Sweet Potato Brownies

December 31, 2015

What if I told you that you could have a delicious, decadent, sinful-tasting dessert without any bad-for-you ingredients?

Because you can.

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When Sydney from Inspired By Sydney posted a recipe for sweet potato brownies on her Instagram page, I knew I had to give them a try. I love experimenting in the kitchen and finding delicious, healthier ways to satisfy my sweet tooth, so this was right up my alley.

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After experimenting with her recipe to fit the ingredients I had on hand, the result was a thick, fudgey, moist (and every other gross word that describes something delicious) pan of brownies. I dished one up fresh out the oven and floated up to what I can only describe to you as brownie heaven.

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And then I topped one with Halo Top ice cream and I was just done. They were even boyfriend-approved with flying colors, which is when is when you know they’re delicious.

Made with whole ingredients like sweet potato, nut butter, cocoa powder, and agave, these brownies are a wholesome way to get your sweet fix without all the unneeded junk.

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Sweet Potato Brownies

Recipe adapted from Inspired By Sydney (be sure to check the original version out on her Instagram page!)

Ingredients:

  • 1 large sweet potato (baked and mashed)
  • 1/2 cup nut butter (Any type would work! This time I used Wild Friends Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter for a pumpkin kick)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder (could sub for cacao powder)
  • 2 tbsp agave (honey would work as well)
  • 2 tbsp cacao nibs for topping (optional; could sub for chocolate chips, walnuts, sliced almonds, etc.)

Steps:

  1. Bake the sweet potato in the oven. I wrapped mine in aluminum foil and baked it at 400 degrees for 45 minutes. After baking, let it cool before removing skin and mashing in a bowl. Set aside and turn the oven down to 350 degrees.
  2. Add 1/2 cup nut butter to a medium mixing bowl and heat until melted and gooey. Time will vary based on how thick the nut butter is, so start with 30 seconds and add 15 extra seconds until the consistency is soft and liquidy.
  3. Add the mashed sweet potato, cocoa powder, and agave into the mixing bowl with the melted nut butter. Combine with a spoon util a “batter” forms. It will be very thick and fudgey.
  4. Pour the batter into a small greased baking pan (I used a glass tupperware) and pat the top with a spoon until it is distributed.
  5. Sprinkle the cacao nibs (or whatever topping(s) you are using) on top of the brownies.
  6. Place the baking pan in the oven and bake for 23 minutes. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Enjoy!

XO, Bailee

 

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16 Comments

  • Reply Kimberly Garwood December 31, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Cannot wait to try these!

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  • Reply Kimberly Garwood December 31, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Cannot wait to try these!

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  • Reply Maddie Ross December 31, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    YOU GODDESS! Bailee, you have made my day with these decadent brownies! I cannot wait to make them for the new year. Also I love how your boyfriend is your personal taste tester. Like your boyfriend, my sister is not totally on board the health food train, so it is super important that I have her taste approval and that my recipe doesn’t taste “healthy.” 😉

    • Reply Beets Me January 2, 2016 at 5:16 pm

      yay I hope you try them soon!! I brought a batch to our NYE party and they were a hit! and totally with you 100% on the personal taste tester. If they approve then you know its good 😛 xoxo

  • Reply Maddie Ross December 31, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    YOU GODDESS! Bailee, you have made my day with these decadent brownies! I cannot wait to make them for the new year. Also I love how your boyfriend is your personal taste tester. Like your boyfriend, my sister is not totally on board the health food train, so it is super important that I have her taste approval and that my recipe doesn’t taste “healthy.” 😉

    • Reply Beets Me January 2, 2016 at 5:16 pm

      yay I hope you try them soon!! I brought a batch to our NYE party and they were a hit! and totally with you 100% on the personal taste tester. If they approve then you know its good 😛 xoxo

  • Reply hanmag January 4, 2016 at 12:28 am

    OMGOMG these look amazing – also sweet potato brownies are TA DIE FOR smeared with some Peanut Butter Co. Dark Chocolate Dreams!!!

    • Reply Beets Me January 5, 2016 at 12:54 am

      YESSSSS omg I have been craving DCD or WCW for the longest time… I might have to steal your idea and do that soon!

  • Reply hanmag January 4, 2016 at 12:28 am

    OMGOMG these look amazing – also sweet potato brownies are TA DIE FOR smeared with some Peanut Butter Co. Dark Chocolate Dreams!!!

    • Reply Beets Me January 5, 2016 at 12:54 am

      YESSSSS omg I have been craving DCD or WCW for the longest time… I might have to steal your idea and do that soon!

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