Friday, January 24, 2014

Sweet Potato Brownies

I made this on New Years Eve. I wanted the last recipe I made in 2013 to be something sweet. 

Preci emailed this recipe to me. She knows I love sweet potatoes and is always on the lookout for recipes for me to try. The original  recipe calls for gluten free flour, I used all purpose flour.


1 pound sweet potato ( used one large sweet potato which was about a pound)

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup flour

1/4 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. cinnamon 

1/2 cup softened unsalted butter

1 cup sugar ( I cut it to 3/4 cup)

1 tsp. vanilla

1 large egg


Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Peel, cube and boil the sweet potato for about 20 minutes or until fork tender.

Combine the cocoa, flour,baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a small bowl.

In a large bowl cream the butter and the sugar and then add the egg and the vanilla.

When the sweet potato is done, drain and puree the sweet potato  in a food processor.

Once the sweet potato is pureed add it to the butter and sugar in the large bowl and mix until well combined.

Combine the dry ingredients to the butter, sugar, sweet potato, egg, vanilla mixture.

Pour batter into a prepared 8x8 baking dish

Bake 30- 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

I like a fudgy brownie and these were just what I wanted.


  1. YUM! Now I KNOW Bob would eat these and have no idea he was eating sweet potatoes. They look so good Linda. I love fudgy brownies.....that's the only way to have 'em.

    Thanks to you and to Preci!

  2. YUMMYYYYY!!! Wow, this sounds so good. I love sweet potatoes, and of chocolate is my downfall. I am going to try these for sure. The fudgier (don't know if this is a word) the better !!! Wooo wooo..

  3. Wow do these look fudgy. That's what I like too. I have never seen sweet potatoes in brownies...but I do love sweet potatoes!

  4. I love sweet potatoes. Another one I will try. xxxx