Sweet Potato Brownies

Written by Kajsa IngelssonJune 9, 2020

My boyfriend loves brownies. He’s not much of a dessert guy (I know, totally crazy I dont get it) but seriously got a sweet spot for gooey, fudgy, and utterly irresistible brownies. So I decided to try and make him brownies with a healthy twist.

The cinnamon and cayenne fires up our metabolism, while the sweet potatoes are high in fiber and vitamin A-C and potassium. These brownies did get the Mr. C seal of approval (even tho yours truly inhaled most of them)

Sweet Potato Brownies (with a kick)

  • 2 big sweet potatoes
  • 1⁄3 cup (like 3 tablespoons) coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup (1 dl) raw cacao (I used a weak one, so disregard this and make it yours and adjust by adding tablespoons until you get the flavour you want)
  • 1 cup (2.5 dl) gluten-free flour (i used coconut)
  • 4-5 tablespoons sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1-2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons cold coffee (optional but good)
  • 1-2 teaspoons of cayenne pepper (optional, for a kick)
  • Grated coconut, to sprinkle on top

How to make ’em:

  1. Peel sweet potato and cut into chunks. Place a steel steamer basket on top of saucepan of boiling water, and add potato into basket. Cover with lid and steam for 20 minutes, or until sweet potato is soft. Set aside to cool slightly.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
  3. Line bottom of an 8×8 inch pan with parchment paper.
  4. Into a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, add coconut oil and melt.
  5. Transfer oil to a food processor with sweet potato, flour, sugar, salt and spices. Process until fully combined. If you have a blender, you are going to use a stick or stop frequently to scrape the sides down with a spoon.
  6. Transfer mixture to prepared baking pan, spreading evenly. Sprinkle with flaked sea salt and grated coconut.
  7. Bake in oven for 40 – 50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into center. Remove from oven and run a knife around edges of brownie to make sure it doesn’t stick to sides.
  8. Leave brownie to cool slightly in pan, then remove from pan and cut into squares. Place in the fridge to cool down completely and eeeeeat!