Updated: May 20
Looking for a way to satisfy your sweet tooth without sabotaging your healthy living goals? You must try these rich and creamy Sweet Potato Brownies! One of my favorite brownie recipes, they are so ooey, gooey and chocolatey I feel like I am indulging in a delectable chocolate fudge (because I am) yet they are actually a healthy treat alternative! When you get a taste of these amazing brownies you will be pleasantly surprised to discover that even though they are free of traditional less than healthy ingredients they are sinfully delicious! A rich and creamy brownie that boats complex carbs, protein and healthy fats along with essential vitamins and minerals and it tastes delectably delicious too? Sign me up!
1 C mashed sweet potato
1/2 C creamy natural peanut butter (or sub with nut butter alternative)
2 Tbsp. honey
1 tsp. vanilla
4 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1/2 - 1 tsp. cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Spray an 8x8 pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
Prep your sweet potato for mashing - I find boiling the simplest and quickest method. Simply peel, chop and boil the potato until tender, drain water and mash with hand mixer on high speed until smooth.
Place nut butter in a small bowl to warm on medium high in the microwave (approximately 30 seconds).
Add mashed sweet potato, warmed nut butter, honey, vanilla, cocoa powder and cinnamon to a medium size bowl and blend on low-medium speed with a hand mixer until smooth.
Spread brownie mixture into cake pan and smooth evenly.
Bake for 20-25 minutes (or until toothpick comes out clean).
Cool on a rack for 10-15 minutes before slicing.
Eat and Enjoy!