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Flourless Paleo Sweet Potato Brownies

Healthy Flourless Sweet Potato Brownie | This healthy and easy flourless gooey brownie recipe is made with sweet potato and almond butter. These chewy brownies are packed with healthy fat protein and gluten free dairy free, refined sugar free, paleo, and can be made vegan easily. The best healthy alternative of brownie recipe you ever need! | #shuangyskitchensink #brownie #healthybrownie #healthydessert #sweetpotato #chocolate #paleodessert #paleo #glutenfree #dairyfree #dessertrecipe

 

This Healthy Flourless paleo Sweet Potato Brownie recipe may just be one of my all time favorite healthy desserts. It only requires 4 ingredients. It is fudgy, chewy, chocolate-y, and so easy to make. I perfected the recipe after the peppermint brownies I made back in December. This is THE ONE best healthy brownie you need. There is NO sugar, flour or butter in this paleo, dairy free, and gluten free sweet potato brownie recipe!

 

As much as I love Ghirardelli magical chocolate brownies for desserts, they are filled with sugar, butter and preservatives. Don’t get me wrong, I am all about finding that balance in life. Therefore, in order to satisfy my uncontrollable sweet tooth, I made this healthy alternative version – Flourless Paleo chocolate brownie, with sweet potato and almond butter.

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If you follow me on Instagram, you probably already know that I have a special bond with sweet potatoes. (Pretty sure I bleed orange at this point.) I use sweet potatoes in almost everything – breakfast pancakes (recipe on my gram), toasts, cookie skillet dessert. And now, why not some paleo chocolate brownies?

 

Healthy Flourless Alternative – Sweet Potato Brownies

 

First of all, I have a secret, a confession I need to tell you guys. I was remaking this recipe from the peppermint paleo brownie recipe I posted back in December (which by the way, is also a dreamy recipe that’s filled with holiday flavor). If you have seen my original recipe, it calls for 1 tbsp of cassava flour, a type paleo flour that I use for most of my baking recipes.

Then, guess what happened?! As I was checking on the half cooked chocolate brownies, which had already been in the oven for 15 minutes, I realized that I forgot to mix the cassava flour in the batter. Womp womp…

I was totally expecting a pile of chocolate sweet potato mash.

This healthy and easy flourless gooey brownie recipe is made with sweet potato and almond butter.

 

But, these chocolate brownies actually turned out amazingly fudgy, gooey and magical.

So there you have it! That’s how I came up with this flourless brownie recipe. Sometimes, forgetfulness can lead to great things too, amirite?

4 Easy Ingredients for this Paleo Brownie Recipe

 

This healthy and easy flourless gooey brownie recipe is made with sweet potato and almond butter.

1. Sweet Potato

First of all, to prepare sweet potatoes, poke some holes in them with a fork. Then you can either bake them in the oven at 350 F for an hour, steam them in a pot until soft (about half an hour) or microwave them.

Tip: The texture we need here is extra soft, so these sweet potatoes can be easily mashed with a fork.

2. Almond Butter

I have tried chunky and smooth almond butter for this brownie recipe. Honestly, they don’t make a huge difference when it comes to flavors. But we are looking for the most GOOEY and chewy texture in these chocolate brownies, okay? Therefore, smooth almond butter is what I prefer to use.

3. Cacao Powder

Cacao powder is my ultimate superfood staple. I literally add it to everything in addition to desserts – morning coffee, smoothie bowls, breakfast oatmeal – you name it.

Chocolate (Cacao) has so many healthy benefits, rich in antioxidants, and mood enhancers. Read more here.

4. Egg

I have tried this recipe without eggs! Yes, if you are vegan, get excited! They still turned out super gooey. However, they are a bit more dense than the brownie batter with eggs in it.

5. Optional: Maple Syrup

For me, sweet potatoes give my brownies the perfect sweetness (I use Japanese sweet potatoes, the white kind, which tend to be sweeter). But sometimes, when I’m on a uncontrollable sweet-tooth kick, I will add 1-2 tbsp of maple syrup to this chocolate brownie recipe.

 

Tips to make the BEST Gooey Brownies

 

I am holding a piece of chocolate sweet potato brownie that is moist and soft on the inside with peanut butter swirl on top.

 

I don’t consider myself a professional baker, or even an amateur baker at that. However, I do have a few tips and tricks when it comes to making the most ooey gooey sweet potato brownies.

1. Underbake

I used to always overbake just to make sure everything was cooked. Now that I have discovered the magic of this word “Gooey“, I switched to team underbake. There is really no downside in cutting a few minutes in baking desserts, other than the excessive gooeyness, like in this brownie recipe.

2. “Crack” it half way

I learned this trick from Tasty, and I have to share with you guys!

I went through a phase when I watched so many Tasty videos (Aren’t they just so fun to watch?). This brownie video is one of my favorites. Although the recipe and ingredients used in this video are way to complex for my level, I did learn a couple tricks from it and gave the brownie recipe my own healthy twist.

Healthy Flourless Sweet Potato Brownie | This healthy and easy flourless gooey brownie recipe is made with sweet potato and almond butter. These chewy brownies are packed with healthy fat protein and gluten free dairy free, refined sugar free, paleo, and can be made vegan easily. The best healthy alternative of brownie recipe you ever need! | #shuangyskitchensink #brownie #healthybrownie #healthydessert #sweetpotato #chocolate #paleodessert #paleo #glutenfree #dairyfree #dessertrecipe

 

Here it is: Halfway through baking, we take the brownie pan out of the oven, and slam it hard on your kitchen counter (make sure your countertop is not glass or plastic okay?). This helps even out the brownie batter and also gives it a crack on top.

For this recipe, I also sprinkled some sea salt on top, which just compliments the chocolate brownie so well.

Then we put it back in the oven to finish baking.

Get Fancy with Sweet Potato Brownies

Just plain chocolate brownies are too boring? I’ve got a few ways to spice things up:

Healthy Flourless Sweet Potato Brownie | This healthy and easy flourless gooey brownie recipe is made with sweet potato and almond butter. These chewy brownies are packed with healthy fat protein and gluten free dairy free, refined sugar free, paleo, and can be made vegan easily. The best healthy alternative of brownie recipe you ever need! | #shuangyskitchensink #brownie #healthybrownie #healthydessert #sweetpotato #chocolate #paleodessert #paleo #glutenfree #dairyfree #dessertrecipe

1. Nut Butter Swirl

If you want to be extra, add some nut butter swirl on top of these sweet potato brownies. Drip a few dollops on top and use a toothpick to spread it out into swirls.

2. Sea Salt

Salt is a great enhancer for chocolate. Sprinkling large crystals of sea salt not only brings out the chocolate flavor but also gives these gooey brownies some crunch.

3. Fold in some extra Chocolate Chips

Although I didn’t add extra chocolate chips for this recipe (I ran out of my favorite kind), they are a great addition to add to these brownies. Who doesn’t like doubling up the chocolate flavor?

4. Peppermint Extract

Peppermint and Chocolate are made for the holidays. Add a couple drops of peppermint exact and crumble up some candy canes on top. It makes the best healthy holiday dessert. Interested? See the full recipe Here.

Healthy Flourless Sweet Potato Brownie | This healthy and easy flourless gooey brownie recipe is made with sweet potato and almond butter. These chewy brownies are packed with healthy fat protein and gluten free dairy free, refined sugar free, paleo, and can be made vegan easily. The best healthy alternative of brownie recipe you ever need! | #shuangyskitchensink #brownie #healthybrownie #healthydessert #sweetpotato #chocolate #paleodessert #paleo #glutenfree #dairyfree #dessertrecipe

Alright, without further ado, scroll down to the full recipe and directions for the most ooey gooey and chewy healthy Chocolate Brownie.

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Yield: 8

Flourless Sweet Potato Brownie (Paleo, Gluten Free)

Flourless Sweet Potato Brownie (Paleo, Gluten Free)

THIS is the ONE best healthy fudge brownie you NEED. There is NO sugar, flour or butter in this dairy free, gluten free, paleo sweet potato brownie recipe! 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup, optional
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

Instructions

Prepare the sweet potatoes

  1. Poke some holes in the sweet potatoes
  2. Bake at 350 F for an hour;
  3. Steam in a pot or microwave them until soft
  4. Let the sweet potatoes cool. Peel the skins off of the sweet potatoes. They should be fairly easy to peel once they are softened
  5. In a mixing bowl, mash the sweet potatoes well with a fork

Prepare the Brownie Batter

  1. Add 1/2 cup almond butter and an egg to the mashed sweet potatoes
  2. Mix the wet ingredients well until smooth
  3. Add 1/4 cup cacao powder, and 1/4 tsp baking soda

Optional ingredients

  1. Fold in 1/4 cup chocolate chips or Swirl 2 tbsp nut butter on top

Baking (Preheat the oven at 350F)

  1. Add the brownie batter to a parchment paper lined 8x8 baking pan, or smaller ( I used 9x5 here)
  2. Bake 12 minutes
  3. Take the baking pan out of the oven, slam it on your kitchen counter (see Tips in the post above)
  4. Sprinkle some sea salt. Bake for another 12 minutes
  5. Cut the brownie into squares once it cools down. Enjoy with a glass of homemade nut milk or some ice cream!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 198 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 31mg Sodium: 84mg Carbohydrates: 18g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 10g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 5g
The Nutrition Fact Below is specific to the ingredient I choose to use for this recipe, which may vary.

 

 

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