Sugar-Free Chocolate / Sweet Potato Brownies!

 by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Sweet potatoes often go on sale and are cheap cheap, CHEAP. But these unassuming veggies are a real power house of nutrition too. 

Did you know you can use them to even add vitamins and fiber to a delicious healthier sweet treat?? 

Recently we had a guest author share her experiences of going through a complete month without eating any refined sugar at all. But c’mon, they still love their sweets!

During her FINAL WEEK of the challenge, Ashley shared another ‘sweet surprise‘ – chocolate brownies made with sweet potatoes! Oh yeah, you have to see this…

Refined SUGAR-FREE SWEET CHOCOLATE POTATO BROWNIES! Moist, delicious, completely free of refined sugar. Eat healthy but still enjoy your sweets #TexasHomesteader

TAMMY’S NOTE: This No-Sugar challenge documents Ashley’s 30-day attempt to remove PROCESSED SUGAR from their diet.  This challenge allows her to use natural sugars such as fruit, honey or true maple syrup, therefore it’s not meant for a diabetic alternative, simply a personal-health challenge. 

from Ashley: 

Sticking to the theme of chocolate and healthy, who would have ever thought that you could pair vegetables and cocoa powder to make delicious chocolate sweet potato brownies?!

But Sweet potatoes are full of amazing nutrients for your body and…well…you know, you can add chocolate. 🙂 

You just can’t go wrong with this recipe! And you can even sneak this one in on others who love their sweet treats and they’ll never know they’re eating HEALTHY! Whoever said healthy was synonymous with gross anyways? Check out this super-easy recipe for decadent chocolate sweet potato brownies!

– Ashley

Sweet Potato Brownies

Whaaaat?!  Is this a vegetable or a dessert? Well why can’t you just have both? These brownies are so moist and delicious and, of course, completely free of refined sugar. And I used some fall-like spices in mine to get them to taste a little like spiced brownies. Here you go, folks!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword brownies, chocolate, cocoa, maple syrup, refined sugar free, sweet potatoes
Servings 12 people



  • 1 1/2 cup cooked, unseasoned sweet potato puree, about 2-3 medium-sized sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup peanut butter I used chunky because it’s my favorite, but smooth or any nut butter will do
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened coco powder
  • ¼ cup 100% maple syrup (~TxH~ uses honey)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • a sprinkle of allspice optional



  1. Bake 2 large sweet potatoes at 400 degrees for an hour, or until soft and they peel easily comes off.  Peel your sweet potatoes and mash them until smooth. 

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8x8 glass pan. 

  3. Measure out 1.5 cups of sweet potato puree.

  4. Throw all of your ingredients in a bowl and mix until even distributed. 

  5. Pour your batter into the dish and spread it out evenly. Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until nicely browned on top and the corners are crispy. 

  6. Cool completely, cut into serving sizes and enjoy!

NOTE:  You’re encouraged to read all four weeks of her Sugar-Free Challenge Journey where she shares tips & sugar-free recipes:


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7 thoughts on “Sugar-Free Chocolate / Sweet Potato Brownies!

  1. Randi

    Looks good! The addition of peanut butter will add a nice flavor, I am sure!

    Thank you for linking up at our Home Matters Link Party!

    Have a lovely evening,

    Randi 🙂


  2. Di

    Authentic Maple syrup needs to be organic, otherwise, it’s refined sugar syrup with imitation maple flavoring added.


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