Sweet potato brownies

Recipe for sweet potato brownies with walnuts

These brownies are heaven on earth! Fudgy, nutty and uber-chocolatey with a crunch from the walnuts. Yum! I know there are a lot of sweet potato brownie recipes out there, but this definitely is a keeper.

I decorated these with some (homemade) chocolate frosting and gold sprinkles, but they definitely don’t need that. They are already fantastic on their own!

Recipe for sweet potato brownies with walnuts

Recipe for sweet potato brownies with walnuts

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Sweet Potato Brownies
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Serves: 9 brownies
  • 2 sweet potatoes (540 gram)
  • 20 small dates (160 gram)
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup (60 gram)
  • 8 tablespoons cacao powder (70 gram) - but you can add even more for a super intense chocolate flavor
  • 160 gram flour
  • 100 gram walnuts
  • pinch of cinnamon (optional)
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celcius.
  2. Peel and dice the two sweet potatoes, add them to a steamer over low-medium heat.
  3. Steam the potatoes until they are very soft. This will take approximately 10 minutes.
  4. Add the steamed sweet potatoes, dates and maple syrup to a blender or food processor, and blend until a thick, caramel like paste appeared.
  5. Transfer the paste to a big bowl and stir in the cacao powder, flour and cinnamon. Stir well. Add the walnuts and stir those through too.
  6. Put the mixture in a brownie tin lined with parchment paper.
  7. Bake the brownie for about 25 minutes at 180 degrees Celcius
  8. Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing as they can be a bit crumbly while very warm.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 brownie (out of 9) Calories: 316 kcal Fat: 10.5 gram Saturated fat: 2.7 gram Trans fat: 0 gram Carbohydrates: 58.1 gram Sugar: 15.7 gram Fiber: 10.5 gram Protein: 9.4 gram Cholesterol: 0 mg


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    So far I have made only zucchini brownies, but these will be my next brownies attempt! Looking yummie!:)

    • Reply Emma April 26, 2015 at 15:17

      Thank you Aneta! I’ve never tried zucchini brownies, but experimenting with food is great fun :)

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  • Reply Al July 16, 2018 at 07:21

    I’ve been meaning to make sweet potato brownies for a while now! This recipe looks amazing. Is there a substitute if you don’t have a steamer for the sweet potatoes? Thanks!

    • Reply Emma July 16, 2018 at 10:01

      Hi Al!
      If you don’t have a steamer you can also boil the sweet potato :) Hope you’ll love them as much as I do!

  • Reply Sharon July 27, 2022 at 17:28

    Is the final consistency before cooking supposed to be like cake frosting? Or should it be more liquidy?

    • Reply Emma August 23, 2022 at 12:49

      Hi Sharon! That sounds about right :)

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