Sweet Potato Chocolate Brownies #BestBrownieEver

6 Jul
Sweet Potato Chocolate Brownie. Photo by Jess B.

Sweet Potato Chocolate Brownie. Photo by Jess B.

This brownie needs little by way of introduction, which is good given I am very fatigued and achy today.

If I say that we have made this brownie recipe TWICE in the space of just FOUR DAYS, you begin to understand just how amazingly delicious, moreish, light, chocolately, good,  and many other superlatives besides, these little brownies really are.

This is now my go to brownie recipe. It is simply THE BEST. Try it and judge for yourself, I think you’ll find them ridiculously good and wonder how you’ve survived this long without these brownies in your life!

The sweet potato keeps this brownie wonderfully moist and the cocoa provides a deep chocolate flavour without it being overly rich. Very quick and simple to make, these brownies can be thrown together in minutes.

Gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free, this is a highly healthy chocolate brownie.

So without further a do, here’s the recipe:

Makes 8

You will need:

Dry ingredients

  • 125g / 4oz rice flour
  • 75g / 3oz good quality pure cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder

Wet ingredients

  • 175g / 6oz sweet potato, cooked and puréed smooth
  • 250g / 80z date syrup (I used Meridian)
  • 175g / 6oz dairy free sunflower spread melted and cooled a little (or your choice of dairy butter or other dairy butter substitute)
  • 1 egg whisked
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Dry and Wet ingredients in two bowls. Photo by Jess B.

Dry and Wet ingredients in two bowls. Photo by Jess B.

Mixing dry into wet ingredients. Photo by Jess B.

Mixing dry into wet ingredients. Photo by Jess B.

Ready for the oven.

Ready for the oven.Photo by Jess B.


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C / 350°F / gas mark 4
  2. Line an 8inch x 8 inch baking tin with baking parchment
  3. Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a bowl
  4. Place all of the wet ingredients into a second larger bowl and mix together until well combined
  5. Sieve the dry ingredients gradually, roughly 1/3 at a time, into the wet ingredients, stirring well to combine.
  6. Once the brownie batter is all well combined, pour it into your pre-lined cake tin.
  7. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes until set on top but still lovely and gooey in the middle.
  8. Cool in the tin and then cut into portions.
  9. Eat and enjoy 🙂
Chocolate Brownie Joy. Photo by Jess B.

Chocolate Brownie Joy. Photo by Jess B. Pure Yumm!

Recipe adapted from Honestly Healthy by Natasha Corrett and Vicki Edgson.


9 Responses to “Sweet Potato Chocolate Brownies #BestBrownieEver”

  1. RunGirl82 July 6, 2013 at 9:06 am #

    Oh Jess this looks AMAZING! I’m so tempted to try this!

  2. jevbert1234 July 6, 2013 at 1:03 pm #

    yeah this looks like an amazing dessert. great presentation!

  3. mydearbakes July 6, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    Wow! Great recipe! thanks for sharing!

  4. Sandy July 14, 2013 at 8:44 am #

    I adapted a River Cottage recipe for beetroot brownies and they were delicious (although I imagined how much more delicious they would have been with 250 grams of butter!).

    • myjourneythrume July 14, 2013 at 8:55 am #

      I did beetroot brownies a few weeks before this post and found them nice but a bit too earthy but they were a gorgeous deep pink tinged brown colour! Thanks v much for reading and commenting 🙂


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