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Flourless Paleo Sweet Potato Brownies

9 pieces of sweet potato paleo brownies with almond butter swirl and chocolate chips on top.

 

This Healthy Flourless Paleo Sweet Potato Brownie recipe may just be one of my all-time favorite healthy desserts. It only requires 5 simple ingredients. It is fudgy, chewy, chocolatey, and so easy to make.

 

This is the ONE healthy brownie you need. A flourless paleo brownie made with sweet potatoes, that is gluten-free, dairy-free and NO refined sugar.

Since we need a paleo brownie recipe for every season, here are my favorites: 

  1. Gooey Healthy Pumpkin Brownies for the fall

  2. Peppermint Sweet Potato Brownies (Paleo, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free) for the holidays

 

 

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:

 

A Flourless Paleo Brownie made with sweet potato and almond butter.

 

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:

  1. Fluffy Paleo Sweet Potato Pancakes
  2. Paleo Sweet Potato Pie Skillet

 

And now, why not some paleo chocolate brownies?

 

Are Sweet Potato Paleo Brownies Healthy?

 

 

Compared to traditional chocolate brownie recipe, this paleo version is healthier for a few reasons.

1. These paleo brownies are made with whole foods ingredients that are good for our bodies.

  1. Sweet Potatoes
  2. Eggs
  3. Cacao Powder
  4. Almond Butter

 

Sweet Potatoes are an amazing source of complex carbs, fiber, and antioxidants. Sweet and yet, they will not mess with your blood sugar level. Therefore, no sugar crash.

Cacao Powder is a known superfood that is also rich in antioxidants. Additionally, it has positive impacts on our mood and energy level. (Read more Here)

 

 

2. Grain-Free, Flourless Paleo Brownie Recipe

There is no flour needed for this brownie recipe. It is completely grain-free, gluten-free and flourless.

Funny story behind the “Flourless”:

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.

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

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

So there you have it! That’s how I came up with this flourless brownie recipe.

 

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

 

How to make Paleo Sweet Potato Brownies

 

Firstly, here are the main ingredients you will need:

1. Sweet Potato

In order 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 gooiest 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.

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 denser than the brownie batter with eggs in it.

5. Optional: Coconut Sugar

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 an uncontrollable sweet-tooth kick, I will add 2 -3 tbsp of coconut sugar (paleo-friendly) to this chocolate brownie recipe.

 

Tips on making Sweet Potato Paleo Brownies

 

9 pieces of sweet potato paleo brownies with almond butter swirl and chocolate chips 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 the 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 halfway

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

I went through a phase when I watched so many Tasty videos (Aren’t they just so fun to watch?).

 

 

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.

 

3. Can I freeze Flourless Sweet Potato Brownies?

Absolutely. These flourless brownies freeze beautifully. Wrap them individually and freeze up to 2 months.

To thaw, leave brownies room temperature for 30 minutes then. warm-up in the microwave (with a piece of paper towel on top).

 

Get Fancy with Sweet Potato Brownies

 

A plate of sweet potato brownies

 

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

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

 

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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 of 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.

 

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

 

OOO ALSO I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOUR CREATIONS! YOU CAN USE “TRIED IT” ON PINTEREST OR SHARE ON INSTAGRAM BY TAGGING #SHUANGYSEATS

 

A plate of sweet potato brownies. There is almond butter swirl on top. There is a bite on top. Pinterest Image.

 

You May Also Like These Recipes:

1. Gooey Fudgy Paleo Brownies

2. Paleo Mint Chocolate Brownie Bites

3. No Bake Double Chocolate Cookies

 

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 smooth almond butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chip (divided in half)

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, coconut sugar (if using any) and 1/4 tsp baking soda

Optional ingredients

  1. Fold in 1/4 cup chocolate chips, and/or Swirl 2 tbsp nut butter on top and spread the rest of the chocolate chips.

Baking (Preheat the oven at 350F)

  1. Add the brownie batter to a parchment paper-lined 8x8 baking pan. Swirl
  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: 198Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 84mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 3gSugar: 10gProtein: 5g

The Nutrition Fact Below is specific to the ingredient I choose to use for this recipe, which may vary.

 

 

 

 

Healthy Flourless Sweet Potato Brownie pinterest image

 

a stack of three sweet potato brownies with some chocolate chips in the fore ground and more brownies in the background.

14 Comments
  • Anonymous
    Posted at 14:31h, 15 May Reply

    Hi Shuang,

    First of all, I love (!) your recipes! I would love to make this sweet potato brownie but was wondering if I can sub the almond butter for tahin as well?

    Cheers,
    Sophie

    • Shuang Shuang Liang
      Posted at 14:49h, 15 May Reply

      Hi Sophie,

      I haven’t tested tahini but I think you can. Just make sure you use the smooth and drizzly kind which has a similar texture to almond butter. Can’t wait to see how it turns out for you 🙂

      Shuang

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 15:12h, 29 March Reply

    If I don’t have almond butter on hand can I use peanut butter? ☺

    • Shuang Shuang Liang
      Posted at 19:59h, 31 March Reply

      Hi hi,

      yes, you can! Even better 😉

      Shuang

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 01:55h, 29 March Reply

    I can’t wait to try them😊….if I don’t have almond flour can I use peanut butter? Thank you in advance

    • Shuang Shuang Liang
      Posted at 20:02h, 31 March Reply

      Hi Hi,

      Yes you can! Even better 😉

      Shuang

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 17:16h, 27 March Reply

    Do you think this would work with canned pumpkin?

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 10:38h, 11 March Reply

    Hey there Shuang! Today I got all the ingredients for the flourless fudge brownies. Can’t wait to make them. Thanks! Lisa Murray

    • Shuang Shuang Liang
      Posted at 01:01h, 26 March Reply

      Hi Lisa!

      I can’t wait for you to make them either!!

      Best,
      Shuang

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 20:33h, 07 March Reply

    In the movie you use 2 eggs , but recipe says one. Which one is correct?

    • Shuang Shuang Liang
      Posted at 21:24h, 09 March Reply

      Hi there,

      I have recently updated it to 2 eggs (as shown in the video). Sorry about the confusion.

      Shuang

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 01:32h, 12 November Reply

    my daughter doesn’t like the taste of peanut or almond butter. When I make heatlhy protiens balls they almost always have some kind of nut butter as the ingredients. Probably to help them stick? Do these taste chocolatey or can you taste the nut butter?? Thanks

    • Shuang Shuang Liang
      Posted at 20:26h, 13 November Reply

      Hi,

      I mostly taste the sweet potato and the cacao. Have you tried cashew butte? It has a way milder taste compared to almond or peanut butter.

      Shuang

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