This Healthy Flourless Paleo Sweet Potato Brownie recipe may just be one of my all-time favorite healthy desserts. IT IS FUDGY, CHEWY, CHOCOLATEY, AND SO EASY TO MAKE. And It only requires 4 simple ingredients. This recipe is also Paleo, Gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free.






This is the ONE healthy brownie recipe you need. Flourless Paleo Sweet Potato Brownies, which is gluten-free, dairy-free, and has no refined sugar.



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



  1. Gooey Healthy Pumpkin Brownies
  2. Peppermint Sweet Potato Brownies (Paleo, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free)
  3. Healthy S’mores Brownie





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 potatoes 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, like in these favorite recipes of mine:



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



And now, why not some paleo chocolate brownies?



Are Paleo Sweet Potato Brownies Healthy?



A plate with gooey sweet potato brownies with chocolate chips and sea salt on top







Compared to a 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 levels. 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)

A square of sweet potato brownie. There is an orange swirl on top and some chocolate chips sprinkled on top of the healthy dessert


2. Grain-Free, Flourless Paleo Brownie Recipe

There is no flour needed for this sweet potato 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 of 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 mush.

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.



Ingredients needed for 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 flourless sweet potato 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 sweet potato brownie recipe.

How to make Sweet Potato Paleo Brownies

The recipe is so simple!

Steam the sweet potato, make the brownie batter, top with your fav toppings, bake and ENJOY!

Begin by preparing the Sweet Potatoes

 Begin by steaming your sweet potatoes. You will want to start by poking holes in the sweet potato and baking in the oven for an hour.

If you are impatient like me… you can always steam the sweet potato in the microwave…or on the stove.

Once the sweet potato is done steaming…let it cool. Peel the skin off, then place in a mixing bowl and mash with a fork.

Following this, you will set the mashed sweet potato aside and begin working on the other ingredients.

Next is the Brownie Batter

Add the almond butter, and eggs to the mashed sweet potato. You will want to mix all of these ingredients until smooth and well combined.

Lastly, you will add the cacao powder, coconut sugar, and baking soda. If you have a sweet tooth like me, you can fold in, Chocolate Chips, Peanut Butter, or even Coconut Shreds!

Finally…time to bake!

Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper and swirl some additional nut butter on top.

Bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 F- then let cool for 10 minutes.

Enjoy with some homemade nut milk… or with some ice cream!

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?).


A plate with a pile of gluten-free sweet potato brownies. They look fudgy and gooey


Halfway through baking, we take the brownie pan out of the oven and slam it hard on the kitchen counter (make sure your countertop is not glass or plastic, okay?).

This helps even out the sweet potato 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 for up to 2 months.

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


Get Fancy with Sweet Potato Brownies


A plate of sweet potato brownies


Just plain gluten-free 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

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

The peppermint and chocolate combo is 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 Sweet Potato Brownie.




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


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1. Gooey Fudgy Paleo Brownies

2. Paleo Mint Chocolate Brownie Bites

3. No-Bake Double Chocolate Cookies


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Get the recipe: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! 
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  • 1 1/2 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup smooth almond butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar, optional
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chip, divided in half


  • Prepare the sweet potatoes
  • Poke some holes in the sweet potatoes
  • Bake at 350 F for an hour;
  • Steam in a pot or microwave them until soft
  • Let the sweet potatoes cool. Peel the skins off of the sweet potatoes. They should be fairly easy to peel once they are softened
  • In a mixing bowl, mash the sweet potatoes well with a fork
  • Prepare the Brownie Batter
  • Add 1/2 cup almond butter and two eggs to the mashed sweet potatoes
  • Mix the wet ingredients well until smooth
  • Add 1/3 cup cacao powder, coconut sugar (if using any) and 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • Optional ingredients
  • 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)
  • Add the brownie batter to a parchment paper-lined 8x8 baking pan. Swirl extra nut butter on top if preferred. Sprinkle the rest of the chocolate chips on top and a little sea salt.
  • Bake 21 - 24 minutes or to preferred doneness.
  • Cut the brownie into squares once it cools for 10 minutes. Enjoy with a glass of homemade nut milk or some ice cream!
Serving: 1g, Calories: 198kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 31mg, Sodium: 84mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 10g

The Nutrition Facts above are specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe, which may vary.