Trust us - These sweet potato brownies are a must-try for World Baking Day

17 May, 2023 | MNB TEAM


Sweet Potato Brownies

Sweet Potato Brownies

In honor of World Baking Day and coming into a cold snap this Winter - nothing sounds better than cozying up on the couch with a warm gooey brownie and a cup of tea. Well, we have the perfect brownie recipe that will keep your taste buds and tummy happy.

Combining the deliciousness of a brownie with one of winter’s most beloved vegetables – sweet potatoes! Bear with us, we know this sounds a bit of the comfort zone as when you think chocolate, you don’t natural think sweet potato. However, these golden beauties are packed full of vitamins and minerals, it really is the consistency that makes it a fabulous addition to your brownie batter. We have seen avocado been substituted into cakes so why not sweet potatoes in brownies!


Serving: 16 brownies

Time: 90 minutes (Including Prep Time and Cooling Time)


  • ½ cup coconut or granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup wholemeal flour
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • ¾ cup mashed cooked sweet potato
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3-ounce bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped

Sweet Potato


  1. Preheat your oven to 165°C and line square baking pan with baking paper.
  2. In a bowl combine the dry ingredients including: coconut, flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Mix until combined.
  3. In a separate larger bowl, combine the wet ingredients including: almond butter, mashed sweet potato, honey and vanilla. Once combined, slowly stir in the dry mixture.
  4. Once fully combined into a batter consistency, gently stir in chocolate. Spread batter evenly into the pan.
  5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the brownie mixture has risen and appears dry.
  6. Remove from oven and cool in pan on a wire rack. Allow to sit for 10 minutes.
  7. Once cooled, dust with cocoa power and enjoy!

Try these out for yourselves and tag us on socials @lornajaneactive. We can’t wait to hear your thoughts and maybe find other ways you can include your veggie garden into your baking!.

If you’re looking for more healthy recipes or inspiration, be sure to check out our blog. We are constantly posting new and delicious healthy recipes to try, such as our Spinach, Kale & Chia Muffins, or check out Lorna's Nourish Cookbook or the Clean and Simple Eating Cookbook to inspire you even more to live a life you love, through Active Living™!

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