostly smooth,
then fold in the chocolate chips. Same some chocolate chips to sprinkle on
top.

brownie batter is spread in a pan lined up with parchment paper.

Step 4: Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and sprinkle with remaining
chocolate chips.

Step 5: Bake for around 25 minutes, or until a bit soft in the center. Allow the brownies to cool before slicing.

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My Pro Tip

Recipe Tip

  • You do not need more than 2 cups of mashed sweet potatoes. It depends on the size of the sweet potatoes. 3 medium-large potatoes will yield 3 cups. 2 good-sized sweet potatoes will yield 2 cups.
  • Let the brownies rest and cool off completely before you cut them.
  • These brownies are not cakey in texture. They are dense, Rich, moist, and gooey.
  • Store leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 7 days.
  • If you aren’t feeling a bit of crunch in your brownies, you can use creamy peanut butter instead.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good substitute for all purpose flour in brownies?

There are other types of flour you can use in place of all-purpose flour if the recipe calls for it. Flours like oat flour, almond flour, coconut flour, wheat flour, or rye flour are good substitutes. You can use non flour substitutes like pumpkin puree, sweet potatoes, or apple sauce.

What are the three types of brownies?

Textures tastes of brownies vary. The three types of brownies are Chewy, Fudgy, and Cakey.

What makes brownies fudgy vs cakey?

Fudgy brownies have more fat content when compared to brownies that have more of a cakey texture.

How to store sweet potato brownies?

Place leftover brownies in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 7 days.

brownies on a white plate.

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5 from 5 votes

Flourless Sweet Potato Brownies

By: Rena
Servings: 9 bars
Prep: 9 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
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Total: 34 minutes
brownie square bars on a round white plate.
Simple and easy Flourless brownies made with sweet potatoes, peanut butter, eggs, honey, and other pantry staple ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, around 2 cups mashed sweet potato
  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter, or creamy peanut butter
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine Kosher salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F and line a 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Wash and rub the potatoes clean with a paper towel and pierce them with a fork; cook in the microwave for about 10-12 minutes. Allow them to cool, then peel the skin and discard. Mash them in a large bowl.
  • Add the peanut butter, eggs, honey and vanilla, and mix to combine.
  • Add the cocoa powder, protein powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix until mostly smooth, then fold in the chocolate chips. Same some chocolate chips to sprinkle on top.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and sprinkle with the remaining chocolate chips.
  • Bake for around 25 minutes, or until a bit soft in the center.
  • Allow the brownies to cool before slicing.

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Notes

  • Instead of honey you can use agave or maple syrup.
  • Don’t want to use sweet potatoes? You can swap it with pumpkin puree or apple sauce.
  • You can use plant-based protein powder, or chocolate protein powder instead of vanilla.
  • Any other nut butter will work. Try cashew butter or almond butter.
  • peanut butter: You may use creamy peanut butter if you do not want that extra crunchy texture in the brownies. Almond butter will work too.

Nutrition

Calories: 474kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 16gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.004gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 487mgPotassium: 745mgFiber: 8gSugar: 34gVitamin A: 10750IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 143mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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19 Comments

  1. I look forward to making these! Are the nutrition facts referring to the entire sheet of brownies or each individual brownie square?

    Thank you!

    1. Hi. it is per serving. So each piece. The ingredients used are healthy but do have calories like the sweet potatoes for example.

  2. 5 stars
    I was a little nervous about putting sweet potatoes into brownies, as well as no flour or butter, but these were absolutely delicious!! Very filling, too. Definitely a favorite I’m adding to my recipe book! Thank you!!!

  3. The directions do not include adding baking soda. I hope this still turns out as it’s already in the oven.

  4. Hi! In your directions you say rub the potatoes and Pierce them with a fork. What do you mean rub the potatoes?
    Thanks.

    1. Hi Bob. I clarified it. It should be “wash and rub the sweet potatoes clean with a paper towel”. I sometimes cook sweet potatoes on the stove top in a pot if that’s easier as well for you. Baking works too.

  5. Would love to try this recipe but am wondering what the purpose of the vanilla protein powder is. Could you leave it out? Also, can you substitute the honey with monkfruit sweetener?

    1. You can swap the sweetener yes. You do not have to use protein powder. It is for added protein. You do have to add something in place of it like oat flour or almond flour. If not, then I suggest you use less sweet potatoes, about 1 cup and half should be good.

    1. You can swap it with almond flour, oat flour or any other flour. If not, then just use less sweet potatoes. 1.5 cups instead of 2 cups.