Sweet Potato Brownies

Number of Servings: 12 (101g)
Active Time: 15 min.
Total Time: 1 hour 45 min.
Sweet Potato Brownies

The best thing about these amazing, delicious brownies (aside from their awesome frosting) is the fact that they’re made with completely natural ingredients. If you leave the frosting off, the brownie itself is vegan.

Tip: These are rated all-purpose flour, but spelt flour would also work in this recipe.


  • Brownies:

    • 2 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
    • 6 Tbsp. water
    • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
    • ½ cup cocoa powder
    • ½ tsp. salt
    • 1 tsp. baking soda
    • ½ cup walnuts
    • 1 ripe avocado
    • 1 cup sweet potato puree
    • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
    • ¼ cup date paste
    • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract


    • ¼ cup date paste
    • ¼ cup almond butter
    • ¼ cup plain, non-fat Greek Yogurt
    • ½ cup cocoa powder
    • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil


  1. Soak ground flaxseed in water to gel (10 minutes).
  2. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Line a 9″x9″ baking pan with parchment paper.
  3. Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, and walnuts.
  4. Place avocado, sweet potato puree, applesauce, date paste, vanilla, and flaxseed mix in a food processor or blender. Process until smooth.
  5. Fold the wet mixture into the dry mixture. Stir until well combined.
  6. Spread batter evenly in pan and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a fine crumb (20-25 minutes). Let cool before frosting (1 hour).
  7. While brownies cool, combine all frosting ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Spread evenly over room-temperature brownies and serve.

Nutrition Facts

12 servings per container

Serving Size 101g

Amount per serving
Calories 190
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2.5g 13%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 225mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6.5g 25%
Total Sugars 11g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 7g
Protein 5g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 57.7mg 4%
Iron 1.9mg 10%
Potassium 420mg 8%
Vitamin A 217.4mcg 25%
Vitamin C 5.3mg 6%
Vitamin E 1.9mg 15%
Vitamin K 4.8mcg 4%
Thiamin 0.1mg 8%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 8%
Niacin 2.1mg 15%
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 10%
Folate 35.4mcg 9%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 2.7mcg 10%
Chloride 16.4mg 0%
Pantothenate 0.6mg 20%
Phosphorus 135.5mg 10%
Iodine 1.3mcg 0%
Magnesium 79.2mg 20%
Zinc 1.1mg 10%
Selenium 3.1mcg 6%
Copper 0.5mg 60%
Manganese 0.7mg 30%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 1.2mcg 2%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Sweet Potato Puree, Avocado, Date Paste (medjool Dates, Water), Unsweetened Applesauce, Water, Cocoa Powder, Almond Butter (dry Roasted Unblanched Almonds), Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt (skim Milk, Active Bacterial Culture, Vitamin As Palmitate, Vitamin D3), Walnuts, Enriched All Purpose Flour (unbleached Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Flax Seed Meal, Coconut Oil, Baking Soda, Vanilla Extract, Salt.

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